About the Awards
Celebrating 30 years Magazine
In 2018 we produced the inaugural Ballarat Business Excellence Awards Magazine to celebrate the 30th anniversary, it features stories and interviews about some of the businesses that have been involved throughout the years. You can view the magazine online here or pick up a hard copy from our office (27 Doveton St Nth).
The Federation Business School Commerce Ballarat Business Excellence Award Gala Dinner is one of the most eagerly anticipated business events on the Ballarat business calendar. Held in August each year, as part of B31 Ballarat Business Month, the Gala Dinner is the culmination of months of excitement and expectation during which businesses have gone through the nomination, application and judging process.
The awards are an opportunity for businesses to review, recognise and celebrate their successes.
Whether or not you become a finalist the process will definitely be of benefit as you take a fresh look at how your business is operating now and gain new insight into existing and potential opportunities for growth and development.
Businesses are encouraged to nominate themselves or another (now closed), all nominees will be mailed an application booklet and additional information. Application information sessions and one on one mentoring sessions are arranged by Commerce Ballarat throughout the process. After applications close, a judging panel, consisting of experienced independent business representatives drawn from diverse backgrounds, are surveyed on conflicts of interest, divided into pairs and assigned their category/ies. The judges then assess all written applications in the category/ies they had been assigned, and determine the category finalists.
The judges will conduct site visits of the finalists in each category, the winners will be announced at the Gala Presentation Dinner at the end of August.
2019 Key Dates:
Thursday 14 March - Nominations Open/Launch Party
Tuesday 16 April - Applications Open
Tuesday 4 June - Early Bird Applications Close
Tuesday 11 June - Applications Close
Tuesday 23 July - Finalist Event
Thursday 29 August - Gala Presentation Dinner
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