New-look COVID-safe Illawarra Business Awards ceremony planned for October 16

Looking back: Dapto Leagues Club's David Hiscox accepting the Outstanding Business Leader Award from sponsor Access Law Group in 2019. Picture: Greg Ellis.
Looking back: Dapto Leagues Club's David Hiscox accepting the Outstanding Business Leader Award from sponsor Access Law Group in 2019. Picture: Greg Ellis.

The IMB Bank Illawarra Business Awards will proceed on October 16 but with a new format.

The Illawarra Business Chamber is eager to make it a celebration of business excellence in what has been a challenging year.

Executive director Adam Zarth said the ceremony will be themed 'celebrating under the stars' and will capture the essence of the Illawarra's resilient business community.

He said due to a government-imposed cap on 'corporate events' at 150 attendees it will be an afternoon event this year with two representatives from each finalist in attendance along with a limited number of sponsors, judges and special guests.

Mr Zarth said the ceremony will be live streamed by WIN Television to ensure the entire community can witness the presentation as it happens.

"With just over a month left to go, we are excited to announce that the Awards will be proceeding as a live event. I'm sure everyone will appreciate that to ensure the safety of the community we must limit attendance and adhere to COVID-safe requirements throughout the ceremony," he said.

"However it is vital that we celebrate the Illawarra business community's excellence and resilience this year more than ever."

The 2020 IMB Bank Illawarra Business Award finalists:

Resilience in Business

  • Few & Far
  • Health Staffing
  • IOH Injury & Occupational Health
  • Mercer Administration Services Wollongong
  • MMJ Wollongong
  • Nowchem
  • Steamers Bar & Grill

Resilience in Small Business

  • Argyle Professionals
  • Dignam Real Estate
  • His Boy Elroy
  • Hotondo Southcoast
  • J&T Dale Plumbing
  • Jervis Bay Meat Co
  • Ritchie Group
  • Souter Built

Resilience in Micro Business

  • Brew Accounting
  • Dr Olga Lavalle & Associates
  • Mt Hay Retreat
  • PROPPR Products
  • Sea Change Physio
  • Shellharbour Marina Real Estate
  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding Shellharbour

2020 Inspiring Business Leader

  • Adam McMahon - Dignam Real Estate
  • Chris Kubara - T C Air & Electric
  • Katie Davies - Itree
  • Lachlan Stevens - His Boy Elroy
  • Louise Lugg - Goddess Health & Wellness Day Spa
  • Michele Adair - Housing Trust
  • Paula Dunn - No Limits Consulting
  • Rebecca Dunning - Stand Up Paddle Boarding Shellharbour
  • Ross Thompson - Health Staffing

2020 Inspiring Employee

  • Marg Wearing - Housing Trust
  • Matt Clowry - Steelers Club Wollongong
  • Novica Blazeski - Home Instead Senior Care Wollongong
  • Sophie McIlquham - The Consortium Lounge

Excellence in Innovation & Adaptability

  • Business Valuations Online
  • Ericom
  • FinoComp
  • His Boy Elroy
  • Itree
  • Poseidon Equine
  • Sea Change Physio
  • Shellharbour Village Pharmacy

Excellence in Workplace Culture

  • FinoComp
  • Green Connect Illawarra
  • Housing Trust
  • Itree
  • Mercer Administration Services Wollongong
  • MMJ Wollongong

Excellence in Sustainability

  • Burnetts On Barney
  • Planet Child Care Centre
  • Souter Built
  • Tiny Tins

Excellence in Customer Service Argyle Professionals

  • Black Duck Ceramics Studio
  • Easy Agile
  • Ericom
  • Mt Hay Retreat
  • Nowchem
  • PepperGreen Estate
  • Poseidon Equine
  • South Coast Brides

Excellence in Import & Export

  • Detect-Ed Australia
  • Easy Agile
  • FinoComp
  • Itree
  • PROPPR Products

Excellence in Digital Service Delivery

  • Biz Sites
  • Business Valuations Online
  • His Boy Elroy
  • Molenaar + Mcniece
  • Steel City Strings

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