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.

Book Your Tickets Here

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

Finalists for 2017 Heritage Bank Business Excellence Awards

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

  • Potter's Boutique Hotel
  • Big 4 Toowoomba
  • Quest Apartments

1.2. Tourism Operator or Attraction

  • Highfields Pioneer Village
  • Peters Coaches
  • Woolshed at Jondaryan

1.3.  Events & Event Management

  • Impact lighting
  • It's A Bloke Thing
  • Toowoomba Baby & Toddler Expo

Hospitality – Sponsored by Master Hire

2.1 Catering & Equipment Services

  • Impact Lighting
  • Monkey Business Catering

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

  • Bungalow & Basket
  • Nellies Café
  • The Finch

2.3 Venue


Industry – Sponsored by Russell Mineral Equipment
3.1. Manufacturing

  • Ellipsis Media
  • Oakey Beef
  • Obadare

3.2. Building & Construction

  • Taddio Building Group
  • Toowoomba Stairs & Timberwork

3.3. Transport & Logistics

  • Peters Coaches
  • JJ Richards

3.4. Trades & Services

  • Toowoomba Bearings and Hydraulics
  • Toowoomba Portable Toilets
  • Big Dog Security

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)

  • Toowoomba Bearings & Hydraulics
  • Excavation Equipment
  • Frontier Voice & Data

4.3 Retail Enterprise (11+ full time staff)

  • Tent World
  • Armstrong Auto Group
  • Toowoomba Holden

4.4 Wholesale
4.5 Franchise

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

  • Dance Central
  • Fruition Tuition
  • Radiance Academy

5.2 Banking, Finance & Legal

  • Create Financial
  • Shine Lawyers
  • McConachie Stedman

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

  • MOA Benchmarking
  • Focus HR
  • Strategenics

5.4 Real Estate

  • QLD Hot Property
  • Real Property Photography
  • Webster Cavanagh Real Estate

5.5 Health

  • Hello Hearing
  • Bradford Clinic
  • Vision Exercise Physiology

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

  • Ability Enterprises
  • It's a Bloke Thing
  • Kath Dickson Family Centre

6.2 Government Funded Community Organisation (>20%)

  • Beauaraba Living
  • Sunriseway
  • Red Cross Blood Bank


Innovation – Sponsored by Oakey Beef

  • JJ Richards
  • MOA Benchmarking
  • Story Fresh


Best Regional Business – Sponsored by Toowoomba Regional Council

  • Beauraba Living
  • Story Fresh
  • Oakey Beef


Heritage Bank Business of the Year – Sponsored by Heritage Bank