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.

There are nine award categories including Best Regional Business. The prestigious Heritage Bank Business of the Year Award is selected from the Winners of each category.


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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

Tourism – Sponsored by Toowoomba Regional Council
1.1. Accommodation (Hotels /Motels / Bed & Breakfasts / Caravan Parks etc.)
1.2. Tourism Operator or Attraction
1.3.  Events & Event Management

Hospitality – Sponsored by Master Hire
2.1 Catering & Equipment Services
2.2 Restaurants / Cafes / Coffee Shops / Bars / Licensed Clubs
2.3 Venue

Industry – Sponsored by Russell Mineral Equipment
3.1. Manufacturing
3.2. Building & Construction
3.3. Transport & Logistics
3.4. Trades & Services

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)
4.3 Retail Enterprise (11+ full time staff)
4.4 Wholesale
4.5 Franchise

Professional & Business – Sponsored by TAFE SW
5.1 Education & Training
5.2 Banking, Finance & Legal
5.3 Business Consultancy Services (HR / IT /PR / Communications etc.)
5.4 Real Estate
5.5 Health

Community & Not-For-Profit – Sponsored by Catholic Care
6.1 Non-Government Organisation (NGO)
6.2 Government Funded Community Organisation (>20%)

Innovation – Sponsored by Oakey Beef

Best Regional Business – Sponsored by Toowoomba Regional Council

Heritage Bank Business of the Year – Sponsored by Heritage Bank