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 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.

 

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 relative. 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 are NOW OPEN. Download your Application Here. If you are having any trouble accessing the Application, please email the Chamber at admin@toowoombachamber.com.au

HBBEA Application 2018     Future Leader of the Year Application 2018

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, review the Guidelines and Judging Criteria, so that you know what questions are being asked of you and determine which Categories/Divisions you will enter. The application is detailed and will take some time to complete. We have allocated additional time this year, so you have time to do it over a period of time. 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 your businesses strengths and weaknesses and your point of difference.

HBBEA 2018 Categories     Application Guidelines & Checklist

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.


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