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Northern Rivers Business Awards

The Northern Rivers region takes in Byron Bay and Ballina on the coast in to Lismore, and Clarence Valley up to Tweed Shire on the Queensland border. The Northern Rivers Business Awards celebrate business excellence across a number of diverse areas in the region including health care, retail, education, technology, manufacturing and tourism.

Entries will open on Monday 16 July 2018 with the winners of each category announced on Saturday 13 October 2018.

Regional winners from each state aligned category proceed as finalists to the NSW Business Chamber State Awards, to be announced at the State Gala Dinner on Friday 23 November 2018 in Sydney.

Click here to view 2017 finalists

2017 Winners

Excellence in Small Business

Aurora Suspended Fires

Excellence in Business


Young Business Executive

Johnson Hunter, The Farm Byron Bay

Business Leader

Karen Justice, Just For Pets

Excellence in Social Enterprise

Yaru Water

Start Up Superstar

Cape Byron Distillery

Excellence in Innovation


Employer of Choice

SAE Group

Excellence in Sustainability

SAE Group

Excellence in Export


Local Chamber of Commerce

Murwillumbah & District Business Chamber

Excellence in Visitor Services

Bowlo Sports and Leisure Yamba

Excellence in Retail

SPAR Maclean

Excellence in Professional Service

Southern Cross Credit Union

Excellence in Personal Services

Goonellabah Sports & Aquatic Centre

Excellence in Trade & Manufacturing

Active Pest Management

Excellence in Aged Care & Wellbeing

Varela & Swift Pharmacy

Defence Reserves Supportive Employer


Business of the Year


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Category Sponsors
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Print and Wine Sponsors
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