Lord Mayor's Business Awards Categories

There are 11 categories open for nomination plus the Optus Business Platinum Award at the 2019 Lord Mayor's Business Awards.

Nomination Categories

The 2019 nomination categories are:

  • CCIQ Award for Outstanding Small Business: companies with five to no more than 20 employees displaying excellence in running a small business in Brisbane.
  • Award for Outstanding Micro Business: companies with zero to four employees, including sole traders, displaying excellence in running a micro 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 Outstanding Social Enterprise: companies operating in Brisbane and making a significant social impact through their business ventures, regardless of company size.
  • Port of Brisbane Award for Investment in Brisbane: companies which established new divisions or projects in Brisbane during the 2017/18 and 2018/19 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 Environmental 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.
  • The Courier-Mail 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 2018/19 is awarded to the most outstanding category winner.