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Individual Awards

BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR

This award recognises the business leader who has most effectively shaped their business’ success and found a way to pivot or adapt to changing business circumstances.

INDIGENOUS BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR

This award recognises the business leader of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage who has demonstrated excellence in their industry and supported Indigenous communities and employment opportunities.

YOUNG BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR

This award recognises the young business leader who has most effectively shaped their business’ success and found a way to pivot or adapt to changing business circumstances.

BUSINESSWOMAN OF THE YEAR

This award recognises the efforts of women in business in breaking down gender barriers within their respective industry and a demonstrated commitment to gender diversity, while navigating the tough COVID environment and finding a way to pivot or adapt to changing circumstances.

REGIONAL BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR

This award recognises the regional business leader who has most effectively shaped their business’ success and found a way to pivot or adapt to changing circumstances.

Industry Awards

B2B SERVICES BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

This award recognises the business-to-business (B2B) service provider that has most effectively capitalised on market opportunities and found a way to pivot or adapt to changing circumstances.

BEAUTY BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

This award recognises the beauty business that has most effectively capitalised on market opportunities and found a way to pivot or adapt to changing circumstances.

CUSTOMER SERVICE EXPERIENCE OF THE YEAR

This award recognises the business that has ensured success through exceptional customer service and found a way to pivot or adapt to changing business circumstances.

EXPORT AND MANUFACTURING BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

This award recognises the export and manufacturing business that has most effectively capitalised on market opportunities and found a way to pivot or adapt to changing circumstances.

FINTECH BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

This award recognises the fintech business that has most effectively capitalised on market opportunities and embraced technology to pivot or adapt to the evolving coronavirus crisis.

FRANCHISE NETWORK OF THE YEAR

This award recognises the franchise network that has most effectively capitalised on market opportunities and found a way to pivot or adapt to changing circumstances.

HOSPITALITY BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

This award recognises the hospitality business that has most effectively capitalised on market opportunities and found a way to pivot or adapt to changing circumstances.

INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (ICT) BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

This award recognises the ICT business that has most effectively capitalised on market opportunities and pivoted or adapted to the evolving coronavirus crisis.

MEDIA, MARKETING AND ADVERTISING BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

This award recognises the media, marketing or advertising business that has most effectively capitalised on market opportunities and pivoted or adapted to the evolving coronavirus crisis.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

This award recognises the professional services business that has most effectively capitalised on market opportunities and found a way to pivot or adapt to changing circumstances.

RETAIL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

This award recognises the retail business that has most effectively capitalised on market opportunities and found a way to pivot or adapt to changing circumstances.

START-UP BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

This award recognises the start-up business that has most effectively transformed an idea into a successful and lucrative company.

TRAINING AND EDUCATION BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

This award recognises excellence in businesses and organisations that provide education and training to their customers or members. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to delivering education and training that have a meaningful impact on the lives and/or work of their students through the use of best-practice teaching methods.

TRAVEL AND TOURISM BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

This award recognises the travel and tourism business that has most effectively capitalised on market opportunities and found a way to pivot or adapt to changing circumstances.

WORKPLACE OF THE YEAR

This award recognises the business that has most effectively shaped its success and development through a focus on people empowerment, culture, innovation and being an employer of choice. It also celebrates the its ability to pivot or adapt to evolving business challenges.

B2C SERVICES BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

This award recognises the business-to-consumer (B2C) service provider that has most effectively capitalised on market opportunities and found a way to pivot or adapt to changing circumstances.

COMMERCIAL CLEANING AND OH&S BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

This award recognises the cleaning or OH&S business that has most effectively capitalised on market opportunities presented by recent events.

ENERGY BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

This award recognises the energy business that has most effectively capitalised on market opportunities and found a way to pivot or adapt to the evolving coronavirus crisis.

FINANCE BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

This award recognises the finance business that has most effectively capitalised on market opportunities and found a way to pivot or adapt to changing circumstances.

FITNESS AND WELLBEING BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

This award recognises the fitness or wellbeing business that has most effectively capitalised on market opportunities and found a way to pivot or adapt to changing circumstances.

HEALTH SERVICES BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

This award recognises the health services business that has most effectively capitalised on market opportunities and found a way to pivot or adapt to changing circumstances.

INDIGENOUS BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

This award recognises the Indigenous business that has most effectively capitalised on market opportunities and found a way to pivot or adapt to changing circumstances.

INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR

This award recognises the business that has challenged market norms and excelled through a focus on innovation. The applicant must be able to demonstrate either a new-to-market invention or idea, or an innovation adaptation to existing processes, systems or products that has transformed the business and delivered new opportunities.

NOT-FOR-PROFIT BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

This award recognises the not-for-profit business that has most effectively capitalised on market opportunities and found a way to pivot or adapt to changing circumstances.

PROPERTY BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

This award recognises the property business that has most effectively capitalised on market opportunities and found a way to pivot or adapt to changing circumstances.

SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY OF THE YEAR

This award recognises the company that has most effectively used social media to capitalise on changing market opportunities, including to pivot or adapt to the evolving coronavirus crisis.

TRADES BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

This award recognises the trades business that has most effectively capitalised on market opportunities and found a way to pivot or adapt to changing circumstances.

TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

This award recognises the transport and logistics business that has most effectively capitalised on market opportunities and pivoted or adapted to the evolving coronavirus crisis.

WELLNESS PROGRAM/INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR

This award recognises the SME business in Australia that has actively advocated for health and wellness initiatives, events and/or activities among their peers and the community at large.