The 2017 NSW Business Chamber Business Awards will be awarding outstanding business people and businesses in the following categories.
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Young Business Executive
The Young Business Executive award recognises an inspirational young professional aged between 18-35 years who has built a successful career within an organisation. To enter into this award, the individual must have been employed by their current employer for a minimum of 12 months.
The Young Entrepreneur award recognises an inspirational young person aged between 18-35 years who, through their own commitment and passion, has built and operates a successful business. This award recognises young business leaders who demonstrate outstanding entrepreneurial spirit, strategic direction and innovative ideas whilst providing inspiration to a new generation of upcoming young business people.
The Business Leader award recognises the positive contribution made to business by business people and professionals. The award recognises those who demonstrate outstanding entrepreneurial spirit, strategic business direction and innovative ideas, whilst providing inspiration to a new generation of upcoming business leaders. Individuals entering into this category can be self employed or employed by a business.
Excellence in Small Business
The Excellence in Small Business award recognises a business, employing less than 20 people* that has attained significant growth and is able to demonstrate the specific strategies and processes implemented to achieve sustainable growth in the previous 24 months. *This includes all employees on payroll in Australia such as contractors, casuals and labour hire staff.
Excellence in Business
The Excellence in Business award recognises a business that has attained significant growth and is able to demonstrate the specific strategies and processes implemented to achieve sustainable growth over the previous 24 months. *This includes all employees on payroll in Australia such as contractors, casuals and labour hire staff.
Excellence in Social Enterprise
The Excellence in Social Enterprise award is open to businesses that have been established to further a social purpose in a financially sustainable way. These businesses are revenue generating and can be “not for profit” and “for profit”.
Start Up Superstar
The Start Up Superstar award recognises a business that has been operating for less than 2 years that delivers a product/service/idea/invention with credible potential. This award recognises early-stage startups that have a solid chance of market success, and strongly displays the entrepreneurial spirit.
Excellence in Innovation
The Excellence in Innovation award recognises businesses that have made significant contributions to their industry through the introduction or improvement of an idea, method, technology, process or application.
Excellence in Sustainability
The Excellence in Sustainability award recognises businesses that are working to reduce the impact of their operations on the environment and/or provide products and services that have positive environmental outcomes.
*Where sustainability is your core business, you must enter this category based on sustainable initiatives and projects within your business, not related to your core offering.
Excellence in Export
The Excellence in Export award recognises leading examples of businesses that are exporting their products internationally and are forging a strong reputation for Australian products and services in international markets. This applies to businesses that are exporting directly or through a third party.
Employer of Choice
The Employer of Choice award recognises organisations that put in place strategies and initiatives to create stimulating and supportive workplace environments for their employees. These strategies or initiatives must have a positive impact on both employees and the organisation as a whole.
Local Chamber of Commerce
The Local Chamber of Commerce award recognises the achievements of a Local Chamber in supporting their members to maximise their business potential. ^To enter into this award Category, Local Chambers must be part of the NSW Business Chamber Local Chamber Alliance program.