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Entered the 2023 Wauchope and Hinterland Business Awards yet?

Updated: Jan 19

✦ If not, you still have time as entries don't close until the 17th of May. Wauchope Chamber of Commerce & Industry encourages all businesses, big or small, to enter the Awards.

There are many benefits to participating, including the opportunity to look back at how far your business has come and to celebrate your achievements.

Enter the business awards to celebrate your achievements \ Wauchope Chambers | Brilliant-Online
Enter the business awards to celebrate your achievements

The Awards are a celebration of local business and acknowledge the contributions of local operators. They bring opportunities for local business to recognise their achievements, build rapport with their team, review their business journey and consider their future plans.

"After a very successful campaign in 2022, the Awards are back to celebrate the amazing businesses in our region," said Lisa McPherson, Wauchope Chamber Executive Officer. "We are looking forward to seeing more great businesses recognised for their hard work and dedication at the 2023 Gala Dinner. This is the time of year to reflect and celebrate local business and how these businesses enhance our town and lifestyle."

Two Types of Awards

The Business Awards program will include two sections - the Local Excellence Awards and the NSW Business Chamber aligned Awards.

Through the Local Chamber Alliance between the Wauchope Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the NSW Business Chamber, the aligned Awards entries will feed into the NSW Business Chamber Mid North Coast Regional Awards, growing opportunities for local business to gain exposure and promotion to a wider audience. Winners at the regional Awards go through to the State Awards later in the year.

Brilliant-Online was 2022 Regional Finalist as Outstanding Start-Up | Brilliant Business Awards
Brilliant-Online was 2022 Regional Finalist as Outstanding Start-Up

Local Award Categories

1. Excellence in Accommodation and Hospitality 2. Excellence in Agriculture 3. Excellence in Creative Industries 4. Excellence in Health and Wellbeing 5. Excellence in Hair and Beauty 6. Excellence in Professional Services (20 employees or less) 7. Excellence in Professional Services (21 employees or more) 8. Excellence in Retail (10 employees or less) 9. Excellence in Retail (11 employees or more) 10. Excellence in Tourism 11. Excellence in Trades, Industry & Manufacturing

12. Excellence in Work Health and Safety


13. Outstanding Employee 14. Outstanding Young Business Leader 15. Outstanding Business Leader 16. Employer of Choice – Under 20 Employees 17. Employer of Choice – Over 20 Employees 18. Excellence in Innovation 19. Excellence in Sustainability 20. Outstanding Community Organisation 21. Outstanding Visitor Experience 22. Outstanding Start-up 23. Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion 24. Excellence in Micro Business 25. Excellence in Small Business 26. Excellence in Large Business 27. Business of the Year

Entries close on Wednesday 17th May, 2023 and voting will open on Friday 19th May, 2023. The Awards Gala Dinner will be held at the Wauchope RSL Club on Saturday 17th June, 2023 and is shaping up to be a great night with a few surprises lined up!

Want to sponsor an award?

You still have time to be a sponsor! Sponsorship packages for business champions looking to show their support for local business through the Awards program are available. Sponsorship benefits include a range of promotional opportunities through the marketing campaign and at the Gala Dinner event.

Brilliant-Online and TG's Child Care are proud sponsors of the 2023 Wauchope & Hinterland Business Awards as we believe in supporting our local business communities.

2023 Awards Sponsors include: Corporate Partner: SafeWork NSW. Business Partners: Brilliant Online, TG's Childcare, Optus, Bago Vineyards, Timbertown Pies, Billabong Zoo, Heart of the Hastings, TAFE NSW. Supporting Partners: Bennetts Steel, Wauchope Travel, and Wauchope RSL Club.

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Business Awards Contact:

Wauchope Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc

Lisa McPherson, 0422 210 824 Kate Baker, 0437 133 138 Gary Rainbow, President M: 0419 425 196


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