Categories

Make sure that you are recognised in the categories that best suit your role, business or service.

Ensure you get the recognition you deserve. You can enter any category relevant to your business (there is no limit) and include as many individuals in your organisation as you like.

Please contact Tarryn Kerr on 02 9922 3300 if you have any questions relating to which categories to enter or if you need help lodging your submission.



Company

BEAUTY SERVICE BUSINESS OF THE YEAR Hairdressers, mobile hairdresser, barber, stylists, beauty salons, nail services, eyelash bars, day spa, laser treatment, cosmetic treatment, spray tan and other related businesses.
CAFÉ, CATERING AND RESTAURANT BUSINESS OF THE YEAR Unlicensed premises such as cafes, coffee shops, coffee bars, casual dining and other related businesses.
DEFENCE BUSINESS OF THE YEAR Defence-related manufacturing, technology, transportation, training and education, media and communications businesses.
ENERGY BUSINESS OF THE YEAR Renewable and non-renewable energy businesses with offerings such as products, installations, wholesale or other online services and other related businesses.
EXPORT BUSINESS OF THE YEAR At least 25 per cent of all revenue for the 2018 financial year must have been generated from sales outside of Australia.
FINANCE BUSINESS OF THE YEAR Mortgage brokers, financial planners, accountants, auditors, SMSF advisers, insurance brokers FX traders and other related businesses.
FINTECH BUSINESS OF THE YEAR Crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending platforms, robo-advice, payments, data, currency and other related businesses.
FITNESS & WELLBEING BUSINESS OF THE YEAR Personal trainers, gyms, outdoor fitness, health and wellbeing, fitness coach/mentoring, yoga instructors, boot camps and other related businesses.
FRANCHISOR BUSINESS OF THE YEAR Fast food, retail, services, finance, support companies and other related businesses; open to the franchisors and not franchisees.
HEALTH SERVICES BUSINESS OF THE YEAR Doctors, dentists, chiropractors, physiologists, optometrists, acupuncturists, occupational therapy, speech therapy, nursing services, fertility/maternity, medical specialist, massage therapist and other related businesses.
HOME AND LIFESTYLE BUSINESS OF THE YEAR Interior design, builders, renovators, furniture design, furniture shops, landscapers, garden design, garden centers, gardeners, removalists, pool services, pest control, sanitation, cleaning companies and other related businesses.
HOSPITALITY VENUE OF THE YEAR Licensed premises such as bars, pubs, hotels and other establishments.
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (ICT) BUSINESS OF THE YEAR Data, telephony, installation, digital security, helpdesk, mobile applications, product manufacturing, software developer, hardware supply, support and other related businesses.
MANUFACTURING BUSINESS OF THE YEAR Food, beverage, beauty, building products, accessories and other related businesses.
MEDIA, MARKETING AND ADVERTISING BUSINESS OF THE YEAR Creative agencies, media sales, social media consultants, publishers, marketers, designers, podcasters, broadcasters, PR and communications firms, photographers, event managers, content producers, social media, digital marketing, web design, digital design and other related businesses.
NOT-FOR-PROFIT BUSINESS OF THE YEAR Religious groups, school, community child care centres, cultural organisations, environmental protection organisation, neighbourhood associations, public museums, libraries, scholarship funds, scientific organisation, scouts, sports clubs, surf lifesaving clubs, traditional service clubs, aged care homes, homeless shelters, disability services, artistic groups, animal welfare, health promotion and other related businesses.
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES BUSINESS OF THE YEAR Lawyers, architects, consultants and engineering firms, recruitment agencies, research and other related businesses excluding finance services.
PROPERTY BUSINESS OF THE YEAR Real estate agents, project marketers, buyers’ agents, property educators and other related businesses.
RETAIL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR Fashion boutiques, chemists, automotive supplies, consumables, office supplies, petrol stations, discount retailers, florists and other related businesses.
START-UP BUSINESS OF THE YEAR Businesses trading for at least one full financial year and no longer than four full financial years.
TRADES BUSINESS OF THE YEAR Carpenters, plumbers, builders, electricians, concreters, scaffolders, plasterers, roofers, fencers, painters, tilers, renderers, cabinet makers, waterproofing, arborists and other related businesses.
TRAINING AND EDUCATION BUSINESS OF THE YEAR School readiness, educational program, workshops, online courses, tutoring, associations, life coaching, industry training, private institutes, first aid training, workplace learning and development, trade education, driving schools and other related businesses.
TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS BUSINESS OF THE YEAR Taxis, chauffeurs, haulage and trucking companies, logistic services, distribution and storage centres, delivery companies and couriers, vehicle rentals, postal messenger services and other related businesses.
TRAVEL AND TOURISM BUSINESS OF THE YEAR Hotels, accommodation, bed and breakfasts, souvenir shops, tour operators, tourist attractions and experiences, travel agencies, booking services and other related businesses.
WEDDING BUSINESS OF THE YEAR Dress boutiques, bridal wear, dress design, MC, bands, event planners, venues, invitation and stationary suppliers, transport, website specialist, graphic designer, celebrants, florists and other related businesses.


CUSTOMER SERVICE EXPERIENCE OF THE YEAR Drove growth and ensured success through exceptional customer service.
INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR Promoted business growth, challenged market norms and excelled through a focus on innovation.
SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY OF THE YEAR Companies that have used social media to promote, advocate or influence communities and customer groups for a minimum of 2 financial years.
SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM OF THE YEAR Promoted efforts to support the environmental and social well-being of the community/communities in which they operate in.
WORKPLACE OF THE YEAR Focused on people empowerment, culture, and innovation, and being an employer of choice.



Individual

BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR CEO, director, manager or equivalent title who shaped their business’ success and delivered outstanding growth and development.
BUSINESSWOMAN OF THE YEAR CEO, director, manager or equivalent title who balanced gender diversity and commitment to the progression of women.
INDIGENOUS BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR CEO, director, manager or equivalent title who identifies as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and has shaped their business’ success and delivered outstanding growth and development.
SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCER OF THE YEAR Individuals who have used social media to promote, advocate or influence communities and customer groups for a minimum of 2 years.
YOUNG BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR Under 35 years of age; CEO, director, manager or equivalent title.

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