The WSABE PLATFORM
The 29th Annual Western Sydney Awards for Business Excellence (WSABE) provides an opportunity for businesses to achieve recognition for their excellence.
Last year, the WSABE included the North and South Western Sydney area, providing exposure and reach across the entire Greater Western Sydney region. The main objective of the Award hosts, Parramatta Chamber of Commerce, is to continually evolve the Awards Program to build on the regional growth of the third largest economic powerhouse in Australia.
The WSABE Platform has four events associated with celebrating business success which are held across a 10 month period. Celebrating its 29th year in 2019, the annual Awards gala will showcase excelling small, medium and large businesses that strive to benchmark themselves with similar businesses in Sydney’s West.
Entrants are recognised for their excellence in innovation, marketing, sustainability, business ethics, customer service and education among others.
All businesses across Western Sydney are eligible to enter and the category winners of the aligned NSW Business Chamber categories qualify as State finalists in the NSW Business Chamber awards, subject to meeting the awards terms and conditions.
The Judging Process
The Western Sydney Awards for Business Excellence selects judges who are experts in areas of business relating to each category.
The judging process remains confidential and takes place online. Multiple judges are assigned to the same category after which scores are collated and averaged to produce the final score. Once a final score is awarded, entrants who do not meet the minimum benchmark score are eliminated. Entrants who meet the benchmark are announced as finalists.
The entrant with the highest score becomes the winner of the category. If scores are tied for first place, then the award is given to all those who scored the highest.
“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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