The Western Sydney Awards for Business Excellence
’30 Years of Unparralleled Prestige’
Celebrating 30 Years of Business Excellence in the Western Sydney Region
The Western Sydney Awards for Business Excellence (WSABE) is the premier platform for the Greater Western Sydney Region. Founded by the Parramatta Chamber of Commerce in 1990, this initiative is celebrating it’s 30th anniversary in 2020. The WSABE platform annually recognises outstanding business leaders and organisations who are actively contributing to Western Sydney region’s rapidly developing economy. Since it’s inception in 1990, WSABE has acted as a launching pad for many of Western Sydney’s high profile businesses and professionals, and across 30 years of operation has received more than 5,000 entries. Since 2015, WSABE have been archiving our winners and maintaining an alumni group, which can be viewed here.
Beginning your WSABE journey is incredibly easy and can be done from the comfort of your own home or office via our online entry portal. Aside from the criteria and assessment questions, entrants are only required to complete several minor contact fields and screening questions. Importantly, submitting a WSABE entry is completely free. Entering across multiple categories is permitted and encouraged if you feel as though your accolades are relevant to more than one set of award criteria. Entries for WSABE 2020 will be opening on Tuesday 5th May.
The Judging Process
Each year, WSABE works in conjunction with an extensive range of industry experts and professionals to determine the finalists and ultimately winners of each category. Working with an independent panel of experts contributes an added degree of credibility and prestige to the WSABE Awards, as it ensures that each finalist and winner are truly among the very best in their industry. To ensure consistency, multiple judges are assigned to each category to produce several scores which are then collated and averaged to produce a final score. Judging is kept entirely confidential throughout the entire judging process, and the names of the judges are revealed only once the process is complete. The panel also operates on a rotational basis and is revised annually.
A Comprehensive 8-Month Program
Through a range of engaging events, networking opportunities, and digital marketing campaigns, the WSABE platform provides a wealth of opportunities for those involved to grow their brand, enhance their reputation, and truly make their mark within Western Sydney’s business community. Beginning with an official Launch in May, the WSABE program features a total of four events in it’s annual campaign including an exclusive finalist event, an exclusive winners and sponsors event, and the pinnacle event of the WSABE program, the annual Awards Gala. In between these events however, finalists are profiled extensively through WSABE’s online communications platforms. Following the conclusion of the WSABE Awards, finalists and winners are invited to join an alumni group to ensure they remain connected with Western Sydney’s business community.
NSWBC Awards State Alignment
Each year, WSABE aligns a variety of award categories with the NSW Business Chamber State Business Awards. Winners of these awards at the WSABE Gala are then invited to represent Western Sydney as finalists at the NSW Business Chamber State Business Awards Gala. This provides substantial opportunity for WSABE winners to not only experience continued recognition at a state level, but also to represent Western Sydney’s business community through their outstanding achievements. Across the years, WSABE have produced a number of high-profile state winners who have gone on to experience further success and brand recognition.
“Receiving the 2016 WSABE Business of the Year Award (along a few others), has been a truly satisfying experience that has catapulted Sparks+Partners into the spotlight based on genuine hard work, reward and recognition. Competing with so many other talented Western Sydney businesses was an honour and an opportunity to discover new connections and uncover the best in the west. We encourage anyone considering entering to take the plunge, the effort and experience is absolutely worthwhile.”
– Leon Dimino, Sparks+Partners Consulting Engineers Managing Director
“ The WSABE award is not one to be on a mantle, the flow on effect and power of the award certainly has surpassed my expectations, with continued personal and business growth. From an avid awards goer, the WSABE awards, I would have to say are the pinnacle of any awards program for business success”
– Gina Field, Nepean Regional Security Managing Director
“The WSABE awards are a great way to showcase the amazing contributions of extraordinary people right across Greater Western Sydney. We are very proud as a non-profit organisation to be awarded finalist in the Excellence of Social Enterprise category for 2017. We look forward to continuing to promote the great work that is being done in the community sector and all who work in it. I commend WSABE for providing a platform where Greater Western Sydney businesses and community groups can come together and be celebrated.”
– One Hotels and Apartments – Parramatta Mission
“We at the Greater Western Sydney GIANTS were delighted to receive the marketing award at the 2016 WSABE Gala Dinner. Being part of the community of organisations associated with the Chamber along with those who attended on the night gives us a genuine connection with business within Western Sydney. The process in the lead up to the awards night including the nomination process was seamless and we were honoured that our marketing campaign won this award and can therefore be seen to resonate with the community in which we are part of.”
– Rebecca Shaw, GWS Giants, General Manager Marketing and Consumer
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