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The Award Categories

Businesses are welcome to enter up to 2 categories, and 10 categories will compete to win the prestigious title of the:


Entries open July 1 to August 31, 2022

Judging is open from September 1 to October 14, 2022

Finalists will be contacted on October 24, 2022

There will be 3 finalists per category. 

Entry Dates - July 1 to August 31, 2022
Judging Dates - Sept 1 to October 14, 2022

1 / Start Up Business of the Year

The business must have been trading for a maximum of two years at the time of applying for the awards.  There is no criteria for business size and turnover. 

2 / Food & Beverage Excellence and Innovation

This business demonstrates the following within the Food and Beverage Industry. Excellence in service, quality, customer expectation, venue presentation, product knowledge and innovative produce or unique proposition.  

3 / Micro Business (0-4 staff)

Whether this Business is operating from home, a Sole Trader or has a small team, this award will ackowledge the work that these businesses have to offer our Region. 

4 / Small Business (5-10 staff)

This is a Business that employs 5 to 10 staff, casual, part time or full time.  This is not a home based business.

5 / Medium Business (11-20 staff)

This Business category employs 11-20 staff casual, part-time or full-time. 

6 / Large Business (20+ staff)

As a large employer of 20+ staff, this Business is contributing to the economy of the region on a large scale. This Business may be a franchise within the area, and may be a manufacturer, large retailer or service provider to the Avon Valley.

7 / Best Charity or Not for Profit

This Business model must demonstrate the significance they have made to the community.  The award recognises the effort that has been made by our local charitable organisations within our region. 

8 / NWIB Business Woman of the Year

This awards the Avon Valley's best Business Woman for her efforts and her contribution to both business and community.  

9 / Marketing Excellence

This Business must be an active contributor toward Business Growth through use of marketing tools and entrepreneurial approaches with local, state or national media. 

10 / Tourism Excellence

This awards recognises tourism operators who provide a unique or exceptional visitor experience. Adding value and vibrancy toward the Avon Valley tourism industry and showcasing our region. 

11 / Avon Valley's best staff member of the year

Do you know an exceptional staff member? They go above and beyond, nothing is ever too hard and they are always willing to help.  Great customer service and despite the challenges of the past two years, they still come to work with a smile.

This category is not eligible for the BEST AVON VALLEY BUSINESS OF THE YEAR award.

12 / Avon Valley's Business of the Year 

The most prestigous award of the night is won by one of the finalists from 10 of the above categories. This Business will hold this title until the next awards occurs in Avon Valley. 

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