Decisions Made

During the Challenge, the competitors have to prepare their strategy and make decisions about running their company. These decisions include:

  • Pricing
  • Warehousing
  • Marketing
  • Cashflow Management
  • Production
  • Finance and Investment
  • Transport
  • Consultancy
  • Contracts
  • Capital Expenditure
  • Creditor/ Debtors Management

Decision Timetable

Completed decision entries for each period must be submitted to the Business Challenge website on or before the published deadlines. Late decisions will not be followed up & reminders will not be sent.

Late decisions cannot be accepted for whatever reason. It is the responsibility of contestants to ensure that decisions are lodged with the Business Challenge website before the decision deadline.

Deadlines may be changed according to circumstances provided that adequate notice is given to all contestants.


Round 1
15.00pm Thursday 9th August
25.00pm Thursday 16th August
35.00pm Thursday 23th August
45.00pm Thursday 30th August
55.00pm Thursday 6th September
65.00pm Thursday 13th September

Will be held on the week commencing 24th September.

Decision Timetable

Since the Challenge requires all five team decisions before it can be processed, late or missing decisions will be satisfied by an ADMINISTRATION ENTRY. Administration entries are based on averages and are automatically calculated by the simulation.

Contestants will be placed last in their game at the end of any round in which more than two administration entries were submitted for the same round.