Friday 18 September 2020

Today marks an occasion of great significance for many professionals, business leaders and organisations throughout the Greater Western Sydney Region as finalists for the 30th Annual Western Sydney Awards for Business Excellence are announced.

In 2020, WSABE received an extremely high level of engagement and accumulated more than 400 entries. In a particularly competitive year and given the unprecedented health crisis impacting businesses across the nation, WSABE are pleased to extend their congratulations to all applicants who have been deemed finalists.

In total, 118 finalists have been listed across sixteen award categories, many of whom have demonstrated an extraordinary degree of resilience and innovation to not only remain relevant but thrive, despite the major obstacles that businesses across Australia have been forced to endure in 2020.

The 2020 WSABE finalists are set to be recognised at an exclusive ‘WSABE Virtual Finalist Celebration’ shortly.

To view the 2020 WSABE finalists, please click here.

The Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP, Premier of New South Wales, and long-term supporter of the WSABE Awards, made the following comments about this year’s pool of finalists:

“These prestigious awards recognise the great contribution you are making to your local community and economy. For three decades, these Awards have shone a light on the breadth and depth of skill and commitment in this rapidly growing region. Whether you are a young employee, small business or exporter, or whether you are being recognised for your innovation, leadership or excellence in sustainability, you are making a very real difference.”

Speaking on the calibre of the finalists and context of the awards in 2020, WSABE Chair, Roy Halabi, said the following:

“Despite the significant interruptions that businesses across Greater Western Sydney have been forced to endure throughout 2020, we are proud to share that this year has produced one of the largest pools of applicants in the history of the WSABE Awards.”

“Our Panel of Experts have shared with us the extraordinarily high quality of the entries we received this year, so our finalists for 2020 should be especially proud of their accomplishments. This year’s successful WSABE campaign is a testament to the ability of Greater Western Sydney’s business community to adapt, survive and excel under the most challenging of circumstances.”

On an annual basis, entries for the WSABE Awards are vigorously assessed by an independent panel of experts. The WSABE panel are selected due to their industry experience and are specifically assigned to categories where they can provide the best possible analysis of the entry quality and applicants accomplishments. This merit-based process gives the awards the highest possible degree of credibility and ensures that the best applicants are recognised as finalists within their respective categories.

Winners for the 2020 Western Sydney Awards for Business Excellence are set to be announced on Friday 20th November at the WSABE ‘Great Gatsby’ Gala at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse. Held in the presence of Senator The Hon. Marise Payne, Minister for Foreign Affairs, the 30th Annual WSABE Gala promises to deliver an unforgettable celebration of resilience, businesses excellence, and Greater Western Sydney’s business community. To learn more or secure your ticket to the 2020 WSABE Gala, please click here.

The WSABE Committee would like to extend their gratitude to Principal Partner, Commonwealth Bank, Major Sponsor, City of Parramatta, and Category Sponsors AAA City Removalist, The Alternative Board, The Australian Turf Club, Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, DOOLEYS Lidcombe Catholic Club, Energy Australia, GRENKE, HomeWorld, Parra Leagues, Parramatta Light Rail, UNE Sydney and Wenty Leagues. The WSABE Committee would also like to thank and acknowledge all supporting partners, chambers, and councils who have supported the WSABE awards by driving engagement across most than one hundred eligible post codes in Greater Western Sydney.