2018 Supplier Diversity Awards

Nominations have now closed.

Supply Nation’s Supplier Diversity Awards recognise companies, government agencies and individuals who are helping create a prosperous, vibrant and sustainable Indigenous business sector.

All awards are judged by an independent judging panel and audited by BDO, a global accounting and audit practice.

Dates for your diary

DateDetails
Thursday 28th September, 2017 Awards open
Friday 23rd February, 2018 Nominations for a person/business outside your organisation close
Friday 9th March, 2018 Nominations for yourself, a colleague or your organisation close
Wednesday 23rd May, 2018 Winners announced at the Gala Awards Dinner at The Star, Sydney

List of Supplier Diversity Award categories for 2018

Corporate Member of the Year – sponsored by Kulbardi

FINALISTS:

  • Fortescue Metals Group
  • Laing O’Rourke
  • Lendlease

 

This award recognises a corporate member that has demonstrated exceptional commitment and leadership and driven significant growth in supplier diversity.

The winner will have:

  • Developed a strong procurement program with Supply Nation Indigenous-owned businesses
  • Demonstrated procurement spend with Supply Nation Indigenous-owned businesses
  • Engaged in supplier diversity leadership and advocacy
  • Shown leadership in supplier development and capacity building
  • Demonstrated growth in the number and value of contracts awarded to Indigenous-owned businesses
  • Demonstrated growth in the number of Indigenous-owned businesses in the supply chain
  • Completed SpendTrack to the end of December 2017

 


Government Member of the Year – sponsored by EVOLVE FM

FINALISTS:

  • Department of Defence
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
  • The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

 

This award recognises a government member that has demonstrated exceptional commitment, engagement and leadership in supplier diversity and driven significant growth in the Indigenous business sector.

The winner will have:

  • Developed a strong procurement program with Supply Nation Indigenous-owned businesses
  • Demonstrated procurement spend with Supply Nation Indigenous-owned businesses
  • Engaged in supplier diversity leadership and advocacy
  • Shown leadership in supplier development and capacity building
  • Demonstrated growth in the number and value of contracts awarded to Indigenous-owned businesses
  • Demonstrated growth in the number of Indigenous-owned businesses in the supply chain

 


Certified Supplier of the Year – sponsored by Telstra

FINALISTS:

  • Kennelly Constructions
  • Indigenous Professional Services (IPS)
  • RBY Workstars

 

This award recognises a Certified Supplier that has driven significant growth in their business and has demonstrated ongoing engagement with Supply Nation and / or our members. 

This award is open to current Supply Nation Certified Suppliers that are listed on Indigenous Business Direct.
The winner will have:
  • Demonstrated how they sustainably embed their organisation in the supply chains of Supply Nation members and / or other Indigenous-owned businesses
  • Demonstrated increased business engagements with Supply Nation members and / or Indigenous-owned businesses
  • Engaged in supplier diversity leadership and advocacy including participating in and / or hosting events
  • Demonstrated activity in building and promoting long term relationships with fellow Indigenous-owned businesses, members and / or advocates of supplier diversity
  • Demonstrated organisational growth e.g. increased revenue / employment etc.

 


Registered Supplier of the Year – sponsored by BP

FINALISTS:

  • Evolve FM
  • Kuditj
  • Wunan Foundation

 

This award recognises a Registered Indigenous Business that has driven significant growth in their business and has demonstrated ongoing engagement with Supply Nation and / or our members.

The winner will have:

  • A well-articulated and active strategy to sustainably embed their organisation in the supply chains of Supply Nation member organisations
  • Demonstrated financial activity with Supply Nation members
  • Engaged in supplier diversity leadership and advocacy including participating in and / or hosting events
  • Demonstrated activity in building and promoting long term relationships with fellow suppliers, members and advocates of supplier diversity
  • Provided financial analysis demonstrating organisational growth

 


Supplier Diversity Advocate of the Year – sponsored by Westpac

FINALISTS:

  • Jacqueline Minney, Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Indigenous Affairs, Laing O’Rourke
  • Libby Jenkin, Category Manager – Project Services ASPac, BP
  • Peter Critchley, Specialist, Procurement Policy and Procedures, Broadspectrum

 

This award recognises an individual from a member organisation or Indigenous-owned business who has driven supplier diversity growth and development within their organisation and / or the Indigenous Business Sector.  

