Lord Mayor’s Business Awards nominations open - Choose Brisbane


Lord Mayor’s Business Awards nominations open

Today, Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner called on Brisbane’s business community to submit their nomination for this year’s prestigious Lord Mayor’s Business Awards.

Cr Schrinner said the 2021 awards program is the opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate local businesses who have inspired, innovated, and excelled in these last 12 months.

“Now in its 16th year, the Lord Mayor’s Business Awards celebrates the outstanding achievements and success of Brisbane businesses and our business people,” he said.

“The 2021 awards will highlight the excellence, success and innovation our business community is known for, while also acknowledging the important contribution local business makes to our community, city and our economic recovery. 

“For the first time, nominations are open for the Excellence in International Business Award, which recognises businesses who have successfully developed relationships between Brisbane and global export markets.

“These relationships are crucial for to enable our world-class product to shine on the international stage, while also growing Brisbane’s business profile globally.”

Cr Schrinner said the Lord Mayor’s Business Awards are the pre-eminent business awards for Brisbane, advocating all local businesses, no matter the size, to nominate and witness first-hand the success the awards brings.

“Being recognised as a Lord Mayor’s Business Awards finalist or winner provides a unique opportunity that extends far beyond that winning moment. It accelerates business growth and those all-important connections, while also raising profiles to achieve greater levels of success, something past winners and finalists can attest too. These benefits are even more valuable in the current economic climate,” he said.

“Each year, the awards tell the inspirational stories of local businesses and the people behind them. By sharing these stories of our businesses succeeding locally, nationally, and internationally, we hope to encourage and inspire others to succeed as well.

“The 11 diverse award categories capture the breadth of business excellence, innovation and ingenuity in Brisbane and I would encourage all businesses to consider nominating this year.”

Nominations close on Friday, 16 July 2021, with winners to be announced at the gala dinner ceremony at City Hall on Friday, 22 October 2021. 

Nine categories are open to businesses:

  • Accenture Australia Award for Product Innovation
  • ANZ Award for High-Growth Business
  • Australia Pacific LNG Award for Business Innovation
  • CCIQ Award for Outstanding Small Business
  • HSBC Award for Excellence in International Business
  • Hutchinson Builders Award for Outstanding Social Enterprise
  • ISPT Award for Investment in Brisbane
  • Urban Utilities Award for Environmental Sustainability in Business
  • Xero Award for Outstanding Micro Business

Two categories open to individuals:

  • Port of Brisbane Award for Young Business Person of the Year
  • The Courier-Mail Award for Business Person of the Year

A final category will recognize an outstanding overall winner (not open to nominations):

  • Optus Business Platinum Award

Businesses can visit: lmba.com.au for more information and to nominate.

The Lord Mayor’s Business Awards are possible thanks to sponsors: Accenture Australia, ANZ, Australia Pacific LNG, BDO, Brisbane City Council, Brisbane Economic Development Agency, CCIQ, Channel 7, Encore, Epicure, HSBC, Hutchinson Builders, ISPT, Optus, Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd, Sirromet, The Courier-Mail, Urban Utilities and Xero.