The Illawarra Business Awards is the region’s most prestigious and anticipated annual business awards event. In addition to recognising and honouring the most outstanding businesses in the region, the Awards provides an opportunity to celebrate the combined successes of the Illawarra Business community.

Wollongong City Council has announced a new category in the 2017 Illawarra Business Awards, which will recognise businesses in our City Centre.

The Wollongong City Centre Business Excellence Award is open to all businesses in the City Centre and joins the 16 other award categories on offer at the annual event. The new category will replace the previous City Centre Business and Retailer Awards. The move to integrate the previous City Centre Business and Retailers Awards into this annual regional event acknowledges the importance of awards in recognising business success and providing benefits back to business.

Twelve of the Seventeen award categories are aligned with the NSW State Awards, meaning the winners of these categories will be given the opportunity to compete at the State level and bring further recognition and exposure to their business and the region.

2017 IMB Bank Illawarra Business Award Categories – NSW Aligned Awards
Excellence in Innovation
Employer of Choice
Excellence in Social Enterprise
Excellence in Export
Excellence in Sustainability
Excellence in Small Business
Excellence in Business
Young Entrepreneur
Young Business Executive
Business Leader
Outstanding New Business
Local Chamber of Commerce

Illawarra Only Awards
Excellence in Tourism
Excellence in Retail & Hospitality
Excellence in Customer Service
Wollongong City Centre Business Excellence
Illawarra Business of the Year

For more information, read the links below or get in touch with the Wollongong City Centre team: