The Illawarra Business Chamber is proud to announce the finalists for the IMB Bank 2018 Illawarra Business Awards.

Illawarra Business Chamber Executive Director, Adam Zarth, said this year has seen a large number of entrants and a very high standard of submissions.
 
“This year we have seen a high calibre of applicants and would like to congratulate all entrants who put significant effort into their applications, which is a demonstration of the depth of talent and commitment in the Illawarra business community,” said Mr Zarth.
 
“We’ve had another year of significant development and diversification of our region’s business community, which is key to providing employment opportunities and is reflected in the breadth of applications we’ve received,”
 
“The finalists are a representative cross-section of Illawarra businesses, ranging significantly in scale. A wide range of industries are represented in our finalists, including tourism, retail, hospitality, financial services, health and aged care, legal, export and manufacturing.”
 
The IMB Bank Illawarra Business Awards are a celebration of excellence in business and recognise the achievements of business professionals across the region. Entries are assessed by a panel of independent judges and these judges have now decided upon a total of 68 finalists across the 17 award categories.
 
Winners will be announced at the gala Awards Ceremony on 19 October at WIN Entertainment Centre, with the theme for this year transporting guests to the streetscapes of Paris during "A Parisian Soiree" black tie gala event. Winners of 12 aligned categories will represent the Illawarra at the NSW Business Chamber State Awards later in the year.
 
“We’d like to congratulate all participants.  Special recognition and congratulations is extended to the 68 finalists assessed by the independent judging panel as demonstrating standout performance against assigned award criteria, as well as our Auditor of Judges, Warwick Shanks (KPMG), who oversaw the judging process” said Adam Zarth.
 
Don’t miss out on the biggest event on the Illawarra business calendar. Tickets are available here via Ticketmaster or at the WIN Entertainment Centre Box Office. Secure your tickets now for an unforgettable evening of fine French food, wine and entertainment as we celebrate outstanding business achievement in our region.

With thanks to our Principal Sponsor, IMB Bank


Media Contact: Chloe Leach 02 4223 0319
 
Congratulations to our 2018 IMB Bank Illawarra Business Awards Finalists:
 

Category

Finalists

Employer of Choice
Sponsored By
Andrew Webb Family & Business Accounting
Dapto Leagues Club
Hotondo Southcoast Pty Ltd
Itree
Novotel Wollongong Northbeach
   
Excellence in Business
Sponsored By
IOH Injury & Occupational Health
Nowra Farmers Market
Workways Australia
   
Excellence in Customer Service
Sponsored By
Aceit Sportswear Pty Ltd
Doreen Brown Consulting
Fibre Optics Design and Construct
IOH
IT&T
PhysioHealth and Sports Injury Clinic
Stellar Asia Pacific
Symbio Wildlife Park
   
Excellence in Export
Sponsored By
Aceit Sportswear
Internetrix
   
Excellence in Innovation
Sponsored By
Hyperbuild
Itree
Natalie Allan Consulting
Warrigal
   
Excellence in Retail & Hospitality
Sponsored By
The Square
Uncle Joes Brew
   
Excellence in Small Business
Sponsored By
Aceit Sportswear
Boab Services
Fibre Optics Design and Construct
FinoComp
Highlands GeoExchange
My Travel Expert
PhysioHealth and Sports Injury Clinic
   
Excellence in Social Enterprise
Sponsored By

Green Connect Illawarra
 
   
Excellence in Sustainability
Sponsored By
Cupitt
Dapto Leagues Club
Switched on Mechanical
Symbio Wildlife Park
   
Excellence in Tourism
Sponsored By
Cupitt
Destination Southern Highlands
Novotel Wollongong Northbeach
WIN Sports & Entertainment Centres
   
Excellence in Workplace Inclusion
Sponsored By
Greenacres Disability Services
Kimberlie & Co Cleaning
The Flagstaff Group
Uniting NSW
   
Outstanding Business Leader
Sponsored By
Diana Foye - Foye Legal
Kylie Moffitt - PhysioHealth and Sports Injury Clinic
Michael McKeogh - Fibre Optics Design and Construct
Terry Rayner - ANZ Mortgage Solutions South Coast & Southern Highlands
   
Outstanding Young Employee
Sponsored By
Andrew Jackson - Itree
Elise Gooda - Think Tank Business Services
Joseph Felice - Crooked River Wines & Uncle Joes Brew Gerringong
Madeline Cross - GPT Wollongong Central
Matt George - Jamberoo Action Park
   
Outstanding Young Entrepreneur
Sponsored By
Dale Berry - Peak Fitness Huskisson
Michael Collins - Strategic Development Group
Sarah Nolen - BirdBlack Design
   
Start Up Superstar
Sponsored By
Headlands Hotel
m2 kitchen
molenaar + mcneice
Property Risk Australia
Sonder Youth
   
Wollongong City Centre Business
Sponsored By
Accelo
Breakout Bar & Escape Rooms
IT&T
   
Local Chamber of Commerce
Sponsored By
Corrimal Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Kiama & District Business Chamber