Award Categories

By participating in the Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards, you are providing your organisation and your employees with a unique opportunity to benchmark your performance against other like businesses. Should you be a winner, then the Awards will provide you with thousands of dollars worth of free advertising and editorial via our Media announcements through our marketing channels, the Gold Coast Bulletin, Gold FM and Sea FM and NBN Television. You will be provided the recognition you so appropriately deserve as well as the opportunity to network with other successful business owners and operators.

So don't delay - enter today!!
 

EMERGING BUSINESS AWARD

sponsored by Choice Homes

The Emerging Business Award recognises Gold Coast businesses that have been operating between 2 and 5 years and are high growth potential with the capacity to achieve and manage expansion. Applicants should highlight their innovative, unique and strong business practices and how these enhance the businesses continued growth.
 

FAMILY BUSINESS AWARD

sponsored by Optus Business Centre Gold Coast

The Family Business Award recognises long standing family owned and operated businesses that have seen generations of family continue and grow their business legacy. Applicants should demonstrate the integration of the family into the business, and its effect on business practices, culture and division of responsibility. Succession planning, if relevant, should be identified in a hierarchical diagram. To be eligible, the business must be operated by more than one generation.
 

HEALTH AND WELLBEING AWARD

sponsored by Pindara Private Hospital and The Southport Private Hospital

The Health and Wellbeing Award recognises and celebrates businesses meeting the increasing demand for products and services within various sectors contributing toward the health and medical industries.  Applicants should highlight the business leading in health and wellbeing excellence, as well as newly introduced technologies that improve their product and service. Applicants may supply products or services and may operate within various sectors contributing towards the health and wellbeing industries.
 

PROFESSIONS AND BUSINESS SERVICES AWARD

sponsored by OntheNet

The Professions and Business Services Award recognises and celebrates businesses meeting the increasing demand for such products and services.  Applicants should demonstrate their passion for exceeding customer expectations and service excellence within the business and overall team.This category recognises professions (eg medical, legal etc) through to business service sector industries.
 

RETAIL, WHOLESALE AND DISTRIBUTION AWARD

sponsored by Westpac Banking Corporation

The Retail, Wholesale and Distribution Award acknowledges businesses that remain abreast with this evolving industry sector as customer demands and expectations are changing the game. Applicants should highlight that they truly understand their customer and demonstrate how they provide seamless customer experiences, across all channels.To be eligible, applicants must be in either the retail or wholesale or distribution sectors. Franchisors as well as Franchisees operating in any one of these sectors are eligible.
 

MANUFACTURING AWARD

sponsored by Regional Development Australia Gold Coast

The Manufacturing Award honours manufacturing businesses on the Gold Coast who lead and shape the future in this industry sector.  Applicants should demonstrate achievements across a wide variety of areas including the readiness of new technologies in sustainability, operational excellence, innovation and supply chain management.
 

CONSTRUCTION AND TRADES AWARD

sponsored by Harvey Norman Commercial Qld

The Construction and Trades Award celebrates and acknowledges the construction industry that underpins the City's economic base. Applicants should highlight the quality of the business' attention to detail in finishing and overall craftsmanship.  The business should demonstrate new and improved innovative techniques and solutions in this industry sector. Trade applicants should demonstrate the technical ability of the trade contractor and challenges overcome in construction.To be eligible applicants must be either in the construction or trades sector, including any applicant that subcontracts to the construction sector, ie electrical, plumbing. etc.
 

I.T., KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AND DIGITAL SERVICES AWARD

sponsored by Griffith University

The I.T., Knowledge Management and Digital Services Award is the recognition of Gold Coast businesses demonstrating outstanding knowledge management based, information technology products and services. Applicants should highlight their smart technology product or service and how it benefits everyday life and impacts the businesses bottom line. Today we live in the Information Age. Knowledge management underpins almost all services today, and the effective management of knowledge distinguishes companies in I.T., supply chain management and logistics. Excellent information technology, knowledge management and digital services based businesses may exemplify this in their own business, or enable and enhance the practices of other businesses through their I.T., logistics or supply chain solutions.
 

TOURISM, HOSPITALITY AND EVENTS AWARD

sponsored by Gold Coast Airport

The Tourism, Hospitality and Events Award celebrates excellence in destination and stewardship management. As Australia's premier tourism and hospitality destination, the applicant should highlight the business offerings and experiences and how these are promoted to markets locally, nationally and internationally. In addition, the applicant must demonstrate how it has worked exceptionally in any aspect of tourism including technology, sustainability, socially and culturally.To be eligible for this diverse category applicants must be in the tourism, hospitality, recreation and leisure industries. Businesses conducting events are also eligible to apply.
 

MAYOR'S INNOVATION GC AWARD

sponsored by City of Gold Coast's Economic Development Branch

The Mayor's Innovation GC Award accolades businesses that have applied innovation through new knowledge, technologies, methodologies or processes to improve the effectiveness or quality of outcomes for their clients, community and/or the public sector.  Applicants should validate their innovation through their use of new technologies, data analytics, modelling or visualisation. Applicants need to demonstrate significant innovation in either management and/or business practices or in their products or services. Applicants need to be able to show how this innovation has given them a "competitive edge" in the market place.
 

ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD

sponsored by Flight Centre Business Travel

The Encouragement Award is recognition of a company who has been selected as a finalist of the Awards during the year and shows great promise of future growth. This award is nominated by the committee and presented at the annual Gala Awards Dinner. Applicants are unable to enter this award category.

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