UPDATE: I think my example logos being all very simple have set this on a bad course. We're looking for a logo with a wow factor. Like this:
Large companies have logos that can be recognized by their shape alone. We're looking to mix that idea with something a little more of a "blow your hair back wow factor".
We're looking for a simple, smart and classy logo. A few logo's the directors suggested are at:
http://www.infobarrel.com/media/image/280.gif (coca cola logo)
We also like the spartan golf club logo which is still classy but with a little more to it:
Although it is different to most of the brief I would be interested to see some more emblem style entries.
And again some more complex designs could be of interest. (An example would be the http://www.bgcapitalgroup.com/ logo).
We would like the logo to be versatile for use on business card and website. It should be recognizable as an outline so it can be swapped between different colors and background colors.
The contest has now been guaranteed.
One final note, the brief is just a guideline. I'm not a designer and we're quite flexible in what we may go with. So have fun with it, hoping to see some interesting designs.