Celebrating the region’s outstanding business operators and not-for-profit entities, the Tablelands Business Excellence Awards recognise and showcase exceptional local service providers.
Regional Innovator Award:
Customer Champion Award:
Best Dressed Business:
Employer of Choice:
2017 Award Categories & Sponsors
Creates or commercialises technologies, products (including digital products), processes or services, for new and existing market needs, or adapts existing technologies, products, processes or services.
Prize: Six month mentoring package with theSPACE valued at $750, Startup Tablelands membership valued at $150 and $100 cash.
Delivers consistent high quality service that is responsive to customer needs, acts on feedback and goes the extra mile to satisfy. Includes retail, professional and trades.
Sponsored by Tablelands Regional Council and Tablelands Event Management
Prize: $500 gift voucher for redemption at any Visitor Information Centre or Tableland Regional Gallery to purchase giftware, art, jewellery, books or clothing, a two hour event management consultation valued at $250 from Tablelands Event Management and $250 cash.
Best Dressed Business
Creates an inviting look and feel, is clean and tidy, and features impactful signage or attractive and innovative displays. Also includes best commercial property revitalisation.
Sponsored by The Tablelander
Prize: Half page advertorial valued at over $1,000 to appear in Business Buzz feature.
Employer of Choice
Maximises workforce potential through effective employee recruitment, engagement and retention and supports individual employees to achieve their professional and personal potential.
Sponsored by Loan Select Tablelands
Prize: $1,000 cash.
Implements initiatives that have a positive community impact, particularly long-term environmental, social and/or community benefits.
Prize: $500 gift voucher for redemption at any Visitor Information Centre or Tableland Regional Gallery to purchase giftware, art, jewellery, books or clothing and $500 cash.
Best Dressed Business:
How to nominate
Submit a completed nomination form with two high quality images (jpg, png or tiff) and any other supporting documentation by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Hard copies with images on a USB drive can be submitted at any Customer Service Centre or mailed to PO Box 573, Atherton Q 4883.
Nominations close on Friday 12 May 2017. A People’s Choice Award for each category will be decided by members of the public.
Nominated businesses can be incorporated, sole operator, partnership or not-for-profit entities and must operate within the Tablelands Regional Council area.
Prizes will be awarded at the annual Tablelands Small Business Week Gala Dinner.