All panel members will agree in writing to step out of any decision or process where a conflicts of interest may arise – and to flag any conflicts accordingly, both at the shortlisting and pitch stage. This will include flagging any connection to either the the organisation and/or individuals applying, such as (but not limited to) being family, friend, former colleague, client or supplier. Should such a conflict arise, the remaining members of the panel will make the decision, without the input or presence of those affected. In specific circumstances we may replace members of judging panel to specifically avoid conflicts. In short, we’ll work with maximum integrity to ensure the process is fair and transparent.