Business Excellence Awards 2019 - Deniliquin Business Chamber

Business Excellence Awards

Winning awards is what happens when service shines

Thank you to the Deniliquin community for embracing this 21 year old tradition of celebrating our wonderful business people every year for their amazing passion, persistence and hard work!

21 years – that should open a few doors!

“Winning awards is what happens when service shines”

The Business Excellence Awards have been running in Deniliquin for the past 21 years with great success. The Deniliquin Business Chamber organises this event in line with core strategic benefits to Chamber members and the greater community by promoting and protecting local businesses.  The Awards celebrate and recognise business excellence in our town.  The Awards showcase the success of Chamber members.

Nominated individuals and businesses are supported through out the entry process by the Chamber staff.  Our local award winners, who align with the Murray-Riverina Regional Awards, go onto the regional and ultimately the state awards.

Due to the overwhelming support of our sponsors, there will be 14 Award categories this year including the Deniliquin Business of the Year

Ten of these categories are aligned with the NSW Business Chamber Regional Awards, with the winners receiving an automatic nomination to the Regional Awards.

AIMS OF the Excellence in Business Awards

  • Recognise and reward outstanding businesses in Deniliquin
  • Encourage businesses to aspire for excellence within the community
  • Acknowledge outstanding contributions by business leaders
  • Promote Deniliquin through various business networks

Excellence in Business Award Nominations 2019

Individual Award Categories

1. Outstanding Young Employee, Trainee or Apprentice (Age 18-30 years)*

The Outstanding Young Employee*, Trainee or Apprentice award recognises an inspirational young employee, trainee or apprentice aged between 18-30 years. To enter into this award the individual must have been employed by their current employer for a minimum of 18 months at the time of entry.

Please note you can enter Employee of the Year if you do not fulfill the criteria set out above.

NOMINATE HERE  a simple on line nomination form to complete

2. Outstanding Business Leader*

The Outstanding 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

Eligibility Requirements

  • Entrant is aged 31 years and over at the time of entry.
  • Entrant is not a NSW Business Chamber Staff Member, Regional Advisory Councillor, State Councillor or Board Member.

NOMINATE HERE a simple on line nomination form to complete

3. Employee of the Year

This Award recognises an inspirational local employee in your business that, through their own commitment and passion, has made a difference in your workplace.  This is a local award.  Let us know in 200 to 250 words about the Employee of the Year.

NOMINATE HERE  a simple on line nomination form to complete

Business Award Categories

4. Excellence in Small Business*

Open to all open to all businesses including farming and agribusinesses

(For businesses employing 5 to 20 employees on payroll in Australia such as contractors, casuals and labour hire staff).

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The Excellence in Small Business award recognises a business with five to twenty employees that has achieved significant growth (market share, sales volume, turnover, profitability) and is able to demonstrate the specific strategies and plans implemented to achieve sustainable growth in the previous financial year.

Eligibility Requirements

  • This business has been trading been trading for a period of two years or more, not bankrupt or trading insolvent at the time of entry.

NOMINATE HERE  a simple on line nomination form to complete

5. Excellence in Business* 

Open to all open to all businesses including farming and agribusinesses

(For businesses employing more than 21 employees on payroll in Australia such as contractors, casuals and labour hire staff).

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The Excellence in Business award recognises a business with 21 or more employees that has achieved significant growth and is able to demonstrate the specific strategies and processes implemented to achieve sustainable growth in the previous financial year.

Eligibility Requirements

  • This business has been trading been trading for a period of two years or more, not bankrupt or trading insolvent at the time of entry.

NOMINATE HERE  a simple on line nomination form to complete

6. Excellence in Sustainability*

Open to all open to all businesses including farming and agribusinesses

(This category is based on sustainable initiatives and projects within your business, not related to your core offering).

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.

Eligibility Requirements

  • The organisation has been trading for a continuous period of two years or more, not bankrupt or trading insolvent at the time of entry.

NOMINATE HERE a simple on line nomination form to complete

7. Outstanding Employer of Choice*

Open to all open to all businesses including farming and agribusinesses

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.

Eligibility Requirements

  • The organisation has been trading for a continuous period of two years or more, not bankrupt or trading insolvent at the time of entry.

NOMINATE HERE a simple on line nomination form to complete

8. NEW CATEGORY Outstanding Young Entrepreneur*

Open to all open to all young people operating in businesses including farming and agribusinesses

The Outstanding Young Entrepreneur award recognises an inspirational young person aged between 18-30 years who, through their own commitment and passion, owns or part owns a successful business. This award recognises young business people who demonstrate outstanding entrepreneurial spirit, strategic direction and innovative ideas whilst providing inspiration to a new generation of upcoming young business people.

