About the Tweed Business Awards

The Tweed Chamber of Commerce & Industry proudly presents the 2023 Tweed Business Awards to recognise and celebrate the excellence, achievements and success of our local businesses and individuals.

Top 10 reasons to enter the Tweed Business Awards

When deciding whether to enter the Tweed Business Awards – or any other business awards program, it’s natural to question if the effort is worth the reward.

Consider the following positive outcomes that come with entering the Tweed Business Awards:

1. Tweed Business Awards are Local

The Tweed Business Awards are your local awards celebrating the achievements of successful businesses operating in the Tweed Shire. Our aim is to publicly recognise and reward excellence, honouring those who are truly committed to their business, their employees and their customers – as well as the Tweed community. The purpose of the Tweed Business Awards is to give a huge shout-out to our local business heroes!

2. An opportunity reflect on your successes

By entering an awards program such as the Tweed Business Awards, you and your team have the chance to undertake an internal analysis of your business planning, development, growth, the challenges you’ve overcome, and the positive influence you’ve had within your business and the wider community.

3. Benchmark your business
The Tweed Business Awards provide a benchmark for best practice and are a powerful way to assess your business against other leading local companies. Should you win at the local level, your business will move up to the Regional, and possibly State level, where you can further benchmark against other industry leaders.

4. Confirm your status as a business leader

Being shortlisted as a finalist or winning a business award underpins your reputation for delivering outstanding products and services, and for being an exceptional organisation and encourage continual raising of standards.

5. Acknowledge your team

Business awards are the ideal opportunity to be rewarded for all your and your team’s hard work. Take the opportunity to acknowledge the incredible effort everyone has put in by entering one or more categories. Celebrating successes can energise staff and be a powerful motivator, encouraging your team to strive for even greater accomplishments in the future.

6. The ideal recruitment tool
The status of being a finalist or the winner of the Tweed Business Awards can help your business stand out from other recruitment opportunities and assist you to secure top-notch potential team members.
7. Document your success

Your carefully completed awards submission not only grants you a chance to shine, but also serves as an invaluable resource for marketing materials, tender applications, grant proposals and other business award submissions.

This documentation adds value to your business and enhances your succession planning when it comes time to sell or exit your business. 

8. Promote your business

Entering the Tweed Business Awards offers exceptional opportunities to promote your business and gain brand recognition. As a finalist or winner of these awards, you will be provided with promotional materials to share your accomplishment on social media channels and other outlets. All finalists and winners receive maximum exposure when it comes time to announce their success.

9. Network with the best in local business

The awards promote an annual platform of celebration for the local business community, creating networking opportunities for operators, staff, supporters and awards sponsors. The Tweed Business Awards offers an incredible opportunity for you to make valuable contacts that could potentially help grow your business and have a positive impact on the whole community. Don’t pass up the chance to form a connection with other successful companies and professionals like you in the Tweed region.

10. Celebrate at our Gala Awards Presentation Event

The Gala Awards Presentation will be attended by 500 local businesspeople. We invite you and your team to join us in celebrating Tweed business at this exciting event. 

This is the ideal occasion to acknowledge the hard work of your entire team, while making valuable connections in the local business community. So come along, enjoy the evening and connect with like-minded Tweed businesses on 16 August 2024 (Save the date now).

Tweed Business Awards Judging

The objective of the Tweed Business Awards Judging Panel is to evaluate each entry fairly and independently against judging criteria. Judging will be carried out by local professionals with a wide range of knowledge and expertise in business.