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Nominations are open now!

The Deniliquin Business Chamber Excellence Awards gives your business and its employees a chance to be recognised for your hard work. 

Nominations close Friday July 4.

Categories include:

Outstanding Employee – The Outstanding Employee Award recognises an inspirational employee who has demonstrated a passion for their role and a commitment to their workplace and the community.

Outstanding Young Business Leader – The Outstanding Young Business Leader Award recognises an inspirational business leader aged 35 or under who has demonstrated a commitment to their workplace, industry and the community through leadership.

Outstanding Business Leader(20 Employees & under) – The Outstanding Business Leader Award recognises an inspirational business leader aged 36 years or over who has demonstrated a commitment to their workplace, industry and the community through leadership, whilst providing mentorship to others.* 

Outstanding Business Leader (21 Employees & over) – The Outstanding Business Leader Award recognises an inspirational business leader aged 36 years or over who has demonstrated a commitment to their workplace, industry and the community through leadership, whilst providing mentorship to others.

Excellence in Customer Service – This award sets apart the leaders in Customer Service and recognises staff who go above and beyond and provide friendly customer experiences.

Employer of Choice (20 Employees & under) – The Employer of Choice Award recognises a business that has implemented strategies and initiatives to create stimulating and supportive workplace environments for its employees.

Employer of Choice (21 Employees & Over) – The Employer of Choice Award recognises a business that has implemented strategies and initiatives to create stimulating and supportive workplace environments for its employees.

Excellence in Customer Service – 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 award recognises businesses who go above and beyond to provide friendly customer experiences.

Excellence in Sustainability – The Excellence in Innovation Award recognises a business that has implemented innovative solutions for new and existing business needs through the introduction or improvement of an idea, product, method, technology, process or application.

Outstanding Community Organisation – The Outstanding Community Organisation Award recognises an organisation that works to improve the social, cultural or environmental wellbeing of the community.

Outstanding New Business – The Outstanding Start-up Award recognises a start-up business that has effectively driven growth and is able to demonstrate the potential to achieve future success.

Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion – This Excellence in Diversity and 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.

Excellence in Marketing – This category recognises creativity and innovation in the promotion of products, services and/or destinations. The focus can be for a specific singular or ongoing campaign or ongoing integrated marketing approach delivering innovative marketing/campaigns that supports the promotion of your business.

Excellence in Agribusiness – Open to any business providing goods and/or services within the primary industries (viticulture, horticulture, dairy, livestock etc.), or who value-add to agricultural products.

Excellence in Manufacturing & Trade – Open to any business involved in construction, manufacturing, fabricating, processing, or value-adding, or providing a trade service.

Excellence in Small Business (under 21 employees) – The Excellence in Small Business Award recognises a business that has effectively driven growth and is able to demonstrate the specific strategies implemented to achieve business success and/or resilience.

Excellence in Micro Business – The Excellence in Micro Business Award recognises a business that has effectively driven growth and is able to demonstrate the specific strategies implemented to achieve business success and/or resilience.

Excellence in Large Business – The Excellence in Large Business Award recognises a business that has effectively driven growth and is able to demonstrate the specific strategies implemented to achieve business success and/or resilience.

Outstanding Visitor Experience regional only – The Outstanding Visitor Experience award recognises a business that understands the importance of visitor engagement for a region’s economy and reputation. The business needs to articulate how they promote the region as well as offering an exceptional visitor experience.

Deniliquin Business Chamber/Gaye Riggall Scholarship – Awarded to a person aged 35 or under, the fellowship is designed to be flexible and fit in with different ambitions of local business people. It provides those working in Deniliquin with an opportunity to invest in themselves and their career. The skills and learning should directly benefit their employers business and the local Deniliquin Community as well as their own development.

Outstanding Construction/Trade Apprentice of the Year – Will McKern Scholarship – Outstanding Construction/Trade Apprentice of the Year – Will McKern Scholarship recognises an individual who displays outstanding and inspirational qualities in both their work and personal life; demonstrates a strong committed work ethic, possesses a positive attitude and respect for others; along with a willingness to listen, learn and where feasible demonstrate innovation. They will also show successful progress in their apprenticeship training. Open to apprentices in any business involved in construction, manufacturing, fabricating, processing, or value-adding, or providing a trade service. Proudly supported by the Deniliquin Business Chamber, Dahlsens Mitre 10 Deniliquin, Fitzpatrick Fabrication, Brunker Fabrications, Hotondo Homes Deniliquin and many other local construction/trade businesses.

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