Eligibility Requirements

  • I am aged between 18-30 years at the time of entry.
  • I am a current owner or part owner of a business.
  • I am not a NSW Business Chamber Staff Member, Regional Advisory Councillor, State Councillor or Board Member.

NOMINATE HERE a simple on line nomination form to complete

9. Excellence in Workplace Health and Safety Culture*

Open to all open to all businesses including farming and agribusinesses

a) Small business (less than 20 employees or full time equivalent)  

b) Large business (20 or more employees or full time equivalent)

This Award recognises demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement of workplace health and safety outcomes through the creation and continuation of an outstanding work safety culture. An outstanding safety culture is created through leadership, workforce engagement and training; and reinforced across the organisation using the following:
• Robust safety systems with cooperation and collaboration at all stages of the planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting
• Demonstrated behaviour and workforce engagement
• Symbols such as recognition programs, awareness campaigns and risk management
Excellence in safety culture must be demonstrated at all levels of the organisation, from senior management’s commitment to health and safety, to employees’ communication and ownership of responsibility.

MORE INFORMATION from the SafeWork Website on how to register, the prizes and past winners…take a look!

NOMINATE HERE  a simple on line nomination form to complete

10. Outstanding New Business (in operation less than 2 years as at July 1 2018)

Open to all open to all businesses including farming and agribusinesses

Nominate a new, exciting business in Deniliquin that has been in operation less than 2 years. Those nominated will be visited by a mystery shopper. Feedback from customers will be used to determine the winner.  This category is a local award.

NOMINATE HERE  a simple on line nomination form to complete

11. Excellence in Customer Service

Open to all open to all businesses including farming and agribusinesses

Nominate a business that consistently provides excellent customer service right here in Deniliquin.

This award is determined by both customers and mystery shopping visits and is open to all businesses in the Deniliquin region. This award sets apart the leaders in Customer Service and promotes businesses which look after their customers and undertake training of their staff in Customer Service.  This is a local award and does not proceed to regional or state awards.

NOMINATE HERE a simple on line nomination form to complete

12. NEW CATEGORY Excellence in Social Enterprise*

Open to all open to all businesses including farming and agribusinesses

The Excellence in Social Enterprise Award recognises an organisation that trades to tackle social problems, be it social, environmental cultural or economic.

Award eligibility check box

  • The majority (at least 50%) of profits are used to work towards your social mission.
  • The majority of the organisation’s income is from trade, NOT donations or grants.
  • The organisation has not entered into the categories of Excellence in Micro Business, Excellence in Small Business and Excellence in Business category.

NOMINATE HERE a simple on line nomination form to complete

13.  NEW CATEGORY Start Up Superstar*

The Start Up Superstar award recognises a business that has been trading for at LEAST 12 months and less than 24 months. This business delivers a product/service/idea/invention with credible potential and strongly displays an entrepreneurial spirit.

 Award eligibility check box

  • The business has been trading for a continuous period of 12 months and less than 24 months, not bankrupt or trading insolvent at the time of entry.
  • This business has not been purchased or acquired.
  • This business is not part of a franchise.
  • This business is not a new product or service line.

NOMINATE HERE a simple on line nomination form to complete

14. NEW CATEGORY Excellence in Micro Business*

The Excellence in Micro Business award recognises a business with less than 5 employees that has achieved significant growth (market share, sales volume, turnover, profitability) and is able to demonstrate the specific strategies and plans implemented to achieve sustainable growth in the previous financial year.

Award eligibility check box

  • This business has been trading for a period of two years or more, is not bankrupt or trading insolvent at the time of entry.
  • This business has less than 5 employees on the payroll in Australia.
  • This business has not entered into the Excellence in Social Enterprise category, Excellence in Small Business or Excellence in Business category.

NOMINATE HERE a simple on line nomination form to complete

Deniliquin Business of the Year 2019

This award takes into account all business award categories and is awarded to a business considered an “all-rounder” with superior performance in all aspects. Please note that entrants cannot directly nominate for this award. The winner of this award is selected from all the Business Excellence category winners.

* Denotes categories which align with the Murray-Riverina Regional Awards.  Win at local level and get to showcase your business/employer at a regional and then, hopefully, state level.

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