Awards Gala, Friday 23rd August, Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre

The Shoalhaven Business Awards is the region’s most anticipated annual business event.
Just by entering the Awards you are giving yourself the opportunity to review your business operations, reconnect with your vision and strategy, and measure performance against objectives. Many entrants see the Awards as a time for forced self-assessment, which helps keep them accountable to their goals.
You are also giving yourself the opportunity to represent the Shoalhaven in the Illawarra Business Awards, and as we have seen in the past, the State Awards (if you enter an aligned category).

Awards contacts

For general Awards enquiries
Amber Morrisey
Awards Manager
0407 289 584
For all portal support and technical enquiries
NSWBC Member Support Centre
1300 139 910

Our Awards sponsors play an essential role in making the Awards possible. Find out more about our fantastic sponsors here!

If you are interested in sponsoring the Awards, please contact Amber Morrisey, Awards Manager on 0407 289 584 or email

2019 Sponsors


2019 Finalists

The 2019 Shoalhaven Business Awards finalists have been selected!

A huge congratulations to the businesses and individuals who have been selected as finalists.

Good luck with your interviews and we look forward to celebrating with you at both the Finalist & Sponsor Cocktail Night and the Award Gala Evening


2018 Award Gala photos

The Awards Gala evening was held on Friday 31st August at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre.
The pinnacle of the business year, the evening provided unrivaled networking opportunities, the chance to share remarkable stories, and ongoing brand exposure to the entire region.
The theme for this year’s awards was ‘Connect’, we wanted to run the theme throughout the whole event. Whether it was the entertainment that you heard, the flowers that you saw, the drinks that you drank or the cheese that you ate, we were all about sourcing and celebrating local!
With a ‘less is more’ approach, the room looked stunning. With the aim of creating a more intimate setting in such a large space, CMG Audio Visual really upped the anti again this year. The beautiful flowers, by sponsor Pia + Jade, added a sense of elegance and calmness to the room.

Awards Ambassadors

Our past Awards winners are often our best advocates for the Awards.
So this year we have selected two of our past winners, and regular supporters of the Awards, and asked them to become our official Awards Ambassadors.
Sian Ludlow, 2017 Young Entrepreneur Winner, and Garry Wilbraham, 2007 & 2017 Business Leader Winner, are passionate and outspoken about the plethora of benefits that entering the Awards brings to your business.

How to enter

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Entries are completed online using the NSW Business Chamber awards entry portal. The portal makes the entry, judging and management process efficient, and levels the playing field for entries. Learn more about how to use the portal here.

Award Entry Workshop

This year we will be providing a more tailored approach to the workshops creating more of a drop-in space where participants can pop in at a pre-determined time to chat face to face with a judge. There may be a few workshop dates depending on popularity which will give people more opportunity to attend. The workshops will be more informal and relaxed however still remaining extremely informative.
Participants have advised us that they want assistance with their category questions. They wanted help on how to address the entry questions and understand whether their proposed response would be what the judges are looking for.
Should you wish to book a time with our Chair of Judges, Raj Ray, please contact the Awards Manager, Amber Morrisey, 0407 289 584

Awards Insider Podcast

Although the Insider Podcast was recorded in 2017, it is still relevant and could help you craft a standout business awards entry with practical tips from our guests who have won, judged or supported a range of business awards programs in Australia.
Available for download in iTunes, our show is sponsored by TAFE NSW.
It is hosted by multi award winning business owner, MC and radio host, Chance Hanlon, and 2017 Awards Manager, Miranda Packer, and produced locally in the HEV Studio.

Become a Member

Members of the Shoalhaven Business Chamber get access to a large number of benefits.