People's Choice Media Release

2021 Insurance Advisernet MidCoast

Business Awards Gala Dinner

  • 5 October 2021


Who is the People’s Choice?

The People’s Choice Awards is one of the most popular and prestigious award categories of the Insurance Advisernet MidCoast Business Awards. Voted by the customers of the business it’s a powerful affirmation that the business is meeting and exceeding the customer expectations.

With many businesses doing it tough, they have improvised and adapted their business systems and structures to be able to trade and survive during COVD. From home delivery, to click and collect, implementing COVID safe business practices and navigating stock and supply issues, it’s been testament to the resilience and innovation of our local businesses that they are keeping their doors open.

The only award that is not determined by a judging panel, voting in The People’s Choice Awards is the perfect way to let your local business know they are doing a great job. To vote for your favourite business simply go to the Business Awards website - and select “Nominate Now” under the People’s Choice tab.  Your entry will be submitted immediately for voting. You can only submit one entry per business however you can vote for multiple businesses, so share the love!

The People’s Choice Award is proudly sponsored by Vandaline Painting a local family business that provides exceptional workmanship and premium customer service. “This is our first time as a sponsor and we are so excited to be sponsoring the People’s Choice Award. For a customer to take the time to vote and say that they appreciate what you do is the ultimate compliment” Shez Hayden, Owner Vandaline Painting.

Businesses that would like to let their customers know about the awards can also download a poster and printed entry form. A winner will be awarded to each local Chamber region including Bulahdelah, Forster, Gloucester, Harrington, Old Bar, Taree, Tea Gardens and Wingham with an overall winner awarded to the business that has received the highest number of entries for the MidCoast region. Previous finalists have found the recognition has been instrumental to taking their business to a new level of growth. “As a relatively new business to be recognised as a People’s Choice finalist was something that we were immensely proud of and has really helped build customer confidence and ultimately help business go to the next level. We have now employed extra staff and are growing in leaps and bounds!” Jessica Gray Owner/Director Smart Coast Conveyancing.  

Finalists of the People’s Choice Awards will be announced on Wednesday 12th January with the winners revealed at the Business Awards Gala Dinner at Club Forster on Saturday 12th February.

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

People’s Choice Award – Proudly sponsored by Vandaline Painting

People’s Choice Local Chamber Region Winners & Major Winner

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

Best Start Up Award - Proudly Sponsored by Regional Australia Bank

Best Start Up Local Chamber Region  Winners and Major Winner

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

Hall of Fame / Outstanding Business Leader – Proudly sponsored by MidCoast Council

Community Service Award – Proudly Sponsored by Midcoast Automotive

(business or individual)

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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  • Both representatives are available for interview/comment on request