The Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the 2017 Heritage Bank Business Excellence Awards

Saturday 14th October 2017

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 heart of our community...our businesses. The Awards are 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.


                                                        Applications have NOW CLOSED for the 2017 Heritage Bank Business Awards.

You can however join in on the celebration of our finalists and winners for the 2017 Awards by attending our Gala Dinner on Saturday 14th October. This Black Tie red carpet affair is the perfect opportunity to celebrate your industry and the Toowoomba Business Community.

The Awards raise the bar across all aspects of business. They enable you to benchmark against other businesses across various industries – and they encourage you to stop and assess what you are achieving and how.
Many Toowoomba businesses and organisations, of all sizes and from all sectors, are demonstrating best practice, innovation and working smarter.  The Awards provide a way to convey your achievements to your community, customers and markets. By entering the Awards you will have an opportunity to gain exposure and recognition while celebrating business excellence.

Benefits to Your Business:                                                          
> The chance to build profile
> Increase business opportunities
> Identify areas for growth
> Publicity and Recognition
> Inspire and Motivate your team
> Review Business Performance
> Identify Core Strengths and Competitive Advantages

2017 Categories & Divisions

Winners of the 2017 Heritage Bank Business Excellence Awards

Tourism – Sponsored by Toowoomba Regional Council
1.1. Accommodation (Hotels /Motels / Bed & Breakfasts / Caravan Parks etc.)

Division Winner - Quest Apartments

1.2. Tourism Operator or Attraction

Division Winner - Peters Coaches

1.3.  Events & Event Management

Division Winner It's A Bloke Thing


Category Winner - Peters Coaches

Hospitality – Sponsored by Master Hire

2.1 Catering & Equipment Services

Division Winner - Monkey Business Catering

2.2 Restaurants / Cafes / Coffee Shops / Bars / Licensed Clubs

Division Winner - The Finch

2.3 Venue


Category Winner -The Finch


Industry – Sponsored by Russell Mineral Equipment
3.1. Manufacturing

Division Winner - Oakey Beef

3.2. Building & Construction

Division Winner - Toowoomba Stairs & Timberwork

3.3. Transport & Logistics

Division Winner - Peters Coaches

3.4. Trades & Services

Division Winner - Toowoomba Bearings and Hydraulics


Category Winner - Toowoomba Bearing and Hydraulics

Retail & Wholesale – Sponsored by Best Employment
4.1 Retail Micro Business (0-3 full time staff)
4.2 Retail Small Business (4-10 full time staff)

Division Winner - Frontier Voice & Data

4.3 Retail Enterprise (11+ full time staff)

Division Winner - Tent World

4.4 Wholesale
4.5 Franchise


Category Winner - Tent World


Professional & Business – Sponsored by TAFE SW
5.1 Education & Training

Division Winner - Radiance Academy

5.2 Banking, Finance & Legal

Division Winner - Create Financial

5.3 Business Consultancy Services (HR / IT /PR / Communications etc.)

Division Winner - Focus HR

5.4 Real Estate

Division Winner - Webster Cavanagh Real Estate

5.5 Health

Division Winner - Hello Hearing


Category Winner - Focus HR


Community & Not-For-Profit – Sponsored by Catholic Care
6.1 Non-Government Organisation (NGO)

Division Winner - Ability Enterprises

6.2 Government Funded Community Organisation (>20%)

Division Winner - Sunriseway


Category Winner - Sunriseway


Innovation – Sponsored by Oakey Beef

Division Winner - Story Fresh 


Best Regional Business – Sponsored by Toowoomba Regional Council

Division Winner - Story Fresh


Category Winner - Story Fresh


Heritage Bank Business of the Year – Sponsored by Heritage Bank