The Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the 2018 Heritage Bank Business Excellence Awards

The Heritage Bank Business Excellence Awards is a celebration of the business community’s contribution to the economic vitality and social fabric of our region and is an important recognition and awards program that celebrates the diversity, innovation and excellence of the region's businesses.
 
The Heritage Bank Business Excellence Awards recognises the leaders, innovators and the heart of our community - our businesses. The Awards is an occasion for owners, managers and staff to critically assess business performance, celebrate successes and strategise for the future. The Awards also provide an excellent opportunity  to benchmark your business against others in similar industries.
 

The Toowoomba Applications are NOW OPEN for the 2018 Heritage Bank Business Excellence Awards

 
1. WHO CAN NOMINATE
Anyone! Customers, suppliers, business owners, colleagues, staff, friends and relatives. We want to get the entire Toowoomba Business community involved!

2. BENEFITS OF NOMINATING & APPLYING
a. Increased profile and networking opportunities
b. The chance to shine in your niche
c. An opportunity to examine your business
d. A boost in credibility
e. Team bonding in increased team morale
 
NOMINATE A LOCAL BUSINESS TODAY
 
3. WHEN DO APPLICATIONS OPEN
Applications open from Monday 16th July. All nominated businesses before this date will be sent the application to the nominated email address. 
 
 
4. WILL I GET NOTIFIED THAT I HAVE BEEN NOMINATED
Yes. All businesses that get nominated will receive a confirmation email of nomination and receive the application via email.
 
5. WHAT DO I DO AFTER BEING NOMINATED
Once you are nominated and the application has been sent to you we encourage you to read through the entire application, so that you know what questions are being asked of you. The application is detailed and will take some time to complete. Applying and submitting the application is highly recommended as it gives your business the opportunity to put a magnifying glass over your business and allows you to highlight the great things that you as a business have achieved.
 
 
6. WHEN DO APPLICATIONS NEED TO BE SUBMITTED
Applications close on Friday 28th September (COB). All those nominated will be contacted 2 weeks before closing date to confirm this date.
 
7. WHEN IS THE AWARDS DINNER
The Awards Dinner will be held on the Main Stage of the Empire Theatre on Saturday 10th November. It will be a red carpet, Black Tie event that allows businesses to come together to celebrate business in our region. This was a SOLD OUT event in 2017, so be sure to keep an eye out for booking details. You don’t have to be a finalist to book your ticket.
 

2018 Categories & Divisions

Winners of the 2018 Heritage Bank Business Excellence Awards

Tourism – Sponsored by Oakey Beef Exports | Overall Winner - Round Square Marketing
  • Accommodation | Division Winner - Potter's Boutique Hotel Toowoomba
  • Tourism Operator or Attraction | Division Winner - Travel Associates Toowoomba
  • Events & Event Management | Division Winner - Round Square Marketing
Hospitality – Sponsored by Master Hire | Overall Winner - Monkey Business Catering
  • Catering & Equipment Services | Division Winner - Monkey Business Catering
  • Restaurants / Cafes | Division Winner - Sofra Turkish Cuisine
Industry – Sponsored by Russell Mineral Equipment | Overall Winner - Electrical Sensations
  • Manufacturing | Division Winner - JRS Manufacturing Group
  • Building & Construction | Division Winner - Sheppard Earth Moving
  • Transport & Logistics | Division Winner - Maktrans QLD
  • Trades & Services | Division Winner - Electrical Sensations
Retail & Wholesale – Sponsored by Best Employment | Overall Winner - Classic Beauty Therapy
  • Retail Micro Business (1-3 full time staff) | Division Winner - Classic Beauty Therapy
  • Retail Small Business (4-10 full time staff) | Division Winner - Toowoomba Bearings & Hydraulics
  • Retail Enterprise (11+ full time staff) | Division Winner - Tentworld
Professional & Business – Sponsored by TAFE QLD | Overall Winner - Straney & Collier
  • Education & Training | Division Winner - Camp Cooby
  • Banking, Finance & Legal | Division Winner - Enterprise Legal
  • Business Consultancy Services (HR / IT /PR / Communications etc.) | Division Winner - Focus HR
  • Real Estate | Division Winner - Webster Cavanagh Real Estate
  • Health | Division Winner - Straney & Collier
Community & Not-For-Profit – Sponsored by Toowoomba Regional Council | Overall Winner - Kath Dickson Family Centre
  • Non-Government Organisation (NGO) | Division Winner - Kath Dickson Family Centre
  • Government Funded Community Organisation (>20%) | Division Winner - Toowoomba Clubhouse
Innovation – Sponsored by Telstra| Winner - Pulse Data Centre + Straney & Collier
Best Regional Business – Sponsored by Toowoomba Regional Council | Winner - Tentworld
Future Leader of the Year - Sponsored by Catholic Care Social Services | Winner - Jason Doig (JJ Richards & Sons)
Hall of Fame 2018 Inductee - Sponsored by Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce | Winner - Stahmann Farms
Heritage Bank Business of the Year – Sponsored by Heritage Bank | Winner - Monkey Business Catering
 

2017 Categories & Divisions

Winners of the 2017 Heritage Bank Business Excellence Awards

Tourism – Sponsored by Toowoomba Regional Council
  • Accommodation | Division Winner - Quest Apartments
  • Events & Event Management | Division Winner - It's A Bloke Thing
Hospitality – Sponsored by Master Hire | Overall Winner - The Finch
  • Catering & Equipment Services | Division Winner - Monkey Business Catering
  • Restaurants / Cafes | Division Winner - The Finch
Industry – Sponsored by Russell Mineral Equipment | Overall Winner - Toowoomba Bearing and Hydraulics
  • Manufacturing | Division Winner - Oakey Beef
  • Building & Construction | Division Winner - Toowoomba Stairs & Timberwork
  • Transport & Logistics | Division Winner - JJ Richards
  • Trades & Services | Division Winner - Toowoomba Bearings and Hydraulics
Retail & Wholesale – Sponsored by Best Employment | Overall Winner - Tentworld
  • Retail Small Business (4-10 full time staff) | Division Winner - Frontier Voice & Data
  • Retail Enterprise (11+ full time staff) | Division Winner - Tentworld - The Camping Specialists
Professional & Business – Sponsored by TAFE QLD | Overall Winner - Focus HR
  • Education & Training | Division Winner - Radiance Academy
  • Banking, Finance & Legal | Division Winner - Create Financial
  • Business Consultancy Services (HR / IT /PR / Communications etc.) | Division Winner - Focus HR
  • Real Estate | Division Winner - Webster Cavanagh Real Estate
  • Health | Division Winner - Hello Hearing
Community & Not-For-Profit – Sponsored by Catholic Care | Overall Winner - Sunrise Way
  • Non-Government Organisation (NGO) | Division Winner - Ability Enterprises
  • Government Funded Community Organisation (>20%) | Division Winner - Sunriseway
Innovation – Sponsored by Oakey Beef | Winner - Story Fresh
Best Regional Business – Sponsored by Toowoomba Regional Council | Winner - Story Fresh
Heritage Bank Business of the Year – Sponsored by Heritage Bank | Winner - Story Fresh