Category 1: Customer Service Award

This is your opportunity to shine in the area of Customer Service. Nomination forms should be handed out to your customers or employees who may nominate you.

The Customer Service awards are represented in three areas:

  • Shepparton Club Inc – Retail/Hospitality Services
  • Are-able – Professional Services
  • Greater Shepparton Business Network – Trade Services

Category 2: Business of the Year Award

Business owners, clients and customers can nominate your business for the relevant Business of the Year Award category below.

The Business of the Year Awards are represented in three areas:

  • Professional Service of the Year,
  • Trade Service of the Year,
  • Retailer of the Year.

Sponsored by: Harvey Norman Shepparton

Category 3: Visitor Experience of the Year Award

Visitor Experience of the Year is designed to encompass the local tourism and visitor industry and enables any business providing an exceptional ‘visitor experience’ to nominate including, but not limited to, hospitality, accommodation, tour operator, and attractions.The awards are a great opportunity for local business to obtain recognition for excellence in supporting the visitor economy in our region.

Sponsored by: Shepparton & Goulburn Valley

Category 4 – Best New Business of the Year Award (Under 2 Years Of Operation)

The Best New Business Award is presented to a new business who has been in operation for less than 2 years. This award recognises operators new to business who have demonstrated good business practices in starting, setting up and growing their business for success.

Sponsored by: Greater Shepparton Business Centre

Category 5 – Best Marketing/ Advertising Campaign Award

The Best Marketing/Advertising Campaign Award encourages creative and demonstrably effective marketing.

This award recognises business achievements in reaching rural and regional consumers with a mix of modern and traditional marketing techniques.

Sponsored by: LiSTNR, WIN TV & The Adviser

Category 6 – Entrepreneur of the Year Award (Operating for a minimum of 1 Year)

This award recognises an individual or small group who have demonstrated excellence in enterprise, vision and entrepreneurial spirit, either in setting up a successful new small business or successfully developing an existing small business or social enterprise.

Sponsored by: Shepparton BMW

Category 7 – Apprentice/Trainee of the Year Award

You can nominate an apprentice/trainee from your business that has shown excellent progress in their training, approach to the job and performance. This award recognises the individual’s overall performance.

Sponsored by: GMCU

Category 8 – GV Healthy Workplace

This award recognises where employers and employees, together with a supportive workplace environment, work in partnership to create and sustain good health.

Sponsored by: Greater Shepparton Business Network (GSBN)

Category 9 – Young Professional of the Year Award

This award recognises an individual who has demonstrated excellence in enterprise, vision, innovation and community engagement.

Sponsored by: La Trobe University

Category 10 – Innovator of the Year Award

Businesses grow and succeed in today’s corporate climate for many different reasons spanning products, services, or other factors such as strong brand loyalty or captivating ad campaigns. Innovative companies use their agility to their advantage, they innovate, pivot & succeed and we would like to recognise those that have introduced new processes, services or products to affect positive change.

Sponsored by: OPTUS

Category 11 – Environmental/Sustainable Business of the Year Award

To recognise a business that is adapting to a changing climate and a low carbon economy. Customers are recognising the footprint of a business and carbon emissions as being important with businesses they are interacting with.
Directors and managers need to take into account the carbon intensity to illustrate this to stakeholders and customers to ensure their patronage.
Sponsored by: Greater Shepparton City Council, Environment Department

Category 12 – Hall of Fame Award

A business will be selected by the Greater Shepparton Business Network in recognition of outstanding Customer Service and Business Excellence as a Chamber member, since joining and being a continuous member over a period of years.

The winner will receive a perpetual trophy and framed Hall of Fame certificate.

Brought to you by: Greater Shepparton Business Network (GSBN)