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There are 10 categories open for nomination plus the Optus Business Platinum Award at the 2018 Lord Mayor's Business Awards.

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Nomination Categories

The 2018 nomination categories are:

  • CCIQ Award for Outstanding Small Business: companies with no more than 20 employees displaying excellence in running a small business in Brisbane.

  • Queensland Urban Utilities Award for Product Innovation: companies which demonstrate product or process innovation and competitiveness in the national or global market, regardless of company size.

  • Australia Pacific LNG Award for Business Innovation: : companies which demonstrate business model or marketing innovation and competitiveness in the national or global market, regardless of company size.

  • ISPT Award for Digital Adoption Strategy: companies demonstrating the most significant advancements achieved in their business using digital technology.

  • Port of Brisbane Award for Investment in Brisbane: companies which established new divisions or projects in Brisbane during the 2016/17 and 2017/18 financial year.

  • ANZ Award for High-Growth Business Start-Up: high growth – potential start-up companies that are tackling global markets and are aiming to achieve rapid growth through technological or business model innovation.

  • Yurika Award for Sustainability in Business: companies operating in Brisbane which demonstrate excellence in green business practices and sustainable energy use. Nominations may be for a single initiative or an overall strategy within a company.

  • HSBC Award for Doing Business in Asia: recognition of outstanding performance in building trade between Brisbane and Asia in service, manufacturing or value-added industries.

  • Singapore Airlines Award for Young Business Person of the Year: individuals who are 35 years and under, and who have had significant success benefiting both their company and the City of Brisbane.

  • Channel Seven Award for Business Person of the Year: individuals who have had outstanding achievement and contribution to Brisbane business.

  • Optus Business Platinum Award: for outstanding business contribution in 2017/18 is awarded to the most outstanding category winner.