What can the 2020 Wheatbelt Business Excellence Awards do for your business!?

  • As a Finalist you gain the prestige and satisfaction through significant public recognition of your achievements.
  • Your staff and associates will share in your success and will be motivated to continue to strive for excellence.
  • Like past Award Winners, you will enjoy a distinct business advantage through the enhancement of your organisation’s image and standing.
  • Winners are entitled to use the 2020 Wheatbelt Business Excellence Awards logos on their stationery, labels, packaging and marketing communications.
  • All finalists receive a certificate, trophy and recognition.
  • Acknowledgement on radio with a ‘Congratulations’ promo campaign.
  • Acknowledgement on television with a campaign on GWN7.
  • Free Advertisement in local newspapers.
  • Free membership or renewal of Membership with the Wheatbelt Business Network for 12 months.

Regardless of whether your business is named a winner this year or in the future, you’ll have a valuable opportunity to benchmark your performance.

 

Eligibility

You are eligible to apply if you are a Wheatbelt based business (as per the Wheatbelt Development Commission map) with an ABN and you meet the judging criteria for your nominated category.

Key Dates

  • November 2019 – Entries Open
  • 5pm Friday 31st of January 2020 – Entries Close
  • Saturday 14th of March 2020 – Black Tie Awards Dinner at the Cummins Theatre, Merredin

Award Categories

Home-based Business

The business is operated either at home (you carry out most of the work at your home) or from home (and business does not own or rent any premises other than your home).

Start Up Business

The business must have been trading for a maximum of two years at the time of applying, no limit on the number of employees.

Owner Operator Business

The business must be an owner operator business (up to two owners, with no employees other than themselves).

Micro Business (1-4 Employees)

The business must employ between one and four employees (full-time or equivalent), other than the owner, at the time of your application.

Business with 5-10 Employees

The business must employ five to ten employees (full-time or equivalent) at the time of your application.

Business with 11 plus Employees

The business must employ eleven plus employees (full-time or equivalent) at the time of your application (no maximum number).

Wheatbelt Agri-Food and Beverage Value add Business

This award is sponsored by Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development. The business must use raw produce to create a processed food or beverage.

Franchise Business

The business must be part of a franchise and carry out all business activities in-line with the requirements of their franchise agreement.

Aboriginal Business of the Year

Aboriginal Business of the Year is judged from all the entrants who have addressed the Criterion and are owned or managed by an Aboriginal/Indigenous person/s.

Not-for-Profit

Recognises business practice within a non profit organisation.  The award is open to all Wheatbelt incorporated non profit organisations.

Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Young Entrepreneur of the Year is judged from all entrants of categories who have addressed the Criterion and the owner/s are under 30 years of age in the calendar year.

People’s Choice

Nominated by any customer/s, reviewed by the judges, with a finalist group announced and voted on by the community over a set period of time (community does not have to be a resident in the Wheatbelt).

Excellence in Innovation

Excellence in Innovation is judged from all entrants of categories who have addresses the Criterion and has achieved measurable success and/or made significant contributions to their industry through the introduction or improvement of an idea, method, technology, process or application.

Business Of The Year

Business of the Year is judged from the winners of categories who have addressed the Criterion. The Business with the overall highest aggregate shall be announced Business of the Year.

ENTER NOW USING THE FORM BELOW

To make entering your answers easier, please download and use this Word Document (DOWNLOAD WORD DOC – it will automatically download to your computer’s Downloads directory) to enter your answers at your convenience. You can then copy and paste them once you have completed all of the questions in the form fields below and submit it. Please ensure you check all of the check boxes at the end when you submit it. Email your supporting digital documents (max 5 x A4 pages) to Caroline at eo@wheatbeltbusinessnetwork.com.au

Please email any supporting documentation separately, ensuring you state your full name and Business name to Caroline Robinson at eo@wheatbeltbusinessnetwork.com.au