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Best Newcomer

Entries for Best Newcomer 2017-18 are now closed. Entrants will be informed by early January if they have been allocated a place at the event.

Entry Deadline: 15th December 2017

Please enter as soon as you can because places will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis

Competition Day: 27th April 2018

Best Newcomer 2017-18 is sponsored by medeConnect Healthcare Insight and the competition day will take place at
Fieldwork International (3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW)

Would you like the chance to demonstrate your ability and potential, and gain new perspectives too? The Best Newcomer competition is a development opportunity as well as a chance to win recognition as a talented newcomer.

  • For pharma and agency newcomers with no more than three years’ experience in roles that include business intelligence, analytics or market research/fieldwork (at 31st December 2017)
  • One-day competition event – individual exercises based on a practical simulation exercise/case-study
  • Each task is assessed by a small team of friendly senior industry judges
  • The tasks are designed to be sufficiently broad for all candidates to undertake – whether you work in market research, sales analytics, business information, fieldwork or other related disciplines. They will test skills such as planning, organisation and communication, rather than in-depth knowledge of particular processes or techniques
  • Be prepared for an intense and challenging - but ultimately rewarding - day.
  • There are also opportunities for networking with judges and fellow contestants, and this year we again plan to extend this by inviting everyone to stay and relax over a drink at the end of the day
  • All entrants will receive personal feedback on their performance after the BOBI Awards Ceremony.

How to enter:

Please obtain your line manager’s permission and then complete the online Entry Form.

There is no fee to enter the Best Newcomer competition, but you must work in a full BHBIA member company.

Spaces are strictly limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis - so don’t wait until the deadline or you may miss out!

Places will initially be restricted to one per member company, but a 2nd person can apply and will be added to the waiting list, in case we have space.

For additional information consult our Frequently Asked Questions resource.

How will any spare places be allocated to those on the waiting list?

Should a space become available, due to an entrant dropping out, the BOBI committee will allocate the space at their discretion to someone on the waiting list, taking into consideration 1. When applications were received 2. Which companies already have someone on the list of confirmed entrants.

(The company whose entrant has dropped out does not have the automatic right to send a substitute – though this opportunity may be offered at the committee’s discretion, depending on what applications are already on the waiting list).

Special Conference tickets for Newcomer participants:

We appreciate that it can be difficult for companies to prioritise who attends the Conference (and normally people have to attend at least one day of the Conference to come to the Awards). So we have introduced a new ticket type especially for those taking part in the Best Newcomer Awards: Entrants will have the option to purchase a ‘dinner only’ ticket (with or without accommodation). 
We hope that this will allow a majority of entrants to be there on the night, as well as maximising the chance of the winner being present to collect their award. Of course it would be even better if you can convince your boss to let you attend the whole Conference!

We also plan to have some 'VIP' tables at the front of the room; Newcomers attending the dinner will be invited to join us.

CPD 6 hours

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