This award recognises the personal and business services provider that has most effectively capitalised on market opportunities and driven demonstrable business growth.

It includes all types of personal and business services providers, such as hairdressers and beauty salons, pet groomers, managed services, cleaners and waste management, car wash providers, dry cleaners, plant leasing and other services businesses. This also includes importers and wholesale suppliers within the personal and business services industry.

It is open to all businesses that have been trading for at least two full financial years, and is based on activities in the 2015-16 financial year.

To be eligible for this award, the business needs to have 200 employees or fewer as of 30 June 2016 and be registered in Australia (or respective state/territory) as a sole trader, a partnership, or an incorporated or listed business.

Submission criteria and requirements

Please answer the following questions (400 words max per question):

We also encourage entrants to submit an optional short video up to 30 seconds long answering the question, “What does business success mean to you?”

Please attach two references, testimonials or other sources of information (such as any financial or business metrics and/or statements, with supporting documentation such as audited statements and third-party independent data reports) to support your nomination.

 To start your application, click here.