2023 Rockhampton & Capricorn Coast | Best in Business Awards

Proudly Presented By:

Best in Business Awards Partners

Best New Business

Best Apprentice or Trainee

Best Employee

Best Manager/Owner

Best Community Enterprise

Best Sustainable Business

Best Small Business

Best Medium to Large Business

Entertainment Sponsor

The region’s premier awards event highlights the achievements and capability of our businesses and their people.

Promoting our dynamic and robust local businesses and people, the 2023 Best in Business Awards will bring together our industry leaders to celebrate and acknowledge excellence and exceptional achievements.

With nine categories spanning from micro businesses through to large enterprises, the Awards acknowledges all businesses across a range of industries. The Awards night also features individual employee awards and new award categories this year include: Best Sustainable Business, Best Owner/Manager and Best Local Buy.

In 2022 over 250 business and industry owners, managers and employees joined us for a night to celebrate our local businesses that continue to thrive, and the people who make our destination unique.

Award Nominations

We welcome nominations from eligible regional businesses in one or more of the categories outlined below. Please note that in order to nominate, your business needed to be registered within the Local Government Areas of Rockhampton Regional Council or Livingstone Shire Council.

As leaders in regional business and industry engagement, Capricorn Enterprise and Capricornia Chamber of Commerce developed the awards process as an apolitical, business-focussed event, independently judged by a panel of six industry experts.

Nominations for business and employee closed 11th October 2023.

Best New BusinessAnyThis award recognises the best new business that commenced operation in the past financial year (July 2022 – June 2023).
Best Small Business1 to 10 employeesThis award recognises a small business demonstrating outstanding achievements in business planning, marketing and delivery of products and/or services. Examples include sole traders, micro businesses, trades and professional services.
Best Community EnterpriseAnyThis award recognises an organisation whose mission seeks to benefit our region and is driven by a public or community cause. Income is mostly derived through their day-to-day trading with at least 50% of profits dedicated/invested to their cause.
Best Large & Medium Business11+ EmployeesThis award recognises a medium or large business demonstrating outstanding achievements in business planning, marketing and delivery of products and/or services.
Best Sustainable BusinessAnyThis award recognises a business or organisation that demonstrates superior sustainability outcomes in their business operations.
Best Employee as nominated by an EmployerAnyThis award recognises an individual employee who has demonstrated a high level of understanding and delivery of the employing business’s values and business direction.
Best Apprentice or Trainee as nominated by an EmployerAnyThis award recognises an apprentice or trainee employee who has demonstrated a high level of understanding and delivery of the employing business’s values and business direction commensurate with their role and time in the business.
Best Business Manager or OwnerAny This award recognises a business manager or owner who has demonstrated superior management and leadership skills that have contributed to the success of the business.
People’s ChoiceAnyAn open award given to the business with the greatest number of votes from the general public.

Date: Saturday 2nd December 2023

Dress Code: Formal

Keppel Bay Marina, Waterline Way, Rosslyn Bay

Per Person: $160.00
Table of 10: $1450.00

Event Contact
Carmel Humphries
Phone: 07 4927 2055
Email: bestinbusiness@capricornenterprise.com.au

Cancellation Policy

Award Sponsorship

It gives us great pleasure to invite businesses to join us in becoming a sponsor of the region’s premier business awards event. With a range of opportunities to place your business brand in front of a diversity of attendees, this event provides an immense return for your investment.

As outlined in our prospectus, we offer flexible sponsorship opportunities to suit your needs.

Sponsorship BenefitsPlatinum PartnerAward Partner
Before the Awards
Acknowledgement and organisation logo on the forum website☑ ☑
Organisation logo on all event marketing ☑
Organisation profile (300 words) included on forum website ☑
During the Awards
On stage co-branding display for all Award presentations ☑
Featured opportunity for prominent product display and branding ☑
Organisation name, logo and profile in the Awards program ☑
Introductory 3 minute speaking opportunity at forum opening ☑
Opportunity to present a Best in Business award category ☑
Complimentary attendee passes ☑
Table (4)
Two (2)
After the Forum
Photos of the event displayed on the Capricorn Enterprise website ☑ ☑
Sponsor acknowledgement in the forum 2020 post event report☑

We work with our sponsors to come up with tailored solutions to connect you with our audience, such as special products or anything else you think would be suitable. Please contact us to discuss your needs.

The Awards Night

Join us on Saturday 2nd December, under the stars at Keppel Bay Marina for a Gala night of celebration and entertainment.

The awards night will feature canapes, main meal and dessert with beverage package included, and entertainment by local musicians, Kate Mahood and rockers MATH (Maddi and the Hoopers).

Dress Code: Formal. Pre-dinner drinks from 6pm.

Please be seated by 6:45pm for a fabulous evening celebrating our local businesses.