2019 Kalamunda Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards

 

Now in its 13th year the 2019 Business Excellence Awards is the flagship event on the Kalamunda Chamber of Commerce's annual calendar.

The Awards recognise success, exceptional skills and innovation within the greater Kalamunda business community.

The Awards represent an opportunity for business to showcase their achievements and set goals for future business planning.

The Awards are a time to acknowledge, recognise and reward the outstanding businesses and business people within our community and to celebrate how we work together to elevate Kalamunda as an excellent place to do business.

This year we have a bumper 14 award categories for businesses to compete for, giving more businesses and individuals the opportunity to share their organisation's achievements.

The award categories are:

  • NEW BUSINESS OF THE YEAR (Less than two years old)
  • MICRO BUSINESS OF THE YEAR (1 – 4 employees)
  • SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR (5 – 20 employees)
  • MEDIUM/LARGE BUSINESS OF THE YEAR (more than 20 employees)
  • COMMUNITY SPIRIT AWARD
  • OUTSTANDING CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD
  • STAFF TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
  • ENVIRONMENTAL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
  • EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR (nominated by businesses)
  • KALAMUNDA FARMERS MARKET - BEST STALLHOLDER
  • PRESIDENT’S AWARD
  • TOURISM BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
  • BUSINESS WOMAN OF THE YEAR (nominated by the community and businesses)
  • YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR AWARD

Winners of six award categories, New, Small and Medium Businesses, Environmental and Tourism Businesses, and Business Woman of the Year, will benefit from the opportunity to enter the East Metropolitan Regional Council’s (EMRC) Business Exemplar Project. The Business Exemplar Project promotes exemplary businesses within the six EMRC member councils of Kalamunda, Mundaring, Swan, Bayswater, Bassendean and Belmont. Participants will receive assistance to raise their business profile though strategic marketing and promotion, giving wider opportunities for exposure and recognition in Perth metro, whilst increasing the value of local business support services.

 

Award winners are also honoured with a commemorative plaque to put on display, along with a digital logo for use on email and digital documentation. Award winners will also gain press coverage by local media partners Echo News, and promotion via the Kalamunda Chamber of Commerce social media channels and communications.

 

Entry to the awards scheme is open to all businesses that operate within the City of Kalamunda boundaries, including non-for-profit organisations. Businesses need to have been in operation for at least 12 months to be eligible. You do not need to be a member of the Kalamunda Chamber of Commerce to enter the awards. However, entry to the awards is free for Chamber of Commerce members.

For further information about these awards, please download the 2019 Information Pack available at the bottom of this page.


The Awards will be announced at the Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner at Chalet Rigi Restaurant on Saturday 23 November 2019.

Tickets to this event are strictly limited so BUY YOURS NOW ONLINE

The downloadable Information Pack (see below) will help you prepare your submission.

For more detailed assistance, the Kalamunda Chamber is hosting the ‘How to Write an Award-Winning Submission’ workshop presented by Mandy Skeates, Coordinator Tourism and Economic Development at the City of Kalamunda on Tuesday 24 September 2019 at the Kalamunda Hotel from 6:00 – 7.00 pm. Mandy has lots of experience of writing award-winning submission and will be available to provide additional hints and tips on writing a standout award submission.

If you can’t attend the workshop, we have created this online tutorial to assist you to prepare the best submission you possibly can.



Our panel of judges is selected from various business support organisations and are not local. They are unbiased professionals who volunteer their expertise to judge the submissions. We hope you dazzle them with your entries this year.

Winning an award can be incredibly beneficial to your business, which can be used to elevate your organisation and employees above your competitors. All winners receive a plaque and editorial coverage with our media partner Echo News. The Chamber will also promote your business via our varius channels. So what’s to lose?


KEY EVENT DATES


THURSDAY 15 AUGUST - THURSDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 2019

NOMINATION PERIOD

Nominate your own business or employees, or someone who you believe deserves the award, using the Intention to Enter form before 27 September 2019.

Forms are available to download at the bottom of this page.


THURSDAY 15 AUGUST -  FRIDAY 11 OCTOBER  

SUBMISSION PERIOD

Late submissions will not be accepted so please be sure to get your entry in with plenty of time to spare before 11 October 2019 at 5 pm. Supporting information is available for download at the bottom of this page.


TUESDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 2019

AWARD WRITING WORKSHOP

How to Write an Award-Winning Submission’ workshop will be presented by Mandy Skeates, Coordinator Tourism and Economic Development at the City of Kalamunda at the Kalamunda Hotel from 6:00 pm – 7.00 pm.


SATURDAY 12 OCTOBER - FRIDAY 15 NOVEMBER 2019

JUDGING PERIOD

Review of submissions by judges.


SATURDAY 23 NOVEMBER 2019

AWARD NIGHT AND GALA DINNER

Winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner to be held at Chalet Rigi Microbrewery, Piesse Brook from 6:30pm until late.

Tickets will be available to purchase from the Kalamunda Chamber website in the coming weeks so watch this space!

We look forward to receiving all your entries and good luck!!

Download the INFORMATION PACK HERE:

  • 2019 Business Excellence Awards Information Pack 2019 Business Excellence Awards Information Pack (1266 KB)
  • Download the INTENTION TO ENTER form HERE;

  • 2019 Business Excellence Awards Notification to Enter 2019 Business Excellence Awards Notification to Enter (470 KB)
  • For further enquires, please contact our manager Francesca Flynn on 0487 431 361 or at manager@kalamundachamber.com


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    (08) 9257 3508
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    +61 (0) 487 431 361
    manager@kalamundachamber.com

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