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Recognising Excellence: Entries for the Western Sydney Awards for Business Excellence Open 2 May

Welcome, and thank you for reading our blog byte. Your go to source for multicultural related news, updates, upcoming events and anything Gandhian we encounter. In this edition, we’ll be covering the 27th annual Western Sydney Awards for Business Excellence, and filling you in on how you can position your business for widespread recognition among the best in the west.

Nominations for WSABE will be opening on the 2nd of May and can be made by heading to the online awards portal via the WSABE website here. All participating businesses and professionals will have until the 17th of July to complete and submit their entries before this opportunity closes and the judging process begins. Each year, WSABE assembles a panel of industry leaders to judge the nominations on a merit based process, ensuring that each and every award is indicative of the highest degree of credibility and prestige. This year, WSABE will be widening its recognition of business success with the addition of two new award categories, the Excellence in Training, Skilling and Development award and Excellence in Social Enterprise award. See a complete list of 2017 WSABE award categories below.

  • Excellence in Innovation

  • Excellence in Sustainability

  • Excellence in Small Business

  • Excellence in Business

  • Excellence in Export

  • Excellence in Marketing

  • Excellence in Education

  • Excellence in Customer Service

  • Excellence in Work, Health and Safety

  • Excellence in Training, Skilling and Development

  • Excellence in Social Enterprise

  • Employer of Choice

  • Start Up Superstar

  • Patron’s Choice

  • Young Entrepreneur

  • Young Business Executive

  • Business Leader

  • Business of the Year

The WSABE awards are the premier business event in the Greater Western Sydney region. The platform recognises outstanding businesses by celebrating their success stories and showcasing their achievements throughout the wider business community. The entire WSABE program is proudly produced by Gandhi Creations, so you can expect the memorable performances, professional production, and engaging atmosphere that comprise our signature style of event management.

Aside from recognition at the awards, WSABE benefits its winners by establishing a platform for continued growth and success in the future. The meteoric rise of Sparks + Partners Consulting Engineers are a tribute to this, launching themselves into the mainstream following their incredible night at the WSABE Gala where they took home three awards in one night. When asked about his experience with the platform, Leon Dimino, Managing Director of Sparks+Partners had this to say.

“Receiving the 2016 Business of the Year Award, among 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.”

Arguably our favourite aspect of the WSABE program is it’s emphasis on the collective growth of the Western Sydney business. More than anything else, the WSABE program is about bringing together key influencers, aspiring professionals, business leaders and media personalities in a way that facilitates the exchange of ideas, business and most importantly, a shared passion for Western Sydney’s rapidly developing economic profile.

The 2017 WSABE Awards Gala will take place at the breathtaking Waterview in Bicentennial Park on Friday the 15th of September from 6:30 pm. The night will feature guest speakers such as the Hon Gladys Berejiklian, Premier of New South Wales, and the Hon Alan Cadman OAM. If this doesn't convince you, have a look at a highlight reel from the 2016 WSABE Gala below.

Do your business a favour, submit your nomination, and position it for accelerated growth and recognition in the future. Give yourself the best possible chance to network with other industry leaders, parliamentarians and media personalities to get your name out there. Make your business a core component of Western Sydney’s rapidly developing economy and become the name on all of Western Sydney’s lips. Nominate for the Western Sydney Awards for Business Excellence and propel your business into the public sphere and to its full potential.

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