Celebrating the region’s outstanding business operators and not-for-profit entities, the Tablelands Business Excellence Awards recognise and showcase exceptional local service providers.
Nominations for the 2020 awards have now closed. People’s Choice voting will commence Friday 27 November. See our socials for voting details.
2020 Award Categories
$1000 prize sponsored by TAFE Queensland — North Region
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. This year we are accepting nominations for local businesses who have evolved and adapted to the Covid-19 pandemic by altering their products or services to adhere to restrictions and constraints, while meeting the needs of the community. This includes, but not limited to, primary industry, manufacturing, retail, health and community services.
$1000 prize sponsored by Salary Packaging Australia
Delivers consistent high quality service that is responsive to customer needs, acts on feedback and goes the extra mile to satisfy. Includes, but not limited to, retail, primary industry, health and social assistance, professional and trades.
Best Dressed Business
$1500 advertising package sponsored by The Express Newspaper
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.
Employer of Choice
$1000 prize sponsored by Fresh St Market IGA
An employer that offers a fantastic work culture and workplace environment that attracts and retains a local workforce. An employer who prioritises safety, wellbeing, training and skills development for employees. Maximises workforce potential through effective employee recruitment, engagement and retention and supports individual employees to achieve their professional and personal potential.
$1000 prize sponsored by NAB
Implements initiatives that have a positive community impact, particularly long-term economic, employment, agricultural, environmental, social and/or community benefits.
Sponsored by Astute Atherton
The community will have the chance to vote for their favourite nominated business in each category. Voting will be available from Friday 27 November until 12noon Friday 4 December.
Nominated businesses can be incorporated, sole operator, partnership or not-for-profit entities and must operate within the Tablelands Regional Council area.
How to nominate
Complete the nomination form and attach two high quality images (jpg, png or tiff) and other supporting documentation.