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2014 Business Award Nominations

The 2014 CGU Commerce Ballarat Business Excellence Awards nominations are now open. To nominate your business or another please complete the form below or to download a printable copy of the nomination form please click here >>

For more information about the awards please refer to our FAQ's


Nominations close 5pm May 2.

Categories & Entry Criteria:

Manufacturing Award
Open to all manufacturing businesses.
Central Highlands Water
Trade Business Award
Open to all trade businesses; eg: plumbers, electricians, mechanics, hairdressers, carpenters, brick layers and gardeners.
Harwood Andrews
Small Business Award
Open to all small businesses that employ one to five Full-Time Employees (FTE). If the number of casual/part time hours worked per week totals 38 hours, this is considered to be one full-time employee.
CGU Insurance
Community and Government Award
Open to all organisations, government departments and/or educational institutes that receive full or part government funding that have developed strong partnerships between industry and their community.

Regional Development Australia - Grampians
Staff Training and Development Award
Open to all businesses that are dedicated to improving workplace learning and/or staff development for both their employees and the organisation as a whole.
The WIN Network
Customer Service Award
Open to all businesses that provide excellence in customer service and satisfaction, through the outstanding treatment of, and positive attitude towards, their customers.
Ballarat Regional Tourism
Special Events and Attractions Award
Open to all businesses that offer a special event or tourism attraction that encourages tourism, overnight stays and local participation; eg: a sporting event, show, market, festival or other tourism attraction.
Nova Pharmacy
Health and Wellbeing Award
Open to all businesses that offer health services; eg: doctors, physiotherapists, optometrists, naturopaths etc.

Power FM
B2B Business to Ballarat Award
Open to all businesses that have a strong ethos of supporting Business to Ballarat (B2B); they make a concerted effort to source goods and services locally within the Ballarat and immediate region.
City of Ballarat
Restaurants, Cafes and Pubs Award
Open to all businesses that offer food and beverage services; eg: restaurants, cafes, hotels and clubs.

Ballarat Lodge and Convention Centre
Professional Service Award
Open to all businesses that offer professional services; eg: legal firms, real estate agents, insurance brokers, employment agencies and accountants.
The Courier
New and Emerging Business Award
Open to all businesses established since January 1, 2011.
Remingtons Insurance Brokers
Creative Industries Award
For businesses who demonstrate creative talent and artistic quality ie. advertising, music and art, design, fashion, film, performing arts and photography.

Commerce Ballarat
E-Commerce and Online Presence Award
Open to all businesses or organisations that have developed an effective online presence for their business and/or have implemented online operations to their business; eg: through web site, digital media, social media, online shopping or other web-based technologies.
Ballarat Technology Park – Federation University
Innovation Award
Open to all innovative businesses that create or offer better or more effective products or services.
Haymes Paint
Family Business Award
Open to all businesses that are family-owned and operated, with at least two generations who are working together (or have previously worked together) within the business.
Name of business you are nominating (required)

Address of nominated business (preferred)

Contact number of nominated business (preferred)

Contact person of nominated business (preferred)
Email address of nominated business (preferred)

Your contact number (preferred)

Your name: (optional)

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Nominations close 5pm 02 May 2014 make sure your nominated business has the opportunity to shine.