Lake Mac Business Excellence Awards 2021

Lake Mac business excellence awards

About the awards

The 13,500 businesses that call Lake Macquarie home provide the foundations of a strong local economy, and help ensure our City and community continues to grow and thrive.

The Lake Macquarie Business Excellence Awards recognise and highlight local business achievements and celebrate individual business accomplishments in our City. They are open to all businesses in Lake Macquarie, micro, small, medium and large.

Lake Macquarie City Council is the proud manager of the annual awards and the continued support from sponsors and media partners ensures they continue to be the premier business event in Lake Macquarie.

Applications are now closed and finalists will be announced on Thursday 1 July.

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2021 key dates

Applications open   9am Wednesday 5 May  
Applications close
11.59pm Sunday 6 June
Judging period
 9 June – 30 June
Finalist announced  Thursday 1 July
 Awards evening at Belmont 16s
 6pm Friday 23 July

Award categories

Winners progress as finalist in the Hunter Business Awards for the below categories:

  • Outstanding Employee
  • Outstanding Young Business Leader
  • Outstanding Business Leader
  • Outstanding Community Enterprise
  • Start Up Superstar
  • Excellence in Innovation and Adaptability
  • Excellence in Sustainability
  • Excellence in Micro Business
  • Excellence in Small Business
  • Excellence in Business
  • Outstanding Employer of Choice
  • Contribution to the City*
  • Excellence in Retail, Hospitality and Tourism*

*categories are unique to Lake Macquarie City, winners will not progress as a Hunter finalist as there is no related category available

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