There's still time to win Best UK Vets Award 2015

We are excited to tell you there are just THREE weeks until the 2015 Best UK Vets Award. Here is all the information you need to know:

Sponsored by VetHelpDirect.com, the Best UK Vets Award rewards the most well-reviewed practices in the UK. The aim of our Awards is to celebrate the huge value of honest online client reviews - an excellent way to boost your practice’s online reputation. 

When is the Best UK Vets Award?

In its third year, the annual Best UK Vets Award 2015 takes place on 10th February.

How are the Awards Judged?

A team from VetHelpDirect.com evaluate the thousands of reviews left on all vet sites on their directory and on Any-UK-Vet.co.uk. The winning practice will be the most well reviewed practice between February 2014 and February 2015. In addition to one overall winner there will be one silver award and one bronze award plus five runners up.

What can you do, as a vet, to win?

If you are keen to enter but don’t yet have a VetHelpDirect.com listing, prices start at just £17.50 per month. Don't forget that all listings on the VetHelpDirect.com directory come with a free widget to pop onto your website, making it even easier for clients to find where to leave you reviews. If you haven't embedded your widget yet, just ask us to send you the widget code to pass onto your web developer. Alternatively you should all be listed on Any-UK-Vet.co.uk and the team analyse these listings too. If you want to encourage your clients to leave reviews here are our tips:

• Email your clients with a link to where they can leave a review

• Write a Facebook post encouraging all your clients who ‘like’ the practice to write a review. Include an easy link.

• Create a simple poster or flyer for the waiting room so people can review while they wait

• Ask your reception staff to prompt clients before or after their appointment – verbally or with a little reminder card.

Reviews will be counted up until and including 10th February 2015 so there’s still plenty of time!

What are the prizes?

The Overall Winner Prize

By winning our award you will have built up a spectacular collection of reviews from happy, loyal clients and we will provide you with a ‘Best UK Vets Award’ badge / banner for your website. As a special prize, and to celebrate your achievement, we will help you host an award ceremony! We will: • Provide food, drink and cake.

• Present an awards certificate and banner.

• Contact up to four local publications of your choice with a press release (raising awareness of your practice within the local community and online press will help your Google ranking). • Send out a branded email to any clients you wish to invite.

• As well as all that, we are giving the winning practice a team night out up to the value of £250 as a well done to all the hard working members of staff that have been so well reviewed!

The Runners Up Prizes

Silver, Bronze and Runners Up will all receive a ‘Best UK Vets Award’ badge / banner for their websites.

Previous Winners:

2014 Arun Veterinary Group in Pulborough, Sussex (180 positive reviews)

2013: Barton Lodge Vets in Hemel Hempstead (72 positive reviews)

Terms and Conditions for the Winning Practice

VetHelpDirect.com will provide a certificate and banner for the practice. We will provide £250.00 for the practice to enjoy a night out for all members of staff. We will be present for the award ceremony immediately followed by a 1hr drinks reception. We will provide nibbles, cake, cold soft drinks & bucks fizz for up to 60 guests, the practice is responsible for providing for any dietary requirements except vegetarians. The venue for the award presentation and all associated health & safety and fire regulations are the responsibility of the veterinary practice. We will send out one email to the practice's clients as an announcement / invitation, the practice is responsible for providing client email addresses for this. We will write a press release and contact up to four local publications of the practice's choice, we cannot guarantee the story will be published but we will chase these publications a reasonable number of times. Cleaning up is the responsibility of the practice. It is the responsibility of the practice to handle rsvps and provide us with a final number of attendees prior to the award ceremony

For more Information

For more details on how to win, the great prizes, tips on building up client reviews and the terms and conditions, please call 0845 4961204 or email kim@vethelpdirect.com. For more media information please contact fritha@vethelpdirect.com or 0845 4961 294