WHY ENTER

Entering the Fraser Coast Business and Tourism Awards will help you discover the full potential of your business through the entry process requiring you to make an assessment of your progress so you are able to tell the story of your success. 

On the night, entrants, finalists and winners join the business elite from the Fraser Coast region and the opportunities for networking and relationship-building are worth far more than the price of admission. The awards also provide each business with an opportunity to publicly recognise and thank the most important ingredient to business success,
people – both customers and the staff who ensure customers keep coming back.

This is your opportunity to let the world know you’re one of Fraser Coast’s best businesses.

Winners receive commemorative certificates and trophies to announce their success to current and future customers. Extensive media coverage ensures your success becomes widely known throughout the region.

A message from past winners

The wife and self were honoured to be awarded the prestigious  John – Craig Gardiner Memorial Award  at the 2018 Fraser Coast Business & Tourism Awards in Hervey Bay.  This was in addition to the Maryborough Military and Colonial Museum receiving the  Tourism Land – Based  award.  It is noticeable that since receiving these awards and the accolades that follow, there has been a significant increase in the number of visitors, including school student groups, to our museum.  We sincerely encourage other businesses to enter this annual event.

John and Else Meyers

Maryborough Military Museum

Getting involved in the 2018 Fraser Coast Business and Tourism Awards was a rewarding and productive experience. We shared our business planning and philosophies in a closed, safe environment and were lucky to be considered worthy of an award. This has instilled an even greater sense of commitment throughout 2019 to ensure that we continue to advance our business.

Angie Shearn

Bespoke Building Design

These awards recognised the best in business so winning or just being a finalist is something our employees can value. At the end of the day, everything the business achieves is because of our employees’ commitment. We would certainly encourage other businesses to enter, recognising and celebrating one another’s success.

Katie Fowden

Hyne Timber Pty Ltd

We were delighted and honoured to win the Best Customer Service and Best Bar and Club Dining at the 2018 Fraser Coast Business and Tourism Awards. The awards gave our staff well deserved recognition and were a great boost in morale, our team is now even more determined to continue to provide the very best experience possible. For us the submission process is an important annual overview, a chance to analyse all parts of our business including sales, marketing, operations, customer service, innovation and much more.  We commend Fraser Coast Tourism & Events and encourage other Fraser Coast businesses to participate.

Kellie Robinson

Hervey Bay RSL

Writing a submission for award entry is a wonderful way to reflect on the year of operation by celebrating milestones achieved, reflecting on disappointments and looking for improvements that may not have been immediately obvious. It is not only a medium for recognition of success but a working document for continuous improvement. I would highly recommend the process for any business, large or small.

Scott Whitcombe

Pacific Whale Foundation Australia

Fisho’s Tackle World Hervey Bay was encouraged to enter the Retailing sector in the 2018 Fraser Coast Business and Tourism awards. As a result we won the award for Best Retailer 2018. We found the experience very humbling and rewarding and felt honoured to have been selected as Best Retailer as it made all the time and effort invested into our business all the more worthwhile. It also proves that a small independent family owned and operated business can achieve great outcomes even when faced with stiff competition from the large “box stores”.

The recognition and support from locals after the event has been excellent with many happy to see a local independent have a go and come out on top.

I would recommend other local businesses take the plunge and enter an appropriate category in the event as the experience is a worthwhile investment for your own self esteem as well as your business.

Bane Radosevic

Fisho’s Tackle World Hervey Bay.