The “B3000+ Business of the Year Award 2020” will be selected from the winners of the following four Award categories.

1. ALAN KNIPE INNOVATION AWARD  
Supported by StarRez

2020 Finalists:
FPL Advisory
Tapt By Hatch
Vervoe


This Award Category is open to businesses that have developed an invention or initiative that has resulted in the creation of a unique or new product, service, system, device or process.

2. NEW BUSINESS AWARD
Supported by Northbridge Capital

2020 Finalists:
Digital Fox Talent
Home Vegan Bar
Queens of the Damned Theatre Restaurant


This Award Category is open to businesses that have been operating for over 12 months but less than 3 full financial years and is proving to be a success. This could include, but is not limited to, growth in turnover, market share, employee numbers and / or customers; business expansion; new product development; repayment of loans etc.

3. FEMALE ENTREPRENEUR AWARD
Supported by Advancing Women

2020 Finalists:
Caroline Bell – Summerhill Invest
Ingrid Maynard – The Sales Doctor
Sian Stephens – The Enhanced Group


This Award Category recognises women in business who are positive role models for women and youth, and play an important role in their business or the wider business community. The Female Entrepreneur Award recognises outstanding achievement by female entrepreneurs that can demonstrate a positive contribution, impact and/or achievement in any or all of the following areas:

  • Best exemplify effective leadership, business growth or sustainability
  • Successful start-up or innovation with proven 12+ months of success
  • Demonstrate cultural, social and environmental awareness
  • Demonstrate a commitment to enhancing the well-being of their industry.

4. YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR AWARD
Supported by Business Authorities

2020 Finalists:
Talia Datt – The Social CliQ
Tenille Gilbert – Society Melbourne

This Award Category is open to entrepreneurs under the age of 30, that are positive role models and play an important part in future innovation and success of the industry in which they operate. The Young Entrepreneur Award recognises outstanding achievement by entrepreneurs who can demonstrate a positive contribution, impact and/or achievement in any or all of the following areas:

  • Best exemplify effective leadership, business growth or sustainability
  • Successful start-up or innovation with proven 12+ months of success
  • Demonstrate cultural, social and environmental awareness
  • Demonstrate a commitment to enhancing the well-being of their industry.