Nominations open for the 2019 Moreton Bay Region Business Excellence & Innovation Awards

31 July 2019

There is just one month left to nominate for the 2019 Moreton Bay Region Business Excellence & Innovation Awards (MBEIA). The awards offer businesses, community groups and employees a platform to shine a spotlight on achievements from the past 12 months, and the chance to share in $30,000 in  cash prizes.

Why should you enter the 2019 business awards?

Businesses can nominate for 12 categories. Entry is absolutely free and you can enter as many categories as you like. This year the organisers have endeavoured to make the submission process as easy and transparent as possible – with just six questions to answer and only one of the categories requiring an interview and/or site visit.

The MBEIA is a fantastic promotional tool. Nominees, finalists and winners alike can leverage the awards to gain valuable brand awareness and set themselves apart from their competitors. The submission process can also be used as an insightful tool to define where your business or organisation currently is, and where you intend to be in the short and long term future.

About the Awards

Finalists will head to the MBEIA Gala Awards Event on Friday 29 November where all winners for the 2019 event will be announced.

MBRIT CEO Shane Newcombe encourages businesses large and small, not-for-profits, startups and even students to enter a submission into this year’s awards.

“The Moreton Bay Business Awards are the pinnacle of celebrating your businesses achievements. Businesses from previous years, whether nominees, finalists or winners, have all grown in statue from entering the business awards.”

“There are categories for community engagement, employees, startups, innovation, environment and sustainability, marketing initiatives and more. Don’t be left wondering “what if”. Get your submission in today and you could soon be adding the term ‘award-winning’ to your business description.”

Moreton Bay Region Mayor Allan Sutherland said he hoped to see a record number of local businesses, entrepreneurs and organisations nominating.

“It is free to nominate and you can enter as many categories as you like,” he said.

“These awards go from strength-to-strength every year and reflect the ever-deepening pool of talent that Moreton Bay Region boasts.

“I’m proud to support these awards as a way to celebrate the accomplishments of our local business heroes, they are the backbone of our region’s economy and the strong growth we are enjoying.

“Moreton Bay Region is firmly on the radar of investors with USC’s Petrie campus opening next year and the Redcliffe Peninsula Railway Line now operational, and canny local businesses are already identifying and grabbing the opportunities this will bring.

“We are now on the map as a go-to business destination in southeast Queensland, which is why we’re seeing investment like the new $74 million office and commercial precinct at Strathpine which will be home to Super Retail Group’s headquarters.”

Moreton Bay Region Business Excellence & Innovation Award Categories

Business Excellence Award Categories ($500 prize)

  • CleanX Customer Service Excellence Award
  • Regional Development Australia (RDA) Moreton Bay Exporting Excellence Award
  • Australian Coastal and Marine Ecology Environment & Sustainability Excellence Award
  • Quest Community News Business Marketing Excellence Award (under & over $20k budget)
  • Bishopp Outdoor Advertising Building a Stronger Community Excellence Award
  • Moreton Bay Region Industry & Tourism Visitor Experience Excellence Award
  • Akyra Employee of the Year Award

Innovation Award Categories ($500 prize)

  • Think2Be Youth Innovation Excellence Award
  • Advance Queensland Successful Start-Up Award
  • USC Young Entrepreneur Excellence Award

Major Awards Categories ($5000 prize)

  • SRJ Walker Wayland Community Group of the Year
  • Innovate Moreton Bay Innovation Excellence Award
  • Moreton Bay Regional Council Business of the Year

How to enter

For a full list of award categories, eligibility and nomination criteria, head to and download an application form today. Submit your completed submission to by 5.00pm, 2 September 2019. Finalists will be announced by email on 21 October, 2019.

Gala Awards

Celebrate the achievements of businesses throughout the Moreton Bay Region at the Gala Awards Event on Friday 29 November at Eatons Hill Hotel.

Note: The Hills & Districts Chamber of Commerce Inc advises that the views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in this post belong solely to the author, and not necessarily to the Chamber, or a committee or other group or individual associated with the Chamber.


Luke Steers

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