RISE Business Awards

Rethinking Business

The 2021 RISE Business Awards celebrates Western Australian businesses. Open to all private or public companies and not-for-profits, large and small, old and new, the awards provide an opportunity for local organisations to showcase their recent achievements.

The Awards will reward and acknowledge companies of all sizes for their
Resourcefulness
Imagination
Sustainability
Excellence

Share your journey. Share your achievements. Share your excellence.

How has your business responded to challenges, embraced opportunities, and remained sustainable to be future-ready in an evolving landscape?

Key Dates

Monday, June 21
ENTRIES OPEN
Monday, August 30
Entries close
Monday, October 25
Judging complete
Thursday, December 2
AWARDS GALA DINNER
Winners announced
Friday, December 3
Business News online coverage
Monday, December 13
Business News print coverage

Why Enter?

Business News welcomes your entry for the 2021 RISE Business Awards.

We encourage you to share your story. In doing so, it gives you the opportunity to recognise and reward the hard work of your employees and showcase the calibre of your product and services to stakeholders with the potential to attract new business. Being a part of the awards process gives your business visibility, credibility and allows you to benchmark against others.

Thus, together, let us show the Resourcefulness, the Imagination, the Sustainability, the Excellence of the Western Australian business community.
Together, let us stand by business.
Together, let us recognise and reward business for their efforts to remain sustainable in turbulent times.
Together, let us showcase businesses that have excelled.
Together, let us build confidence for future growth.
Together, let us share news, insights and create connections.
Together, let us be the trusted voice.
Together, let us celebrate Western Australia business.

Rewarding achievement

Each category award winner will receive $10,000 in value towards a Business News campaign and receive invaluable editorial coverage and publicity - with the overall winner receiving a total of $20,000 in value.

Award Categories

  • Recognising businesses that have completed fewer than three 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 through the use of 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 organisations 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.

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

    • Evidence of the positive impact of employee strategy.
    • Excellence in people management, staff remuneration and workforce motivation.
    • Recruitment and retention strategies.
  • Recognising businesses that are based in regional and remote Western Australia and have been trading for at least the last three financial years.

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

    • Evidence of the positive impact the organisation has on their local towns and communities which contributes to developing regional growth and vibrant communities in Western Australia.
  • Winners of each category will be pooled and judged, with an overall winner named the 2021 Western Australian Business of the Year.

Event Partners

Event Partners

Date:
Thursday, December 2, 2021
Time:
6.30pm (7.00pm) until 10.30pm
Venue:
Crown Perth, Crown Ballroom
Contact:
Business News Events Team events@businessnews.com.au

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