Recognises excellence in organisations that apply commercial strategies to maximise improvements in community wellbeing, reinvesting profit or surplus from trade to achieve its social mission.
Recognises excellence in organisations with an annual turnover up to and including $1million per year, which have achieved overall significant growth or performance as a result of effective planning and delivery.
Entry requirements Minimum 1.5 full time equivalent employees and an annual turnover up to and including $1million excl GST.
This category recognises organisations that have succeeded through showing consistent dedication to superlative service and demonstrates its commitment to the customer through its service policy, staff training and/or other specific means.
Recognises organisations whose ongoing work or specific project(s) have resulted in outcomes to the community which are visionary, have high impact and are transformative, embodying the qualities that define excellence in contribution. This includes outstanding generosity, creativity, innovation, commitment and courage.
This category recognises businesses that show an outstanding example of a marketing project where research was used to validate performance. Examples of performance include increasing customer loyalty, retention, satisfaction, profitability and/or brand awareness.
This category recognises organisations that have enhanced their success through innovation - both in thinking and implementing of an idea. An innovation can be in a product/service/technology or process.
This category recognises organisations that have achieved significant business growth during the last two years as a result of effective strategic planning and actioned delivery.
Recognises organisations that embrace sustainable practices in daily operations that reduce the impact on the environment and or provide product or services that have positive environmental and or social outcomes.
Recognising emerging leaders, who have significantly contributed to an organization.
Recognises Chief Executives/ Managing Directors, who demonstrate exemplary leadership.CEOs and MDs are evaluated based on criteria including; the performance of the company that they lead, the extent to which they have contributed to the company's performance, overall leadership qualities and the esteem in which they are held by peers. A suitable CEO demonstrates strong leadership qualities combined with the ability to conceive a strategy for long-term growth and determination to drive related events.
Recognises businesses that successfully work within, and captures the benefits of, the global market, demonstrating outstanding International Trade achievements, sustainable growth and results.