This category recognises businesses that are from across all food and fibre sectors that have demonstrated innovation and business practices that maximise productivity and profitability in these industries. Includes but not limited to crop and livestock production (farming and contract farming), agrichemical and rural supplies, livestock agencies, agronomic and large animal veterinarian services, distribution, machinery, processing and commodity marketing.
COMMUNITY EXCELLENCE AWARD
This category recognises not-for-profit, clubs and associations including but not limited to sporting, community and industry organisations. Registered as not for profits both government funded and non-government funded.
CONSTRUCTION & TRADES EXCELLENCE AWARD
This category recognises businesses that are focused on the construction, demolition, renovation, maintenance or repair of building and infrastructure. Includes but is not limited to building, construction, electrical, mechanical, landscaping, lawn care, plumbing, suppliers and contractors, and engineering
EDUCATION EXCELLENCE AWARD
This category recognises the businesses that encompass inspirational teachers, principals, business managers and education support staff who improve schools and support children and young people to develop the skills and learning outcomes they need to succeed in life. Includes but is not limited to daycare, primary school, secondary school, kindergarten
EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING EXCELLENCE AWARD
This award recognises excellence in businesses and organisations that provide employment opportunities and training to their customers or members with a view of sustainable employment or development. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to delivering employment and training that have a meaningful impact on the lives and/or work of their clients. Includes but not limited to employment agencies, registered training organisation, government funded programs.
HAIR & BEAUTY EXCELLENCE AWARD
This category recognises businesses that offer hair and beauty services. Demonstrating excellence in customer care, retail sales, interpersonal skills, business acumen, marketing and innovation. Includes but not limited to hair salons, mobile hairdressers, barbershop, make up artist, nail technician, skincare, cosmetic dentistry.
HEALTH & LIFESTYLE EXCELLENCE AWARD
This category recognises businesses that encompass all activities which promote physical and mental wellbeing, from yoga to healthy eating, personal care, beauty, nutrition and weightloss, meditation, workplace wellness and wellness tourism. Includes but is not limited to personal trainers, gyms, outdoor fitness, healthcare providers, wellbeing providers, fitness coach mentoring and other related businesses.
HOME BASED | E-COMMERCE | MICRO BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARD
This category recognises our smallest operators that are home based or online. Includes but not limited to Business Owners whose principle address is their home or e-commerce or a combination of both across a variety of industries.
HOSPITALITY EXCELLENCE AWARD
This category recognises businesses that offer people a way of spending their leisure time as well as an opportunity to socialise and enjoy an experience. Includes but is not limited to restaurants, catering services, hotels and motels or stand-alone restaurants, event caterers, event planners, event suppliers, pubs and cafes.
MANUFACTURING & INNOVATION EXCELLENCE AWARD
This category recognises businesses that are adaptive, dynamic and produce well-crafted and artisan products. Includes but is not limited to food and beverages, textiles, 3D printing, cosmetics, building, equipment and machinery.
PROFESSIONAL & BUSINESS SERVICES EXCELLENCE AWARD
This category recognises businesses that provide diverse, specialised services. Includes but is not limited to legal, accounting and finance, financial planning, mortgage and insurance brokers, real estate, business broking, creative industries, information technology, veterinary, administrative and human resources.
RETAIL EXCELLENCE AWARD
This category recognises businesses that create unparalleled consumer experience and deliver the highest quality customer service. Includes but is not limited to general apparel, sporting and outdoor goods, jewelry and accessories, hairdressing, food and beverage, cafes and coffee shops, restaurants, catering and food outlets, hobby and craft, home improvement and hardware.
TOURISM EXCELLENCE AWARD
This category recognises businesses that promote the profile, awareness and appeal of Dalby as a destination; enhances the visitor experience as well as creating economic impact; increased visitation and community involvement. Includes but is not limited to accommodation providers, food service providers, events & tour operators
OVER ARCHING AWARDS
SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR NEW BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
YOUNG BUSINESS OWNER OF THE YEAR ENCOURGEMENT AWARD
EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR*
BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
These categories will be will be selected by the independent judging panel from the winners of the Industry awards. (Employee of the year excluded, this will be chosen from ALL submitted applications)