Awards Gala 2021 Information

Awards Gala, Friday 20th August, Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre
Date & Time
Friday 20th August from 5.30pm
Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre
Dress code
The dress code for the Awards is black tie.

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).

Click here to download the awards handbook which gives you all the information you need including all the category questions.

Download Awards Handbook

Click here to enter today!  < link to: >

Enter Awards Now

We have 17 awards this year, 16 of which you can directly enter. There will also be a bonus award which is for
“Inclusion”. This will be eligible for finalists in a company category. The question will be asked at the interview stage and is not-compulsory.


The winners of these categories will go on to represent the Shoalhaven and compete in the Illawarra Business Awards.

  1. Outstanding Employee
  2. Outstanding Young Business Leader
  3. Outstanding Business Leader
  4. Employer of Choice
  5. Excellence in Innovation
  6. Excellence in Sustainability
  7. Outstanding Community Organisation
  8. Outstanding Start Up
  9. Excellence in Micro Business (Less than 5 employees)
  10. Excellence in Small Business (5 – 20 employees)
  11. Excellence in Business (21 or more employees)


  1. Excellence in Workplace Safety
  2. Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality
  3. Excellence in Professional and Commercial
  4. Excellence in Retail and Personal Services
  5. Outstanding Young Employee
  6. Business of the Year


For general Awards enquiries

Amber Morrisey – Awards Manager

0407 289 584


For all portal support and technical enquiries

Business NSW Member Support Centre  or phone: 9466 4620




Friday 28 May 2021 Awards launched and entries open
Thursday 1 July 2021 Ticket Sales Open
Wednesday 7 July 2021 Awards entries close @ 5.00pm
Friday 16 July 2021 Finalists announced and interviews begin
Thursday 29 July 2021 Finalists interviews concludes
Thursday 29 July 2021 (TBC) Awards Finalists’ and Sponsors Evening
Monday 9 August 2021 Ticket Sales Close
Friday 20 August Awards Gala night

Below: Sam from Sian Studioz entertained us on arrival into the Winter Wonderland of 2019.

Below: From the 2019 Awards – the delighted and excited husband & wife team from Few & Far (with category sponsor Bendigo Bank) after receiving winner of Excellence in Retail & Personal Services

Below: Our Winter Wonderland 2019 theme – 2021 theme is 1920’s!


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