Business Excellence Awards

The Ipswich Region Business Excellence Awards showcase the best of local business across a variety of award categories at a gala dinner held in October at the Events Centre at Ipswich Showgrounds.

In 2024 the theme of our awards is ‘Aspire to Achieve’. We will celebrate businesses that have set themselves goals and devised and implemented a plan to realise their ambitions. We will highlight the business opportunities on offer in our fast-growing region and celebrate the industries which are central to Ipswich’s growth.

Nominate a Business Today!

Nominate an Ipswich business for a Business Excellence Award 

Business Award Categories

We are introducing a new award category this year:

  • JMK Retail – Retail Business Award

Joining existing categories: 

  • Bishopp -Property & Real Estate Award 
  • Media Operandi – Business Support Services Award 
  • Blue Dog Training – Building & Construction Award  
  • University of Southern Queensland – Education, Training & Skilling Award 
  • CPC Productions – Tourism Award 
  • West Moreton Health – Health & Care Business Award
  • Lockyer Valley Foods – Food & Agribusiness Award 
  • Ipswich City Council – Small Business of the Year Award 
  • RPQ Group – Business of the Year Award 
  • TAE Aerospace – Community Involvement Award 
  • TAFE Queensland – Young Business Person of the Year Award 
  • River 94.9 – Business Person of the Year Award 
  • Club Services Ipswich – Customer Service Award 

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Key Dates for 2023

28 February

Launch Event / Nominations open

1 April

Submissions Open

2 May

Award Submission Workshop

12 July

Submissions Close

22 July

Judging Begins

19 August

Finalists Announced

12 October

Winners Announced at our gala event

Join us to celebrate the winners at our annual Business Excellence Awards Event!

Sat 12 October


Ipswich Showgrounds Event Centre

The Ipswich Show Society was overwhelmed to receive the Tourism Business/Event Award at the Ipswich Chamber Awards Dinner in 2023.  A successful Ipswich Show is a testament to the tireless contribution of our many volunteers, team members and business partners who make the event a showcase for the city. The Awards provide a platform to recognise and duly acknowledge the efforts of those who make it happen and as President of the Ipswich Show Society, I was proud to accept this on their behalf.
Darren Zanow
President, Ipswich Show Society

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