Award Categories

 
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Outstanding young entrepreneur

The Outstanding Young Entrepreneur award recognises an inspirational young person aged between 18-35 years who, through their own commitment and passion, owns or part owns a successful business. This award recognises young business people who demonstrate outstanding entrepreneurial spirit, strategic direction and innovative ideas whilst providing inspiration to a new generation of upcoming young business people. 

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Outstanding business leader

The Outstanding Business Leader award recognises the positive contribution made to business by business people and professionals. The award recognises those who demonstrate outstanding entrepreneurial spirit, strategic business direction and innovative ideas, whilst providing inspiration to a new generation of upcoming business leaders. Individuals entering into this category can be self-employed or employed by a business. .

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Excellence in small business

The Excellence in Small Business award recognises a business, employing less than 20 that has attained significant growth and is able to demonstrate the specific strategies and processes implemented to achieve sustainable growth in the previous 24 months. 

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Best start up

The StartUp Superstar category recognises a business that has been operating for less than two years that delivers a product/service/idea/invention with credible potential. This award recognises early-stage start ups that have a solid chance of market success, and strongly displays the entrepreneurial spirit. 

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Excellence in innovation

The Excellence in Innovation award recognises businesses that have made significant contributions to their industry through the introduction or improvement of an idea, method, technology, process or application. 

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Excellence in trades

This award recognises businesses that possess specialist trades, skills & products that adhere to ethical standards and have been derived from a trades certificate, training and experience.

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Excellence in health and wellbeing

This Award recognises excellence in businesses providing “feel good” services and recognises the health intervention measures and facilities which help to improve quality of life, making a real difference to the wellbeing of our community.

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Excellence in customer service 

This award recognises an individual or business who has exhibited dedication to develop and improve customer service in the Manning Valley, Gloucester or Great Lakes Region. This may be demonstrated by, but not limited to: Trust, Credibility and Stature, Exposure, Focus, Motivation, Public Relations.

 

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Excellence in retail service 

This award recognises businesses or organisations who can demonstrate excellence in their business planning and practices plus show continued development and innovation in their business.

 

 

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Excellence in professional service 

This award recognises businesses that possess specialist knowledge, skills & products that adhere to ethical standards and have been derived from a high level of education, training and experience.

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Excellence in tourism and hospitality 

This award recognises an individual or business who has exhibited dedication to develop the visitor economy in the Manning Valley, Gloucester and/or Great Lakes Region. It also recognises excellence in service, facilities and entertainment available to the local community and guests in our region.