14 Business Awards You May Never Have Heard Of

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14 Business Awards You May Never Have Heard Of

You may be familiar with your local Chamber of Commerce awards, but did you know there are at least 14 other significant annual awards which recognise business excellence and innovation Australia-wide?

  1. The Australian Business Awards

These well-established awards recognise well-managed, high-performing organisations through a variety of awards – innovative product, charity, sustainable enterprise and Employer of Choice to name a few.

  1. Telstra Business Awards

These awards seek to recognise the best of the small and medium sized businesses which have such a huge influence on the Australian economy. A celebration of the Australian entrepreneurial spirit, you can make a nomination online.

  1. West Tech Fest Startup Challenge

Previously known as the Ozapp Awards, these awards were initiated by Curtin University in Western Australia. They recognise the most exciting and innovative Startup Businesses in the Asia Pacific region. Applications can be made online.

  1. Australian Business Awards

Celebrating the best in Australian business, your company can be any size or age to enter this award. Gold, silver and bronze awards are available for businesses who can demonstrate excellence. The award organisers promise that entrants are only judged by business customer service standards.

  1. Anthill awards

Anthill’s Cool Company awards celebrate the ‘breed leaders’ who are rule-makers and rule-breakers, so if you’re one step ahead of the game, consider an application! Minimal fees apply, as listed on their website.

  1. Australian Achiever Awards

These awards measure, recognise and reward the quality and success of your customer service delivery. So if your customers think you’re the best thing since sliced bread, let the organisers know!

  1. Australian Customer Service Awards

Are you listening to your customers? Is your customer service losing or winning you business? Nominate your company or a friend’s business.

  1. Australian Export Awards

These awards have been running for more than 50 years and recognise Australian companies that have used innovation and commitment to achieve sustainable growth in their international export business.

  1. Australian Small Business Champion Awards

Aiming to put exceptional small business on the national map, these awards recognise the drive, persistence and determination small business workers need to show every day to make their business dream a reality.

  1. EY Entrepreneur of the Year

Global Financial Services company Ernst & Young (EY) launched this Award Program in Australia in 2001. Since then, they have recognised more than 1,500 entrepreneurs in this annual award. Some of the country’s most innovative entrepreneurs battle it out each year – could you be among them?

  1. Financial Review Fast Starters

The Australian Financial Review compiles an annual list of 100 Australian Startup Businesses that have experienced outstanding revenue growth. Formerly known as the BRW Fast Starters, check their website for when they are open to receive entries. This prestigious list has boosted the reputation of successful entrants listed in previous years.

  1. Family Business Australia awards

These awards celebrate and reward the achievements of family-owned Australian businesses. Family businesses account for almost half a million Australian enterprises and 50% of the workforce, with this peak body committed to their ongoing prosperity.

  1. My Business awards

With previous My Business award winners including Jimmy Possum, Boost Juice, Red Balloon Days, Sumo Salad and Roses Only, competition is fierce. My Business is seeking entrepreneurship, passion, dedication, achievement and contribution to the Australian community and economy. No pressure then!

  1. SmartCompany Smart50 awards

These sassy awards are looking for Australia’s fastest growing SMEs (Small-Medium Enterprises), along with top exporter, top digital innovator, top franchise, top retailer, community hero and smart and lasting company. Is your Small Business up for the challenge?

Getting award-ready

If you’re wanting to get your business award-ready, make sure you cover all bases, including getting up to speed with the latest technology, digital innovation and a super-efficient phone system.

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