Business Excellence Awards

Celebrating the region’s outstanding business operators and not-for-profit entities, the Tablelands Business Excellence Awards recognise and showcase exceptional local service providers.

Vote for your favourite nominated business between Tuesday 9 and Wednesday 17 November 2021.

Winners receive a TRC Business Excellence Awards trophy and prizes valued up to $1500.

Nominations for the 2021 awards are open until 5pm Monday 8 November.

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Customer Champion

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, tourism and hospitality, professional and trades.

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Technology & Innovation Impact

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 includes, but not limited to, primary industry, manufacturing, retail, health and wellbeing, community services, tourism and hospitality, mining and professional services.

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Visual Standout Business

Visually stands out through a modern online or physical premise. Recognisable brand that engages new and existing customers. Creates an enticing look and feel and features impactful signage, displays and marketing initiatives. This includes, but not limited to, any business with a walk in premise or online sales. Also includes commercial property revitalisation.

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Employer of Choice

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.

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Sustainability Contribution

Implements initiatives that have a positive long-term sustainability impact on the environment including waste and water reduction, energy efficiency, recycling, minimising logistic impacts (e.g. sourcing locally), revegetation and biodiversity initiatives, land management practices and/or offers products and services that have positive environmental outcomes. This includes, but not limited to, organisations that make responsible decisions to reduce the negative impacts on the environment.

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New & Emerging Business or Service

Recently established business or service (under 2 years) that identified a market need and has built a commercially viable business model.

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Champion Business

A business that delivers the highest standards and quality and acknowledges the importance of giving back to our local community. Has strong business practices for long-term success integrating social, ethical, environmental and philanthropical values into decision-making processes and company culture.

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People’s Choice

The community will have the chance to vote for their favourite nominated business across all categories. Voting will be available from 1 November until 12noon Friday 19 November.

Nominated businesses can be incorporated, sole operator, partnership or not-for-profit entities that are located or do business predominantly in the Tablelands Regional Council area.

Nominations are now open.

Complete the nomination form and we will notify the business of your nomination.

Business Excellence Awards

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2020 Winners

Regional Innovator Award — Tablelands Unite / Biz Offsider
Regional Innovator Award People’s Choice Award — Spring Bean

Customer Champion Award — Disability Matters
Customer Champion Award People’s Choice Award — Malanda Seafood

Best Dressed Business — The Station Café
Best Dressed Business People’s Choice Award — Cross Custom Meats

Employer of Choice — Far North Office Choice
Employer of Choice People’s Choice Award — Spring Bean

Sustainability Contribution — ECHO Empowering Services
Sustainability Contribution People’s Choice Award — Old Mate’s Farm

2019 Winners

Regional Innovator Award
HTM Complete
People’s Choice
Mungalli Creek Dairy

Customer Champion Award
Ready Vet
People’s Choice
The Spring Bean

Best Dressed Business
Petals & Pinecones Coffee & Creativity
People’s Choice
Petals & Pinecones Coffee & Creativity

Employer of Choice
Ignite Financial NQ
People’s Choice
Petals & Pinecones Coffee & Creativity

Sustainability Contribution
Tablelands Community Link
People’s Choice
Tablelands Community Link

2018 Winners

Regional Innovator Award
Mungalli Creek Dairy
People’s Choice
HTM Complete

Customer Champion Award
Petals & Pinecones Coffee & Creativity
People’s Choice
Petals & Pinecones Coffee & Creativity

Best Dressed Business
Astute
People’s Choice
Malanda Falls Caravan Park

Employer of Choice
Elders Insurance & Real Estate
People’s Choice
BLK Hair Studio

Sustainability Contribution
Atherton Maize Festival
People’s Choice
Edwards & May

2020 Finalists & Winners