Entries for 2022 have now closed - the deadline was 14th February 2022, 5pm 
Competition day: Friday 6th May 2022 at MSD, 120 Moorgate London EC2M 6UR
Awarded to the newcomer (up to 3 years' experience in business intelligence) who performs best in a series of individual challenges at a competition day - your chance to shine! 

It will be an intense and challenging experience, but you'll also meet others, learn new things and have fun! 

  • Opportunity to demonstrate your core abilities and skills, regardless of your specific experience or job role; 
  • Enter as an individual – and take part in individual exercises based around a fictitious product launch scenario; 
  • A developmental opportunity as well as a competition – all entrants receive detailed feedback; 
  • Friendly atmosphere – meet and network with other entrants and the judges, including a chance to relax over drinks at the end of the day;
  • Special ticket privileges for the Awards Ceremony on 16th May; 
  • A £250 cash prize for the winner! 
How to enter 
  • All you need to do now is ask for your manager's permission, then click on the ENTRY FORM tab to register your intention to take part. 
  • In order to ensure that we have a fair competition for all entrants, you must have no more than 3 years' total experience in any business intelligence roles (non-healthcare roles also count towards this) and no more than 5 years’ total experience in healthcare, as of 31st December the year prior to the competition. (See the FAQS & ENTRY TIPS tab for more details about eligibility).
  • Please save the date of the competition day, and we will be in touch with more details and to let you know if you have a place. 
  • Places will initially be restricted to one per member organisation, but a second person can apply and will be added to the waiting list, in case we have space. Full BHBIA member companies are given priority. 

Places are limited, and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis – so don’t delay! 

What happens next? 
  • We will contact you after the entry deadline to let you know if you have a place. 
  • If so, we’ll then be in touch nearer the time with details of the programme for the day and any instructions about how you need to prepare. 
  • The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony on 16th May.

See the FAQS & ENTRY TIPS tab for useful pointers, including more on eligibility and the stipulations around multiple entrants from the same member organisation. 

The Best Newcomer event is formally recognised by the MRS CPD Programme, which may be of interest to you if you are an MRS member – click on the FURTHER INFORMATION tab for details.

Check out our news review feature to hear from previous entrants and see a video featuring last year's winner.

View the Terms and Conditions of Entry