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Celebrating Regional Business Excellence
In 2019 we are celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the South West Business Excellence Awards (previously the South West Small Business Awards) which is proudly coordinated by Business South West.
The Awards were created in 1995 to celebrate and recognise the achievements and resilience of the South West business community, as well as to bring local businesses together. From this small and humble beginning, the Awards has grown to become one of the most prestigious events on the South West business calendar.
For our 25th anniversary we are re-introducing a category for medium sized enterprises with between 21 – 100 employees. We believe these businesses deserve recognition for the contribution they make to the growth the prosperity of our local economy.
The Benefits of Entering
• The application process is designed to focus on key aspects of your business, providing a valuable opportunity to review and benchmark your performance against other successful enterprises.
• All entrants receive a score card and feedback from the judges. This feedback will help you see your business in a new light and identify key areas of growth and strength.
• Winners, runners-up and finalists are provided with a custom 2019 South West Business Excellence Awards logo for use on your stationery, labels, packaging and marketing communications. All winners receive a trophy and are featured in a wrap up of the event in the South Western Times.
• Major Award Category winners appear on GWN7 in a congratulatory television commercial.
• By entering the awards you/your business will establish a valuable network with the other applicants, which is mutually rewarding and beneficial for your business.
Be in the running for the 2019 Awards!
Thinking about having a go? We’ll be cheering for you and we’re happy to answer any questions you have about the nuts and bolts of applying.
Who, what and how?
Ready to apply for the 2019 South West Business Excellence Awards? Click here to download the information booklet, outlining the eligibility criteria, questions, dates and the application process.
You must choose one Major Award Category and one Industry Award Category. Business Person of the Year and Employee of the Year are separate applications and you do not have to enter a Major and Industry Award to qualify.
An independent panel of judges decide on the Judges’ Choice Awards based on the full applications for the Major and Industry Awards.
Can I get advice on my application?
Yes you can! Free information sessions will be held to help you to identify the information that you require to have an award winning submission. Details on dates, times and locations of these information sessions will be available here from February 18th.
You are also welcome to book a free consultation with our Business Awards Advisor, Nikki Griffiths. Nikki can proof read your application and provide feedback on the quality of your application. To make your appointment contact Nikki on 0429 906 583 or firstname.lastname@example.org
2019 Application Forms
APPLICATIONS CLOSE THURSDAY, 30TH APRIL 2019
PLEASE NOTE: Applications for the awards are to be completed online. Applications will not be accepted via email or in person. Please follow the instructions provided in the information booklet to complete your application.
Business South West are proud to partner with the following organisations who assist us in making the Awards a success, year after year.
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In 2019, GWN7 celebrates 18 years as a sponsor of the South West Business Excellence Awards. We are proud of our association and believe the awards play a significant role in the development and growth of small business in the South West. Through partnerships such as this, GWN7 has forged a strong connection with businesses and communities across regional WA and we believe it is this kind of support that contributes to the wellbeing and prosperity of the communities in which we live. We encourage all small business operators to nominate for these awards, which recognize and celebrate the hard work and many achievements behind local success stories.
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