For all entries, the judges will be looking for evidence of the success of your programme. This could be in the form of metrics such as DSO, DPO, NWC, or perhaps other tangible benefits such as cost savings over previous programmes, greater efficiency or increased satisfaction amongst suppliers or stakeholders. You can submit an entry in more than one category and there is no limit to the number of entries you can submit. Before starting your entry, you might like to read our guidance on How to enter.
Best Integrated Working Capital project Does your working capital project use multiple ‘levers’ to reach your goal? If your solution combines several techniques such as dynamic discounting, tighter credit management or inventory finance, this is the category to enter.
Best use of Supply Chain Finance If you are freeing up cash trapped in your supply chain and/or offering early payment to suppliers, this is your category.
Best use of Receivables finance If you’re raising finance based on your receivables, whether with recourse or non-recourse, this where you should enter.
Best use of Payables finance This is the specialist category for dynamic discounting, reverse factoring, confirming and other forms of payables financing.
Best use of Inventory management or finance If you are freeing up cash locked in inventory, whatever the balance sheet treatment, this category is for you.
Best Cash forecasting initiative Cash forecasting is the backbone of any working capital initiative. This category rewards great example of improved cash forecasting.
Best ESG Working Capital Initiative Does your working capital or SCF programme reward good corporate citizenship, support minority-owned businesses or have a sustainability element? This is your category.
Best Working Capital funding solution This category aims to recognise working capital programmes that bring together multiple funders or demonstrate innovation their funding structures.
Best use of technology for a working capital project Are you using a working capital platform to support your working capital goals? We want to know about it.
Best working capital project in a mid-size corporation A special category for working capital projects in companies with annual revenues below $1bn
You can nominate people or companies for these awards.
Working Capital Champion The individual who has done most to promote better working capital management over the past year
Working Capital Startup of the year We’re looking for innovative businesses which are helping to optimise working capital and that have been trading for less than three years.
Working Capital Innovation Award This award recognises new thinking or new technologies around working capital and could go to a company - such as a fintech - or to an individual Gold Award for Best Working Capital project This award can’t be entered, but will be chose by the judges from among the category winners as the best example of working capital management in action.