Hunter Region Business Excellence Awards opens submissions to celebrate business success

Hunter Region Business Excellence Awards opens submissions to celebrate business success

The Hunter Region Business Excellence Awards (HRBEA) is returning again in 2024 for the 29th time, serving as a platform to honour outstanding achievements within the local business community. 

The HRBEA invites businesses of all sizes and industries to participate and gain recognition for their exceptional contributions. 

Through these awards, businesses not only celebrate their successes but also establish themselves as leaders within the Hunter Region’s business landscape.

Submissions for the HRBEA are now open, and will close 7 April, 2024. 

The Digital Business Advisor of HRBEA, Brad Sangster emphasised that businesses frequently operate discreetly, deeply engrossed in fulfilling client demands. 

This initiative provides an invaluable opportunity to pause, reflect, and acknowledge the accomplishments underpinning business success.

“The HRBEA is a cornerstone event celebrating the incredible talent and dedication of the Hunter Region’s business community. We know there are so many businesses doing incredible things, and we want to showcase that,” Brad said.

“Supporting local business has been of key importance to the HRBEA team for 29 years. Post COVID-19, we are seeing even more people understand this too. We are encouraging businesses of all sizes to submit and put their best foot forward. You’ve got to be in it, to win it.”

Year after year, businesses have attested to the profound impact of these awards on their growth and recognition.

Reflecting on his success, Founder of UAINE Candles and recipient of the Business of the Year Award in 2023,  Andrew Mason expressed that the HBREA win and impact was above and beyond what he ever could have imagined for his business. 

“This Award was more than just a ‘pat on the back’. It has proven to be a significant boost to our credibility in increasingly important circles of influence,” Andrew recalled.

Similarly, Founder of Balanced Beans Bookkeeping and Accountancy Practice and winner of the Business Woman of the Year award in 2023, Brodie White highlighted that the award recognition gave their business further credibility and acknowledgment in the community. 

“The awards acknowledged our hard work and dedication to our clients and our industry which we are most proud of,” Brodie said.

Founder of Heart HR and winner of the New Start Business award in 2023, Matt Taylor emphasised the opportunities that presented themselves after was a huge benefit to his business. 

“This Award has provided a boost for our business by providing recognition of our services while also providing a great opportunity to network and connect with like-minded businesses from across the region.”

There are a range of categories to enter, which includes: 

  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Online Business
  • Personal Services
  • Professional Services
  • Health Services
  • Trades & Industry
  • Financial & Real Estate Services
  • Not-For-Profit Businesses
  • Home Based Business
  • General Business
  • Access & Inclusion
  • New Start Business 
  • Customer Service

The celebrations will unfold on Friday 24 May at Bean Ean in Pokolbin, where the HRBEA will host their Gala Dinner and unveil the winners. 

As media partners of the HRBEA, stay tuned for further details regarding finalists and winner announcements. 

IMAGE | Previous winner of Hunter Region Business Excellence Awards.

Hunter Region Business Hub

The Hunter Region Business Hub, located in Kurri Kurri, New South Wales is one of over 30 community-based Business Enterprise Centres (BEC) operating Australia wide. The Hub supports new and existing micro, small and medium businesses with practical assistance including digital, business planning, marketing, budgeting and cash flow.

Created as a result of an initiative from local businesses in conjunction with Cessnock and Maitland City Council to drive economic development. The Hub services Maitland, Cessnock, Dungog, Singleton, Muswellbrook and Upper Hunter Local Government Areas.

All support is independent, confidential and affordable. The Hub can assist with the establishment of new small business enterprises, as well as existing small to medium enterprises who are experiencing issues, want to grow, or just want to be better. Businesses can also take advantage of our business workshops and information seminars.

The Hub houses 32 units in office, commercial and light industrial premises, offering economical, easy-leasing arrangements.

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