HBBEA19 APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

The Heritage Bank Business Excellence Awards (HBBEA19) 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 Business Excellence Awards recognise the outstanding achievements of both Businesses and Young Leaders across all sectors of industry within our region. Applicants are accessed across a set of criteria that undescores commitment to not only sustainging bottom line results but to the superiority of sesrvice, strategy, commitment to customers, staff satisfaction, ethical behaviour and environmental sustainability. 
 
Nominations will continue to stay open until Applications close in late August. You can also apply now and download your application along with all the additional information, resources and judging criteria below.
 
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN! The Toowoomba Chamber encourages all businesses to thoroughly read not only the below applications, but also the Applciation Elegibitily, Guidelines and Judging Criteria. Should you have any queries or concerns, please don't hesitate in reaching out to the Toowoomba Chamber admin@toowoombachamber.com.au
 
 
The Toowoomba Chamber will be running FREE workshops that will help with the application and addressing all of the criteria. Stay tuned on dates and location.
We have however listed some usefull links that maybe usefull for the completion of your applciations as well as the overall improvement of your business.
 
1. KEY DATES FOR THE AWARDS PROGRAM
a.  Monday 10th June | Nominations Open | Nominations will stay open until Applications close
b.  Monday 1st July | Applications Open | All nominated businesses will be sent the Applications once open
c.  EXTENDED to Thursday 5th September | Applications Close | Nominated businesses will be sent reminders of workshops and closing dates
d.  Saturday 12th October | Awards Gala Dinner | The Goods Shed | Black Tie | Tickets on Sale from August
 
2. WHO CAN NOMINATE
Anyone! Customers, suppliers, business owners, colleagues, staff, friends and relatives. We want to get the entire Toowoomba Business community involved!

3. BENEFITS OF NOMINATING & APPLYING
a. Increased profile and networking opportunities
b. The chance to shine in your niche
c. Access to strategically examine your business 
d. A boost in credibility
e. Team bonding and increased team morale
f. Access to four FREE workshops critically accessing your business (relating to the Application)
 
4. WILL I GET NOTIFIED IF I HAVE BEEN NOMINATED
Yes. All businesses that get nominated will receive a confirmation email of nomination and receive the application via email once Applications Open
 
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 Thursday 5th 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 Gala Dinner has a new home for 2019 at the newly renovated and awe-inspiring The Goods Shed on Saturday 12th October. 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 2018, so be sure to keep an eye out for booking details. You don’t have to be a finalist to book your ticket.
 

2019 Business Excellence Award Categories & Divisions:

TOURISMAccommodation
 Tourism Operator
 Events & Event Management
  
HOSPITALITYCatering & Equipment Services
 Restaurant | Cafe | Bar | Venue
  
INDUSTRYManufacturing
 Building & Construction
 Transport & Logistics
 Trades & Services
  
PROFESSIONAL & BUSINESSEducation & Training
 Banking, Finance & Legal
 Business Consultancy Services (HR/IT/PR/Marketing)
 Real Estate
 Health | Beauty | Wellness
  
RETAILMicro Retail Business
 Small Retail Business
 Large Retail Business
  
COMMUNITY & NOT-FOR-PROFITGovernment Funded NFP
 Non-Governement Funded NFP
  
INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY 
  
BEST REGIONAL BUSINESS 
  
EMPLOYER OF CHOICE 
  
FUTURE LEADER OF THE YEAR 
  
HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE 
  
2019 BUSINESS OF THE YEAR