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.

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.

2020 GALA PRESENTATION NIGHT

Everyone’s a star at the 2020 South West Business Excellence Awards Gala Presentation Night.

The paparazzi are on standby, the red carpet is rolled out and we’re all eager to know, “who are you wearing?”

We’re shaking it up with a Grammy style event promising to impress and awe as we celebrate the outstanding achievements of our South West business champions.

So, dust off the tux and that show-stopper dress and make your way to the Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre on Saturday, March 27th. Our grand entry is through the box office, doors opening at 6:00pm. Award winners will be crowned during two rounds of presentations on the Stage One Theatre and Foyer stage.

All guests will be greeted with a complimentary drink on arrival (beer, wine, sparkling or softdrink) and substantial canapes will be on offer during the evening – hot, cold and fork bowl. Additional drinks can be purchased from the bar with cash, EFTPOS or a bar tab.

Tickets are $128 per person (incl GST and booking fee)

An order can include up to 10 tickets. If you require more than 10 tickets please put through an additional separate booking order.

Presenting a receipt or ticket at the venue is not required for entry.

TICKET SALES ARE NOW CLOSED.

EVALUATION

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.

FEEDBACK

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.

CONNECTION

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.

MARKETING

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.

CASH PRIZE!

The South West Star Business of the Year will receive a $1,000 cash prize, presented by BSW Connect.

PROGRAM UPDATES

2020: A YEAR LIKE NO OTHER

2020: A YEAR LIKE NO OTHER

Despite major challenges, 2020 proved to be another successful year for the South West Business Excellence Awards with 41 business making submissions, along with 12 Star Business Person of the Year and 10 Employee of the Year applications. 30 businesses succeeded in...

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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!

MAJOR AWARD CATEGORIES

MAJOR AWARD CATEGORIES

MICRO BUSINESS
AWARD

(0 – 4 FTE EMPLOYEES)

For businesses employing less than 5 employees (fulltime equivalent) at the time of submission and have commercial premises (if not then choose Home Based Business Award). This award recognises a business that is able to demonstrate the specific strategies and processes implemented to achieve sustainable growth.

SMALL BUSINESS
AWARD

(5 – 20 FTE EMPLOYEES)

For businesses that employ 5-20 employees (full-time equivalent) at the time of submission. This award recognises a business that is able to demonstrate the specific strategies and processes implemented to achieve sustainable growth.

MEDIUM BUSINESS AWARD

(21 – 100 FTE EMPLOYEES)

For businesses that employ 21-100 employees (full-time equivalent) at the time of submission. This award recognises a business that is able to demonstrate the specific strategies and processes implemented to achieve sustainable growth.

EMERGING BUSINESS AWARD

For businesses that have been trading for less than two years at the time of submission. This award recognises a business that is able to demonstrate the specific strategies and processes implemented to achieve sustainable growth over two years or less.

HOME BASED
BUSINESS AWARD

For businesses where the primary office is located in the business owner’s home with the activities run at or from home. This award recognises a business that is able to demonstrate the specific strategies and processes implemented to achieve sustainable growth.

EXCELLENCE IN
NOT-FOR-PROFIT
AWARD

For businesses that are registered as a not-for-profit business and/or charity. This award recognises a business that is able to demonstrate the specific strategies and processes implemented to achieve sustainable growth.

MICRO BUSINESS
AWARD

(0 – 4 FTE EMPLOYEES)

For businesses employing less than 5 employees (fulltime equivalent) at the time of submission and have commercial premises (if not then choose Home Based Business Award). This award recognises a business that is able to demonstrate the specific strategies and processes implemented to achieve sustainable growth.

SMALL BUSINESS
AWARD

(5 – 20 FTE EMPLOYEES)

For businesses that employ 5-20 employees (full-time equivalent) at the time of submission. This award recognises a business that is able to demonstrate the specific strategies and processes implemented to achieve sustainable growth.

MEDIUM BUSINESS AWARD

(21 – 100 FTE EMPLOYEES)

For businesses that employ 21-100 employees (full-time equivalent) at the time of submission. This award recognises a business that is able to demonstrate the specific strategies and processes implemented to achieve sustainable growth.

EMERGING BUSINESS AWARD

For businesses that have been trading for less than two years at the time of submission. This award recognises a business that is able to demonstrate the specific strategies and processes implemented to achieve sustainable growth over two years or less.

HOME BASED
BUSINESS AWARD

For businesses where the primary office is located in the business owner’s home with the activities run at or from home. This award recognises a business that is able to demonstrate the specific strategies and processes implemented to achieve sustainable growth.

EXCELLENCE IN
NOT-FOR-PROFIT
AWARD

For businesses that are registered as a not-for-profit business and/or charity. This award recognises a business that is able to demonstrate the specific strategies and processes implemented to achieve sustainable growth.

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

INNOVATION AWARD

DIVERSITY & INCLUSIVITY AWARD

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AWARD

ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY AWARD

CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE AWARD

EXCELLENCE IN REGIONAL EXPORT AWARD

YOUNG BUSINESS ACHIEVER

PRINCIPAL PARTNER

The 2020 Awards are proudly supported by the City of Bunbury.

PREMIUM PARTNERS

MEDIA PARTNERS

MAJOR CATEGORY PARTNERS

MINOR CATEGORY PARTNERS

AWARDS PARTNER

 

Contact Us
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PO Box 6343, South Bunbury WA 6230
Phone : 1300 241 680
Email : connect@bswconnect.com.au