Locals on Show

Business2580 Awards 2021

Locals on Show

Business2580 Awards 2021

by Goulburn Chamber

The Business2580 Awards are back in 2021 and we are on the hunt for Goulburn’s favourite businesses!

Congratulations to all our award winners for 2021! 

Thank you to our 2021 Major Event Sponsors

There are 17 award categories in the 2021 Business2580 Awards.

BusinessNSW Awards

Three award categories are aligned with the BusinessNSW Awards:

  • Outstanding Start Up
    Recognises a start-up business that has effectively driven growth and is able to demonstrate the potential to achieve future success
    Proudly sponsored by She Follows Floral Design
  • Employer of Choice
    Recognises a business that has implemented strategies and initiatives to create stimulating and supportive workplace environments to maximise the full potential of their workforce
    Proudly sponsored by RJ Sydney Craig
  • Outstanding Employee
    Recognises an inspirational employee who has demonstrated a passion for their role and a commitment to their workplace and community
    Proudly sponsored by Panache Financial

Goulburn’s Favourite Awards

There are fourteen award categories to celebrate Goulburn’s Favourite businesses:

  • Favourite Restaurant, Diner, Cafe & Take Away 
    Businesses who provide dine in and/or takeaway food and beverage (excluding pubs and clubs)
    Proudly sponsored by SWL Chartered Accountants
  • Favourite Hairdresser & Beautician
    Businesses who provide services across hairdressing, spa treatments, massage, cosmetics/make-up, tattooing, hair removal and nail care
    Proudly sponsored by Dream Admin Services
  • Favourite Pub & Club
    Business who provide beverages, food, entertainment, gaming and betting services
    Proudly sponosred by Studio 4 Signs & Design
  • Favourite Retail Shop
    Businesses who provide consumer products for sale via a physical storefront and/or online shop
    Proudly sponsored by Charnock Motors
  • Favourite Automotive Business
    Businesses who provide products and services related to cars, trucks, motorcycles and other vehicles
    Proudly sponsored by Monica’s Cakes & Catering
  • Favourite Trade Business
    Businesses who provide skilled manual work including plumbers, electricians, carpenters, concreters, builders and other qualified trades
    Proudly sponsored by TTH Industries
  • Favourite Real Estate, Housing & Development Business
    Businesses who facilitate the buying/selling/leasing/renting of land and buildings (excl builders)
    Proudly sponsored by Agent 2.0 Real Estate
  • Favourite Business Services Provider
    Businesses who provide services to help other businesses operate and grow
    Proudly sponsored by Goulburn Solar
  • Favourite Training & Learning Provider 
    Businesses who provide training and educational services including day care, pre-school, after-school care/holiday activities, vocational, business and adult education
    Proudly sponsored by JDY Electrical
  • Favourite Entertainment & Media Business 
    Businesses who provide live entertainment or create/distribute content across film, tv, print and radio
    Proudly sponsored by Daniel Strickland
  • Favourite Health, Fitness & Wellbeing Business
    Businesses who provide products and services aimed at improving the mental, physical and emotional health of people
    Proudly sponsored by K and Gz
  • Favourite Community Services Provider
    Organisations who run community programs and/or provide services to minority/disadvantaged/vulnerable groups within the community
    Proudly sponsored by Anchored Counselling Services
  • Favourite Agriculture & Animal Business
    Businesses who provide products and services related to agricultural production and animal care
    Proudly sponsored by Best Farming Systems
  • People’s Choice
    The top three finalists in each of the above thirteen Goulburn’s Favourite categories will be automatically nominated for the People’s Choice Award
    Proudly sponsored by Mum & Dads Laundry & Car Spa

BusinessNSW Award Categories

Outstanding Start Up

Entrants are required to demonstrate their commitment over the past 12 months to being an outstanding start-up. This category is open to new businesses trading for a period less than 24 months.

Employer of Choice

Entrants are required to demonstrate their achievements over the past 12 months across the key areas of employee recruitment, engagement and retention. Category criteria is based on initiatives that have had a positive impact on both the workforce and business.

Outstanding Employee

To be eligible to enter this category, the individual must have been employed by their current employer for a minimum of 18 months.


Goulburn’s Favourite Award Categories

You must be a resident of Goulburn Mulwaree Local Government Area (LGA) to nominate and/or vote for a business in the Goulburn’s Favourite award categories.

To be eligible for nomination, businesses must:

  • Be located in the Goulburn Mulwaree LGA or conduct a significant amount of their business in Goulburn Mulwaree LGA
  • Provide good or services that meet the description for each category (see Categories tab)

Businesses are not eligible to be nominated for a category that they sponsor.

The Chamber reserves the right to delete any nominations deemed non-eligible.

Businesses may be eligible for more than one category. There is no limit on how many categories a business may be nominated in, as long as they meet the definition of each category.

Nominations have now closed.

Nominate a business in the BusinessNSW categories

Outstanding Start Up, Employer of Choice, Outstanding Employee

To enter a business into these awards you will need to register an account with BusinessNSW. Click on the Nominate button to go to the BusinessNSW portal.

Unfortunately this year we could not align the timing of the local and regional awards so that local winners in these categories are automatically entered into the Far South Coast regional business awards.

If you would like to enter a business in the REGIONAL awards please go to https://www.businessnsw.com/members/business-awards/far-south-coast. Entries for the Far South Coast regional awards close 2 September 2021.

Nominate a business in the Goulburn's Favourite categories

Voting is now open for the Goulburn’s Favourite People’s Choice Award. Voting will close midnight Tuesday 28 September.

Click here to vote

BusinessNSW Award Categories

Judging will be conducted in accordance with BuinessNSW guidelines and the pre-assigned weightings for each category.

Judges for these three categories will be announced soon.

These are not popular choice categories and there will be no public voting in these categories.

The judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.


Goulburn’s Favourite Award Categories

  • Nominations will be open until midnight 12 September 2021
  • Voting will open on Monday 13 September and close at midnight on Sunday 19 September 2021
  • Voting will be conducted via an online voting platform
  • Each person may only vote once per category. Duplicate votes will be discarded
  • Finalists (top three businesses in each category) will be advised via email
  • Finalists will automatically be entered into the People’s Choice Award
  • Voting for the People’s Choice Award will run from Monday 20 – Sunday 26 September 2021

All award winners will be announced during the Awards Event on Saturday 9 October.

Get your tickets for the Goulburn Globes
Business2580 Awards 2021
Award Night
to be held on Saturday 9 October

Thank you to our generous Event Sponsors

Thank you to our generous Award Category sponsors