2021 Rockhampton & Capricorn Coast | Best in Business Awards

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Our Awards Partners

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

Promoting our dynamic and robust local businesses and people, the Awards brought together our industry leaders to celebrate and acknowledge excellence and exceptional achievements.

With eight categories spanning from micro businesses through to large enterprises, the Awards acknowledged all sized businesses, across a range of industries. The Awards night also featured individual employee awards and acknowledged our leading tourism organisations and those organisations with significant business longevity.

Over 200 business and industry owners, managers and employees joined us for the night to celebrate our local, resilient businesses that continue to thrive and survive, and the people who make our destination unique.

Award Nominations

We welcomed 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 industry experts.

The closing date for business and employee nominations was 29th October, 2021, and the closing date for voting for the People’s Choice Award was 20th November 2021.

Best New BusinessAnyThis award recognises the best new business that commenced operation in the past financial year (July 2020 – June 2021).
Best Small to Medium BusinessUp to 20 employeesBusiness 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 Medium to Large Business 21+ employeesBusiness demonstrating outstanding achievements in business planning, marketing and delivery of products and/or 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 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 Response to the COVID-19 Business EnvironmentAny This judges’ award will recognise a business which has demonstrated success in implementing innovative products or processes in order to adapt to the challenges of the COVID-19 business environment. Entrants who incorporate a response to COVID within other categories will be judged for this award.
People’s ChoiceAnyAn open award given to the business with the greatest number of votes from the general public.

In addition to the competitive awards, the Best in Business Awards also recognised the following organisations:

  • Best of Queensland 100: Awarded to businesses providing tourism products who have been assessed by Tourism & Events Queensland to score 100 points against a set of independent and weighted criteria.
  • Platinum Award in Business 20 Years: Awarded to businesses that have been in continuous operation within the region for over 20 years.

Award Sponsorship

It gave 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 provided immense return for your investment.

As outlined in our prospectus, we offered 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 (8)
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’re keen to 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 the 27th of November at Korte’s Resort Conference Centre for a Gala night of celebration and entertainment.

The awards night will feature a three-course dinner with drinks, Master of Ceremonies Alexandra Cullen and entertainment by the Rhonda Janes Band.

Date: Saturday 27th November 2021

Dress Code: Formal

Korte’s Resort
984 Yaamba Road
Queensland 4701

Per Person: $140.00
Table of 8: $1060.00

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

Sponsorship Prospectus
Cancellation Policy