NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR 2018 GUNNEDAH BUSINESS AND SERVICES AWARDS

MEDIA RELEASE- 20 JUNE 2018

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR 2018 GUNNEDAH BUSINESS AND SERVICES AWARDS

Nominations are now open for the 2018 Gunnedah Business and Service Awards with 2017 State Winners, the Gunnedah and District Chamber of Commerce hosting the awards to acknowledge the achievements of local businesses and the people behind them.

Gunnedah Chamber President Stacey Cooke said hosting the annual awards was an important way for the local community to recognise local businesses and staff for a job well done.

“Running a successful business is no small feat. It takes passion, resilience, hard work and dedication every single day to make it work. The Awards are a really meaningful way to highlight the efforts of local business and to make sure businesses making an outstanding contribution to their community are recognised and rewarded,” Gunnedah and District Chamber of Commerce President Stacey Cooke said.

“This year we want to take the opportunity to recognise the individual efforts of people who provide exceptional service to the community and to their employer and colleagues. These are the people who go above and beyond to deliver a higher level of service and who make doing business in Gunnedah an absolute pleasure,” Mrs Cooke concluded.

18 categories will be awarded with many categories aligning with the NSW Business Awards. Categories are:

  • Outstanding Young Employee (18 – 35 years)
  • Outstanding Young Entrepreneur (18 – 35 years)
  • Outstanding Business Leader (35 years +)
  • Excellence in Social Enterprise
  • Start Up Superstar
  • Excellence in Innovation
  • Excellence in Sustainability
  • Excellence in Small Business (20 employees and under)
  • Excellence in Business (20 employees and up)
  • Outstanding Employer of Choice
  • Excellence in Export
  • Excellence in Workplace Inclusion
  • Excellence in Supporting Mental Health Recovery
  • Quiet Achiever
  • Above and Beyond
  • Retail Customer Service Excellence
  • Non-retail Customer Service Excellence
  • Apprentice Trainee Award

Businesses can self-nominate, or any member of the community can nominate a business using the online nomination portal at http://www.businessannualawards.com.au/login?chamber=Gunnedah.

Nominations will be accepted until 5pm on Friday 20 July 2018.

Judging for all categories will be undertaken by independent judges appointed by the NSW Business Chamber with finalists announced on August 1st.

The 2018 Business and Services Awards Gala Event will be on Friday, 10 August at the Gunnedah Town Hall. Tickets are now on sale at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/2018-gunnedah-business-and-services-awards-tickets-47138188591.

For more details on the Awards please contact the Awards Coordinator Lisa Davis on 0434 368 267 or chamberbusinessawards@gunnedah.org.au