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NOT FOR PROFIT


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.

Entry requirements Minimum 1.5 full time equivalent employees, with verification of charitable status.

MICRO BUSINESS


 

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.

SERVICE EXCELLENCE


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.

Entry requirements Minimum 2 full time equivalent employees and annual turnover in excess of $1million excl GST.

Community Contribution


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.

Entry requirements Minimum 2 full time equivalent employees and annual turnover in excess of $500,000 excl GST.

MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA


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.

Entry requirements Minimum 2 full time equivalent employees and annual turnover in excess of $1million excl GST. Whilst 3rd parties may have created and assisted in completing the project relating to this entry, the organization entered must be the beneficiary.

INNOVATION


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.

Entry requirements Minimum 2 full time equivalent employees and annual turnover in excess of $1million excl GST.

BUSINESS GROWTH


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.

Entry requirements Minimum 2 full time equivalent employees and annual turnover of at least $1million excl GST.
 

SOCIAL & ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY AWARD


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.

Entry requirements: Minimum 2 full time equivalent employees and an annual turnover in excess of $500,000 excl GST.

EMERGING LEADER


Recognising emerging leaders, who have significantly contributed to an organization.

Entry requirements Minimum 2 full time equivalent employees and annual turnover in excess of $500,000 excl GST.

CEO of the Year


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.
Entry requirements Must be a CEO or MD of an entity of substance defined as achieving one or more of the following:
Employing a minimum of 15 full time equivalent employees
OR Have an annual turnover in excess of $7million excluding GST.
OR Have delivered consecutive shareholder return for not less than the last five years.

International Trade Award


Recognises businesses that successfully work within, and captures the benefits of, the global market, demonstrating outstanding International Trade achievements, sustainable growth and results.

Entry requirements Minimum 2 full-time equivalent employees and annual turnover in excess of $1million excl GST.

Supreme Award