Change of Date For MidCoast Business Awards

As a result of the lockdown and the MidCoast Business Awards Committee has made the decision to reschedule the Awards till the Saturday 12th February 2022

In the face of the current uncertainty this will provide businesses more time to prepare and submit their entries and ensure that we are able to have as many attend as possible. 

For some essential businesses COVID restrictions mean they are busier than ever and their challenge is trying to meet demand within the ever-changing restriction conditions and with the health and safety of their customers and staff at the forefront. For others this is an opportunity to refine their business model and put in place strategies for when restrictions ease. Businesses that enter the Insurance Advisernet MidCoast Business Awards find the process itself can be helpful in identifying future opportunities and areas they may need to improve.

“We have entered the business awards 2 years in a row and I have found the process of working through our application quite enlightening. As a business owner, who is always intent upon improving and growing our business, I don't always stop and consider just how far we have progressed. As multi award winners, these awards have provided a powerful marketing opportunity while creating shared excitement about our business”. Denise Haynes, Business Owner, R&R Property.

The Business Excellence Awards are open to all businesses throughout the MidCoast region in the areas of Tourism & Hospitality, Professional Services, Health & Wellbeing, Retail Services and Trades and Construction. All entries will be judged by independent experts from out of the region. Other awards include the popular People’s Choice with nomination forms available to download from the website or can be made directly on line. This year a winner will be awarded to each Business Chamber Region that receives the most validated entries. There is also Best Start-up New Business, Community Services Award, Hall of Fame (business or individual) and the prestigious Hall of Fame/Outstanding Business Leader. Applications are available on the website

The Gala Dinner is now scheduled for Saturday 12th February at Club Forster 2022.

Key Dates

Nominations close for all awards: Friday 10th December 2021

Finalists Announced: Wednesday 12th January 2022

Dinner RSVP’s Close: Friday 4th February 2022

Gala Dinner: Saturday 12th February 2022

2021 Awards Categories

Best Start Up Local Chamber Region Winners

(Bulahdelah, Forster, Gloucester, Harrington, Old Bar, Taree, Tea Gardens & Wingham)

Best Start Up Major Winner 

People’s ChoiceLocal Chamber Region Winners

(Bulahdelah, Forster, Gloucester, Harrington, Old Bar, Taree, Tea Gardens & Wingham)

People’s Choice Major Winner 

Community Service Award (business or individual)

Hall of Fame / Outstanding Business Leader

Business Excellence Awards (entry in 1 category only)

Tourism & Hospitality  

Professional Services 

Health & Wellbeing

Retail Services

Trades and Construction

Business of the Year – Runner up / Business of the Year - Major Winner

Media Enquiries can be directed to:

The MidCoast Business Awards Committee

Maxine Calladine Nikki Thornton

Forster Tuncurry Business Chamber Insurance Advisernet

m: 0431 116 607 m: 0418 616 581

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