With nominations now closed, the Heritage Bank Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards has been working overtime fielding well in excess of 600 nominations.


“This is where the rubber hits the road,” Chamber President Andrew Wielandt said. “Nominated businesses will be notified in the coming days and then they need to take the leap and start the application process. There are now eleven award categories on offer with six of these allowing businesses the opportunity to win divisional prizes,” said Mr Wielandt.

The Award categories for 2014 are:

  • Tourism & Hospitality,
  • Manufacturing & Industry,
  • Retail & Wholesale,
  • Community,
  • Professional & Business,
  • Innovation,
  • Business Professional,
  • Best New Business and
  • Best Regional Business

“All of these great categories result in the ‘Big One’ – Business of the Year,” Mr Wielandt said. The question I am asked every year is, ‘Why should I apply?’ Well the answer to that is really simple. As an applicant in the Excellence Awards you are provided with the opportunity to really review the way in which your business works. Highlight the areas in which you excel, where you innovate and where you really drive your business to perform and succeed. It just makes good business sense.”


All businesses that apply to the awards, finalists and winners receive limited edition logos to use freely in marketing and promotion. Event sponsor Highlife Downs Living Magazine will give one lucky applicant a 500-word, two-page story with images in the next available edition of Highlife Downs Living Magazine (valued at $3,300). The story also will appear in the online magazine – www.highlifemagazine.net

A free information session will be held on Monday 28 July at the Burke & Wills. Nominees are encourage to attend and can  register by telephone 4638 0400 or by email  info@toowoombachamber.com.au.  To find out more about the awards visit www.toowoombachamber.com.au.  Applications close Friday 29 August, 2014.

via Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce