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Benefits of Entering

The Cairns Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards, proudly sponsored by JCU, recognise outstanding business success in our region. The benefits of entering this prestigious awards program include:

REVIEW – This is your chance to review your planning and work on your business. It’s a great opportunity to stop and see just how far you’ve come!

TEAM BUILDING – Invite your staff to contribute their ideas and perspectives. Work on your application as a collaborative project. It’s a wonderful way to foster engagement and a positive, inclusive culture. And the enthusiasm it creates is contagious!

RECOGNITION – How hard have you and/or your staff worked to get to where you are now? When was the last time you received meaningful recognition? Earning recognition for your business from your peers helps build pride and a sense of achievement for you and your team.

NETWORK – One of the the biggest benefits of entering the Awards is the business networks that participants built throughout the program. Make the most of every opportunity to introduce yourself and connect with others. 

CELEBRATION – This is a chance to celebrate! Celebrate your wins, celebrate with your community, with your staff and with your network. This is THE event on the Cairns business calendar not to be missed. Being a part of it is unforgettable.

Finalists and Winners will benefit from the following:

  • Access to the 2023 Business Excellence Awards winner and finalist logos for use in future marketing.
  • Opportunity to use the title of Business Excellence Awards winner or finalist in future marketing.
  • Finalists will receive a finalist plaque to display in their office.
  • Winners will receive a framed certificate and trophy to display in their office. At the Gala Ball, they will also receive a gift hamper.
  • Winners are published on the Cairns Chamber of Commerce website.
  • Media coverage in the lead up to the Gala Ball, on the night and following the award announcements.
  • Invitation to the exclusive VIP Finalist Evening
  • Opportunity to network with business and industry leaders, sponsors, other leading organisations within the Cairns community.
  • Growth in sales through brand exposure and awareness