The Western Australian Regional Small Business Awards

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Now in their 14th year, the WA Regional Small Business Awards support a number of regionally based business award programs and provide an avenue for many of their winners to compete at state level.

The regional awards, usually run by the local Chamber of Commerce, will be held throughout 2016 from June to September and cover most of WA. From Kununurra in the north to Esperance in the south, small business operators will have an opportunity to enter their local awards. Winning at this level can see them progress to the WA Regional Small Business Awards which will be held in Perth on Friday 11 November.

See below for a list of participating regional award programs and dates.

If you would like more information about the WA Regional Small Business Awards, including eligibility criteria and an overview of how to complete your submission, download the Awards information guide

Awards-ready workshops

To help potential applicants complete their awards submission, we will be running an awards-ready workshop at a number of regional centres around the State. You will be able to learn how to complete a quality submission – one that will give you the best chance of success.

While winning is the ultimate goal of entering any competition, there are many other benefits that can be gained by simply going through the submission process including:

  • great exposure for your business
  • a positive boost in morale for your staff
  • building credibility for your business
  • an excellent opportunity to critically look at your business
  • assisting with future business planning

The workshop will help you to step back and to view your business with fresh eyes and provide you with an opportunity to tell the world how fantastic your business really is.

The workshop is free of charge and will usually be held in the evening. Contact your local awards coordinator to find out if they will be running a ‘live’ workshop.

Our awards-ready workshop is also available online. Taking around 45 minutes to complete, it will give you the tools you need to write a successful award submission. Contact us at awards@smallbusiness.wa.gov.au to access the workshop.

2016 timelines

June to September

Regionally based small business awards are held

1 July

Submissions open for the WA Regional Small Business Awards

23 September

Submissions close for the WA Regional Small Business Awards

13 October

Judging of WA Regional Small Business Awards submissions

14 October

Finalists announced for WA Regional Small Business Awards

11 November 

Gala awards night for the WA Regional Small Business Awards

Previous winners

There have been some very worthy winners over the years from all areas of regional Western Australia.  View the previous winners.

Regional awards

Town/region

Name of awards program

Coordinator

Awards presentation event Contact

Avon

Avon Valley Regional Small Business Awards

Sharon Luggett-Hassell

TBA info@northamchamber.com.au

Broome

TBA

Jael Napper 6 May executiveofficer@broomechamber.com.au

Bunbury

South West Small Business Awards

Sue Footner 25 June marketing@businesssouthwest.com.au

Derby

TBA

Stewart Milne TBA stewart@optitax.com.au

Esperance

Esperance Chamber of Commerce and Industry Business Awards

Tori Castledine 27 August tori.castledine@esperancecci.com.au

Gascoyne (Carnarvon)

Gascoyne Business Excellence Awards

Marilyn Rulyancich TBA gascoyne@gascoyneregionalbusinessawards.com.au

Great Southern

TBA

Russ Clark TBA ceo@albanycci.com.au

Kalgoorlie

2016 Goldfields Business & Employee Awards

Jessica Lang 20 August events@kalgoorlie.asn.au

Karratha

Karratha Business Excellence Awards

Kim Davies 2 September membership@kdcci.com.au

Katanning

Katanning Regional Small Business Awards

Ian Billing TBA business@krba.com.au

Kununurra

TBA

Yvonne Van Der Wees TBA admin@kcci.com.au

Manjimup

Southern Forests Business Excellence Awards

Rose Moyle 19 August manjimupchamber@westnet.com.au

Margaret River

Margaret River Region 2016 Business Awards

Rebecca Young TBA admin@mrcci.com.au

Mid West (Geraldton)

Mid West Business Excellence Awards

Jessica Scott 25 June events@mwcci.com.au

Onslow

Onslow Business Excellence Awards

Amanda Meyers 20 August events@onslowcci.com.au

Peel

Peel Business Excellence Awards

Andrew McKerrell 3 September projects@peel.com.au

Port Hedland

Port Hedland Business of the Year Awards

Michelle Scott 27 August michelle@phcci.com.au

Wheatbelt (Moora, Narrogin & Kellerberrin)

Wheatbelt Central Small Business Awards

Caroline Robinson 15 July (Kellerberrin and Narrogin) and 22 July (Moora)

eo@wheatbeltbusinessnetwork.com.au

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