Business Excellence Awards 2018 - Deniliquin Business Chamber

Business Excellence Awards

Winning awards is what happens when service shines

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Thank you to the Deniliquin community for embracing this 20 year old tradition of celebrating our wonderful business people every year for their amazing passion, persistence and hard work!

“Winning awards is what happens when service shines”

The Business Excellence Awards have been running in Deniliquin for the past 20 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 12 Award categories this year including the Deniliquin Business of the Year

Eight 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

IMPORTANT DATES 2018

Monday 9 April  Nominations open

Monday 14 May Nominations close

23 – 6 June Judging period

5 and 6 June Site Visits

6 June Finalists announced

Friday 22 June  Gala Awards Night

Excellence in Business Award Nominations 2018

Individual Award Categories

1. NEW Category – Outstanding Young Employee, Trainee or Apprentice (Age 16-35 years)

The Outstanding Young Employee*, Trainee or Apprentice award recognises an inspirational young employee, trainee or apprentice aged between 16-35 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 36 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 employee in your business that, through their own commitment and passion, has made a difference in your workplace.

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 less than 20 FTE 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, employing less than 20 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.

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 20 FTE 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 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.

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 Innovation*

Open to all open to all businesses including farming and agribusinesses

This Award recognises businesses that have made significant contributions to their industry through the introduction or improvement of an idea, method, technology, process or application.

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 Excellence in Workplace Inclusion*

Open to all open to all businesses including farming and agribusinesses

This Excellence in Inclusion award recognises businesses that address the needs of a diverse community, including seniors, people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds, and people with disability. An inclusive business facilitates the needs of all its employees and customers. For example, for people with disability, there are multiple elements of inclusion that go beyond regulatory compliance to create a functional and welcoming environment. These strategies or initiatives must have a positive impact on employees, the organisation and the customer 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

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  ON THE SAFEWORK NSW AWARDS WEBSITE

Online entries close Friday June 22 2018

NOMINATE HERE  a simple on line nomination form to complete

10. Outstanding New Business (in operation less than 2 years as at July 1 2017)

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 state awards.

NOMINATE HERE a simple on line nomination form to complete

Deniliquin Business of the Year 2018

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.