Rewarding excellence & inspiring achievements
Business Innovation, Activation and Growth
CELEBRATING REGIONAL BUSINESS EXCELLENCE
This year we celebrate the 26th South West Business Excellence Awards (previously the South West Small Business Awards) which is proudly coordinated by BSW Connect. These Awards were first established 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 small and humble beginnings, our Awards have grown to become one of the most prestigious events in the South West.
BE IN THE RUNNING FOR THE 2020 AWARDS!
Thinking about having a go? We’ll be cheering for you all the way! Read up on the application process, eligibility criteria, judging process and application questions by downloading your copy of the Information Booklet. We’re here to support you throughout the process with one-on-one application advice and free online information sessions. Please don’t hesitate to get in contact with our expert Applications Coordinator, Jodie Richards on 0450 131 994 with any questions you may have.
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.
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.
Receive local recognition for your success and raise your profile! All finalists receive increased local exposure. Winners are promoted throughout the region by BSW Connect networks and TV commercials on GWN7.
The South West Star Business of the Year will receive a $1,000 cash prize, presented by BSW Connect.
ONLINE INFORMATION SESSIONS
These free online information sessions will help you to identify the information that you require to have an award winning submission. You will be taken through each section of the application process and the type of information that the judges will be looking for. This is the perfect opportunity to ask any questions and gain a better understanding of how you can complete the application questions.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to join a session!
Monday, 20th @ 6pm
Wednesday, 22nd @ 10am
Wednesday, 22nd @ 6pm
Monday, 4th @ 10am
Wednesday, 6th @ 10am
REGISTER YOUR INTENTION TO ENTER
All entrants are required to register their intention to enter the 2020 Awards program via the form below, as early as possible. This helps our coordination team keep in contact with you throughout the process and offer you as much support as we can to get you across the line.
SUBMITTING YOUR FINAL APPLICATION
Please submit your final application in either a PDF or Word Document format to email@example.com before 4:00pm, July 31st 2020.
LATEST PROGRAM UPDATES
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TV & RADIO ADVERTISING PACKAGES!
All Major Award Category winners receive a $1,000 voucher to put towards a TV advertising campaign with GWN7, plus a buy one/get one radio advertising voucher with Triple M.
The South West Star Business of the Year will receive a TV & radio advertising package valued at over $8,000!
2020 GALA PRESENTATION NIGHT
Due to the current global health crisis, the 2020 Gala Presentation Night has been postponed until Saturday, March 27th 2021. More details coming soon!
MAJOR AWARD CATEGORIES
(0 – 4 FTE EMPLOYEES)
(5 – 20 FTE EMPLOYEES)
MEDIUM BUSINESS AWARD
(21 – 100 FTE EMPLOYEES)
EMERGING BUSINESS AWARD
INDIVIDUAL AWARD CATEGORIES
STAR BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR
EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR
INDUSTRY AWARD CATEGORIES
TOURISM & HOSPITALITY AWARD
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AWARD
CONSTRUCTION, MINING & MANUFACTURING AWARD
RETAIL EXPERIENCE AWARD
FOOD & BEVERAGE MANUFACTURING AWARD
JUDGES CHOICE CATEGORIES
DIVERSITY & INCLUSIVITY AWARD
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AWARD
ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY AWARD
CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE AWARD
EXCELLENCE IN REGIONAL EXPORT AWARD
YOUNG BUSINESS ACHIEVER