Community & Business

30 April, 2024

Business awards open for nominations

A NEW model has been announced for this year’s Tablelands Business Excellence Awards, allowing businesses and organisations to nominate themselves and then for the community to nominate their favourites for the People’s Choice categories.

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The annual awards showcase the region’s outstanding businesses and not-for-profit organisations and are now open for nominations.

“This Queensland Small Business Month we want to celebrate the business community’s significant contribution to our region,” Mayor Rod Marti said.

“We have 2885 registered businesses in our region, and small business make up 97% of them.

“All of these businesses contribute to our strong economic growth, new investments and new jobs.

“This is your chance to nominate your business or organisation, and nominate a business, organisation or individual in the people’s choice categories.

“We are doing things a little differently this year – businesses and organisations can nominate themselves until 5pm on Monday 6 May, and then the community can nominate any business, organisation or individual in the people’s choice categories until 5pm on Friday 17 May.”

There are eight award categories: Champion Business; Community Contribution Excellence; Customer Service Excellence – Professional Services; Customer Service Excellence – Trade, Retail and Services; Employer of Choice; New and Emerging Business; Sustainability Environmental Contribution Excellence; and Technology and Innovation Impact.

People’s Choice categories include Business and Organisation and Customer Service Excellence Individual.

To nominate, go to 

“These events are a great opportunity to connect with other business owners and community leaders, make valuable connections, exchange ideas and explore collaboration opportunities,” Mayor Marti said.

The awards will be presented at the Tablelands Business Excellence Awards Gala Ceremony at 6.30pm on 25 May at the Atherton International Club.

Tickets are $100 per person for the awards ceremony, three-course meal and entertainment, and can be purchased at 

“We’re looking for category sponsors so contact us if you’d like to be involved,” Mayor Marti said.

There are also a range of Queensland Small Business Month events across the region including visits from Dominique Lamb, the Small Business Commissioner. Go to for more information.


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