2017 Shoalhaven Business Awards
Friday 25th 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).
The Awards are about so much more than just winning. In addition to recognising and honouring the most outstanding businesses in the region, they provide an opportunity to celebrate the combined success of the Shoalhaven business community.
The 2017 Awards will open on Monday 15 May and entries will close on Tuesday 27 June.
Business Awards Event Manager
How to enter
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. Want tips on what our judges are looking for? Read our tips for writing a winning entry here and download our Award Entry Information Pack.
The Awards Gala evening will be held on Friday 25th August at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre.The pinnacle of the business year, the Awards provide unrivalled networking opportunities, the chance to share remarkable stories, and ongoing brand exposure to the entire region. The theme of the Awards this year is ‘Cultivate’, which is about nurturing opportunities, talent, and entrepreneurial spirit through strong vision, passion, collaboration and business relationships. Tickets for the event will go on sale in June.
Benefits of entering
The benefits of entering the Awards extend well beyond winning and glory. As a process of entering the Awards, you will 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.
In 2017 we will be presenting nineteen Awards, including Business of the Year. Of those nineteen Awards, ten are aligned with the Illawarra and NSW Business Awards. Winners of the aligned categories will go on to represent the Shoalhaven as a finalist at the Illawarra Business Awards in October.
Categories will be announced in late April.
Last year, we ran our very first Award entry workshops. We received great feedback, and we were also really proud that four of our Award winners attended the workshops.
This year we will run a single workshop, and we will be making a few changes to the format to make it more practical and more hands on. Participants will have the opportunity to work on their submission and get immediate feedback from past judges.
More information will be posted closer to the launch.
Our Awards sponsors play an essential role in making the Awards possible. As always, Shoalhaven City Council continues to support us as our event partner. In addition, we already have a number of businesses that have shown their support for the Awards, with Webics, Fire Service Plus and Power FM/2ST all on as major sponsors, and The Marketing Clan, Integrity Real Estate, Hotondo South Coast, Hansa Sailing and Bomaderry Bowling Club all as confirmed sponsors.
If you are interested in sponsoring the Awards, please contact Miranda Packer, Awards Manager on 0418885550 or email email@example.com.