RISE Business Awards

Business Reimagined

The inaugural 2020 RISE Business Awards celebrates Western Australian businesses. Open to all private or public organisations - large and small, old and new, the awards provide an opportunity for local companies to showcase their recent achievements.

This year businesses’ have faced the exceptional challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic. Government lockdowns and travel bans have taken their toll on earnings, employee safety and business operations. In a rapidly changing landscape, business has had to respond with agility and courage to ensure continuity and liquidity.

Uncertain times breeds
Resilience
Innovation
Spirit
Entrepreneurship

The RISE Business Awards will recognise and reward those that have risen to the challenges in these unprecedented times.

Key Dates

Monday, August 10
ENTRIES OPEN
Friday, September 25
Entries close
Friday, October 30
Judging complete
Wednesday, December 2
AWARDS COCKTAIL EVENING
Winners announced
Thursday, December 3
Business News online coverage
Monday, December 14
Business News print coverage

Award Categories

  • Recognising businesses that have had less than three completed financial years of trading.

    In addition to the standard criteria the judges are looking for:

    • Scalability of business.
    • Evidence of a positive or disruptive impact on an established industry using technology.
  • Recognising business with 10 or fewer staff that have been trading for at least the last three financial years.

    This award celebrates small teams of exceptional quality who are punching above their weight.

    In addition to the standard criteria the judges are looking for:

    • Evidence of the benefits of a small workforce.
  • Recognising businesses that have between 10 and 50 full time equivalent staff and have been trading for at least the last three financial years.

  • Recognising businesses with more than 50 but less than 100 full time equivalent staff and have been trading for at least the last three financial years.

  • Recognising businesses with more than 100 full time equivalent staff and have been trading for at least the last three financial years.

  • Recognising businesses that are run as not for profit and/or have official charity status and have been trading for at least the last three financial years.

  • Recognising businesses who prioritise and invest in their team and use this as a tool for organisational growth and have been trading for at least the last three financial years.

    In addition to the standard criteria the judges are looking for:

    • Excellence in people management, staff remuneration and workforce motivation.
    • Recruitment and retention strategies.
  • Winners of each category will be pooled and judged with an overall winner named the 2020 Western Australian Business of the Year.

The rewards of recognition

The RISE Business Awards presents significant opportunity and benefit for your business. Find out more…

Judges

The judging panel for the 2020 RISE Business Awards includes 16 of Western Australia’s business leaders. Our judges have relevant expertise to the Award Categories and will consider entries against the Entry Criteria.

For further information about the judges, please click on their name to view their Data & Insights profile.

Andrew Williams, General Manager Industrial Lands Authority, Development WA
Andrew Stephenson, Regional Manager, Bankwest
Bernard Chia, Managing Director, Alyka
Charlie Gunningham, Founder & Principal, Damburst
Chandra Sundareswaran, General Manager, Spacecubed
Davide Bosio, State Manager WA, Shaw and Partners
Fiona Kalaf, CEO Employable Me, APM
Luke O’Sullivan, Managing Director, Initiative
Mark Pownall, Director of Strategy & Innovation, Business News
Nicola Bedwood, Manager Corporate Engagement and Philanthropy, Brightwater
Nigel Court, Director, Churchill Consulting
Scott Glendinning, Director, Capture Branding
Sean Cowan, Managing Editor, Business News
Stephanie Unwin, CEO, Horizon Power
Tanya Trevisan, General Manager, Development, Iris Residential
Tim McInnis, Chief Advancement Officer, Curtin University

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