Award Categories - Strathbogie Shire Business Awards

Employee Recognition Award

Recognises employee excellence. This award is for those going above and beyond. The employee must be currently employed by the business and have worked for the same business for at least the past six months. They may excel in areas such as teamwork, customer service, leadership and mentoring, and/or knowledge of the relevant industry. This category recognises the importance of up-skilling employees, and how important employees are to the future needs of their employer’s business. Open to all employees and apprentices. Open to all industries.

New Business of the Year Award

Recognises the innovation and determination required to start and grow a new business. Open to all businesses established or purchased in the Strathbogie Shire area within the past 24 months. Open to all industries including home-based businesses.

TOURISM Excellence Award

Recognises the ongoing effort required to attract visitors to the Strathbogie Shire area. This award includes providing quality accommodation, tourist attractions, events & festivals and/or food & beverage services that attract tourists. Open to all tourism & hospitality businesses and organisations in the Strathbogie Shire area as well as all businesses that target and attract tourism markets.

Service Excellence Award

This category will be judged by a secret shopper. It recognises businesses that deliver outstanding customer service. Businesses are required to provide evidence of consistent exceptional service and professionalism, demonstrating how they manage, monitor and measure customer expectations, satisfaction and retention. Open to all industries.

MICRO Business Excellence Award

Recognises business excellence in delivering quality products and services to our community and beyond. Also recognises the progression, determination, teamwork, resilience and sustainability of the area’s businesses. Open to businesses employing 1 to 5 people. Open to all industries.

MEDIUM BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARD

Recognises business excellence in delivering quality products and services to our community and beyond. Also recognises the progression, determination, teamwork, resilience and sustainability of the area’s businesses. Open to businesses employing 6 to 20 people. Open to all industries.

LARGE BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARD

Recognises business excellence in delivering quality products and services to our community and beyond. Also recognises the progression, determination, teamwork, resilience and sustainability of the area’s businesses. Open to businesses employing 21 or more people. Open to all industries.