2018 Shoalhaven Business Awards

Awards Gala, Friday 31st 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).


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Awards contacts


For general Awards enquiries

Julia O’Keefe
Awards Manager
0438 287 578


For all portal support and technical enquiries

Lee Toomey
NSWBC Member Support Centre
1300 139 910


Awards Gala

The Awards Gala evening will be held on Friday 31st August at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre.

The pinnacle of the business year, the evening provides unrivaled networking opportunities, the chance to share remarkable stories, and ongoing brand exposure to the entire region.

Our theme this year is Connect – Communicating and collaborating to create meaningful relationships for a sustainable, vibrant and profitable business community

The Award night is about so much more than just winning. In addition to recognising and honouring the most outstanding businesses in the region, it provides an opportunity to celebrate the combined success of the Shoalhaven business community.

Guests will enjoy a drink on arrival, followed by a three-course meal including wine and beer, and world class entertainment.

Make sure you get in quick and secure your seat to come and celebrate the achievements of our local community.

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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 Julia O’Keefe, Awards Manager on 0438 287 578 or email awards@shoalhavenbusiness.com.au.

2018 Finalists

The 2018 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

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 Ludlow2017 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.

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.

Involving your team in the entry process is also an exceptional opportunity for team building. And being able to celebrate with you at the Awards Gala, whether as a finalist or winner, is the perfect way to say thank you to the people who make your business what it is.

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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.

Read more on how to enter the 2018 Shoalhaven Business Awards with our Awards Entry Pack by clicking the link below.

Award Entry Workshop

A practical and hands on style workshop, participants will have the opportunity to work on their submission and get immediate feedback from past judges.

Places are limited so please register your interest to secure your place at the workshop.

Awards Insider Podcast

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. Check out our guests and discover our exciting podcast competition.

Become a Member

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