The winner will have:
  • Led their organisation and / or the wider sector as a champion of supplier diversity
  • Actively and consistently worked to develop and strengthen networks to support supplier diversity both internally and externally
  • Influenced, developed and /or implemented procurement guidelines and / or strategies to ensure that supplier diversity programs are sustainably embedded within their own or other organisations
  • Demonstrated strong engagement with Supply Nation and Supply Nation members and Indigenous businesses

 


Procurement Professional of the Year – sponsored by Every Trade Group

FINALISTS:

  • Darren Comley, Manager Procurement, Finance, ABC
  • Donna Reddin, Contracts Administrator – Social and Sustainability Manager, Laing O’Rourke
  • Mark Egan, National Procurement Manager, JLL

 

This award recognises an individual who works within the procurement department of a Supply Nation member organisation and who has driven significant growth in sustainable supplier diversity through their organisation’s supply chain. 

The winner will have demonstrated success in:
  • Supplier diversity leadership and advocacy within their organisation and the wider sector
  • Demonstrated growth in spend with Supply Nation Indigenous-owned businesses year on year
  • Demonstrated growth in the number of Supply Nation Indigenous-owned businesses in the supply chain
  • Demonstrated success in the implementation of sustainable approaches to driving supplier diversity through their organisation’s supply chain

 


Supplier Diversity Partnership of the Year – sponsored by ANZ

FINALISTS:

  • Cole Workwear & Bunzl Safety
  • Fulton Hogan & Zancott Recruitment
  • Rusca Environmental Solutions & Shell Australia

 

This award recognises two organisations (Supply Nation Indigenous-owned businesses and / or members) that have worked in partnership to contribute to the growth of the sector and /or specific Indigenous-owned businesses. Such partnerships can include mentoring, programs, joint ventures, consortia bids, and / or strategic alliances.

The winning partnership will have:

  • Developed a successful venture with demonstrated growth either for the partnership and / or both parties and / or the Indigenous business sector
  • Demonstrated shared goals, risk and vision between the parties
  • Provided an example to others in developing strong partnerships

 


Young Indigenous Entrepreneur of the Year – sponsored by EY

FINALISTS:

  • Djali Bloomfield, Managing Director, Arrow FM
  • Sharna Collard, Co-owner and Fleet Manager, Kooya Australia Fleet Solutions

 

This award recognises a young Indigenous entrepreneur who has successfully brought their business idea to fruition, can demonstrate the potential for significant growth in the years to come and has demonstrated ongoing engagement with Supply Nation and / or our members and Indigenous businesses.

The winner will:

 

All finalists of this award will also receive a EY Growth Navigator™ session.

EY Growth Navigator™ is a unique, interactive experience that enables you, and your leadership team, to assess your company’s capability to deliver your growth plans. It uses the EY 7 Drivers of Growth which is the product of years of working with hundreds of the most dynamic companies and growth leaders.

 


Indigenous Businesswoman of the Year – sponsored by IAG

FINALISTS:

  • Nicole Stewart, Business Owner, Complete Workwear Laundry Services
  • Petina Tieman, Director and Owner, Complete Business Solutions (QLD)
  • Sharna Collard, Co-owner and Fleet Manager, Kooya Australia Fleet Solutions

 

This award recognises a female Indigenous business owner who has driven significant and sustainable growth in her business and has demonstrated ongoing engagement with Supply Nation and / or our members and Indigenous-owned businesses.

The winner will:

 


Outstanding Impact Award – sponsored by Lendlease

All finalists from any award category will automatically be considered for the Outstanding Impact Award.

This award recognises an organisation or individual that has made an outstanding impact on supplier diversity and / or the growth of the Indigenous business sector. The achievements and efforts of the organisation or individual will illustrate the potential to drive growth and achieve a truly prosperous, vibrant and sustainable Indigenous business sector.

The successful nominee will have: