Inaugural Mayor’s Business Commendation Awards

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The Burwood Local Government Area enjoys local support from many long-established small businesses. To honour their impact on the wider community and ongoing economic contribution, Council has launched the inaugural Mayor’s Business Commendation Awards program.

The program recognises small businesses that have made a significant contribution to Burwood’s sense of place and/or have operated continuously within the Burwood Local Government Area for a minimum of 10 years.

Applications for small businesses to self-nominate for a commendation are open now.

 

Who can apply

Applications are open to:

  • Current proprietors of independent small businesses (fewer than 20 employees equivalent full-time) that have operated continuously within the Burwood Local Government Area for at least 10 years.
  • Generational family businesses of any size where the business has been operated by the same family within the Burwood Local Government Area for two or more generations in succession. A minimum combined qualifying period of 10 years of operation applies.
  • New or established local businesses that have contributed to raising the profile of Burwood or have demonstrated a significant contribution to the local community.

 

How to apply

Applications are now open for small businesses to self-nominate for a commendation.

Online Nomination Form 

Applications for small businesses to self-nominate for a commendation are open now and will remain open until such a time when the COVID-19 lockdown is lifted and it is safe to collectively celebrate the achievements of our small business community.

 

 

 

Conditions of entry

  • Proprietors consent to having their photo taken for the purpose of publicity of the Mayor’s Business Commendation Awards including but not limited to a Council’s social media coverage, commemorative booklet and/or exhibition.
  • Applicants must have no outstanding fees, charges or compliance matters with Burwood Council at the time of submission.
  • The qualifying period for applicants starts from the year the applicant became a financial partner or proprietor in the business. Applicants must attach evidence that they meet the qualifying period of operation in order to be eligible for the Gold, Silver, Bronze or Generational Commendation Award.
  • The decision to grant a Commendation is at Council’s discretion.
  • Eligible proprietors may only receive one commendation per category.

 

Commendation categories

 The Mayor’s Commendations are available in the following categories:

40+ years Gold Commendation
For current proprietors of independent small businesses (fewer than 20 employees equivalent full-time) that have operated continuously within the Burwood LGA for at least 40 years.

25+ years Silver Commendation

For current proprietors of independent small businesses (fewer than 20 employees equivalent full-time) that have operated continuously within the Burwood LGA for at least 25 years.

10+ years Bronze Commendation

For current proprietors of independent small businesses (fewer than 20 employees equivalent full-time) that have operated continuously within the Burwood LGA for at least 10 years.

Generational Family Business Commendation

For family businesses of any size that have been operated by the same family within the Burwood LGA for two or more generations in succession.

Business Impact Commendation

Recognising new or established local businesses that have contributed to raising the profile of Burwood or have demonstrated a significant contribution to the local community.

The Mayor’s Business Commendation Awards is not a competition based program. All eligible businesses will be recognised in each respective category.

 

 

What are the benefits of entering?

The Mayor’s Business Commendation Awards recognise your contribution to the rich and diverse fabric of our City.

Recipients will receive a range of benefits, including:

  • Workplace or shopfront window decal and certificate of appreciation.
  • Digital media commendation badge.
  • Participation in Council’s photographic collection capturing commendation recipients in their workplace, which overtime will become a valuable addition to Burwood’s Local Studies Collection.
  • Celebration of commendation recipients at a presentation event and via Council’s social media platforms during NSW Small Business Month in October 2021 as recognised by the NSW Government.