Entries are now open for the 2018 Wyndham Business Awards.

The Wyndham Business Awards is a comprehensive awards program elevating the core values of business excellence, sustainability and responsibility.

Held annually, the program is now in its 24th year and has grown to become one of the largest in the State and is proudly presented by Wyndham City Council.

Prestigious and coveted, the Awards program celebrates Wyndham City’s business entrepreneurs, innovators and hardworking operators. The Awards highlight achievements of leading Wyndham businesses across key industry sectors and provide a unique opportunity for businesses of all sizes and type to be recognised for their efforts, commitment and ultimately, success.

Key Dates

Entries Open: Wednesday 21 March

Entry Information Session 1: Thursday 12 April, 9:30am - 11am

Entry Information Session 2: Wednesday 9 May, 6pm - 7:30pm

Entries Close: 5pm Friday 8 June

People’s Choice Voting Closes: 5pm Friday 29 June

Finalists Event: Early July

Presentation Evening Tickets on Sale: Monday 2 July

Judging Site Visits: July 2-20

Presentation Evening: Friday 24 August

Awards Information Sessions

If you would like some further information about entering the awards, nominating someone for the individual awards or voting for your favourite Wyndham business in the People’s Choice Award, we invite you to come along to one (or both!) of our FREE information sessions.

During these sessions, we provide an overview of the awards and go through the entry form. You will also hear from a past winner who will share their experience with you and you’ll have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have before completing and submitting your entry.

These sessions are also a fantastic chance for you to network with local Wyndham Businesses.

Refreshments are provided at each session held at the Wyndham Civic Centre at 45 Princes Highway Werribee.

Register for the Awards Information Sessions

Enter the Wyndham Business Awards

Category Entries

Please note that categories are not final until entries close.

You can only be entered in ONE category. If you are unsure of which category you fit in please contact us on 8734 5416 to discuss or select two on the entry form, however the finalist judging panel will determine which of the two categories you are best suited to.

Eligibility:

To be eligible to enter the 2018 Wyndham Business Awards the business entrant must:

  • Be a registered business located within Wyndham
  • Be the holder of a registered ABN

The following are ineligible to enter:

  • Sponsors of the Wyndham Business Awards
  • Members of the Wyndham Business Awards judging panel
  • Councillors or Employees of Wyndham City

Logistics Awards

The Logistics category is open to any Wyndham business involved in transport, distribution, warehousing or storage.

(Includes all businesses classified as Division F or I of the Australian & New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification)

Manufacture Awards

The Manufacture category is open to any Wyndham business involved in any manufacturing process including recycling and food processing.

(Includes all businesses classified as Division C of the Australian & New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification)

Personal & Other Services Awards

The Personal & Other Services category is open to any Wyndham business offering personal services to consumers including those relating to health, wellbeing, lifestyle and personal care.

These include:

  • Personal trainers and gyms
  • Massage
  • Pet minding & training facilities
  • Pet Grooming
  • Hairdressing, makeup and beauty services
  • Real Estate Agents

(Includes all businesses classified as Division J, L, N, O or S of the Australian & New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification)

Professional Services Award

The Professional Services category is open to any Wyndham business that offers professional services to business and or consumers including those relating to finance, insurance, information technology, administration, business services and training.

These include:

  • Lawyers
  • Accountants and Business Advisors
  • Insurance brokers
  • Training & Education organisations
  • Veterinarians
  • Doctors and specialists including dentists & physios

(Includes all businesses classified as Division K, M, P or Q of the Australian & New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification)

Retail Award

The Retail category is open to any Wyndham business that sells commodities directly to the consumer.

(Includes all businesses classified as Division G of the Australian & New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification)

Arts, Experiences and Hospitality Award

The Arts, Experiences and Hospitality category is open to any Wyndham business providing an experience, involved with the Arts or within the hospitality industry.

These include:

  • Cafes and restaurants
  • Tourism attractions and experiences
  • Hotels and B&B’s
  • Dance and drama schools
  • Theatre companies

(Includes all businesses classified as Division H or R of the Australian & New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification)

Trade and Construction Award

The Trade and Construction category is open to any Wyndham business that offers trade or other services to industry or consumers.

These include:

  • Carpenters, Electricians, Plumbers
  • Plant and Equipment Hire
  • Industrial cleaning
  • Building & Construction

(Includes all businesses classified as Division E of the Australian & New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification)

New & Emerging Award

The New & Emerging category is open to any Wyndham business irrespective of size or sector that commenced trading after 30 June 2015.

(Includes all businesses of any classification under the Australian & New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification)

Home-Based Business Award

The Home-Based Business category is open to any registered Wyndham business whose primary office is in the business owner’s home.

(Includes all businesses of any classification under the Australian & New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification)

To enter a category award, please download the entry form, complete and email with any supporting documentation to businessawards@wyndham.vic.gov.au

Nominate Someone For The Individual Awards

Eligibility:

To be eligible to enter the 2018 Wyndham Business Awards the business entrant must:

  • Be a registered business located within Wyndham
  • Be the holder of a registered ABN

The following are ineligible to enter:

  • Sponsors of the Wyndham Business Awards
  • Members of the Wyndham Business Awards judging panel
  • Councillors or Employees of Wyndham City

Business Person of the Year

The Business Person of the Year category is open to any person aged 36 years or older, on January 1 2018, who has worked in the Wyndham Business Community for a minimum of 5 years.

To nominate someone for the Business Person of the Year award, please download the nomination form, complete and email with any supporting documentation to businessawards@wyndham.vic.gov.au

Young Business Person of the Year

The Young Business Person of the Year category is open to any person 18 years to 35 years of age on 1 January 2018 who has worked in the Wyndham business community for a minimum of 2 years.

To nominate someone for the Young Business Person of the Year award, please download the nomination form, complete and email with any supporting documentation to businessawards@wyndham.vic.gov.au

Excellence Awards Information 

Mayoral Award

The Mayoral Award is chosen by the Mayor of the City of Wyndham, all entries submitted are eligible for this award regardless of whether they make finalist status or not.

Business Of The Year

Business of the Year is determined by the entire judging panel from the category winners.

People’s Choice Award

The People’s Choice Award is a chance for Wyndham residents to get involved and show just how much their local businesses mean to them!

Love your local coffee shop, hairdresser or did you receive fantastic service from a local clothing store? Why not show them how great they are by voting for them in the Wyndham Business Awards People’s choice award.

A few important notes:

  1. The Business you are voting for MUST be a registered Wyndham based business 
  2. Voting is limited to ONE vote per person

VOTE

Wyndham Business Awards Sponsors

Further Information

Amy Gilbert - Economic Growth Projects

businessawards@wyndham.vic.gov.au

8734 5416

45 Princes Highway, Werribee 3030

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