2019 Supplier Diversity Awards

Nominations for the 2019 Supplier Diversity Awards are now open!

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.

This year, Supply Nation is launching a new awards platform which:

DateDetails
Thursday 27 September Awards open
Thursday 28 February Nominations close
Thursday 9 May Winners announced at the Gala Awards Dinner at the International Convention Centre (ICC)

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Award Categories

Certified Supplier of the Year 2019 – sponsored by Telstra

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:

 

Registered Supplier of the Year 2019 – sponsored by BP

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.

This award is open to current Supply Nation Registered suppliers that are listed on Indigenous Business Direct.

The winner will have:

 

Corporate Member of the Year 2019 – sponsored by Kulbardi

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

The winner will have:

 

Government Member of the Year 2019 – sponsored by Evolve FM

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:

 

Indigenous Businesswoman of the Year 2019 – sponsored by Westpac

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 businesses.

This award is open to Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander women who own a business that is listed on Indigenous Business Direct that has been in operation for at least three years as at 1 January 2019.

The winner will:

 

Young Indigenous Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 – sponsored by EY

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.

This award is open to Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander person under 35 years old as at 1 January 2019 who is the owner and founder / co-founder of a business listed on Indigenous Business Direct that has been in operation for at least one year as at 1 January 2019.

The winner will:

 

Procurement Professional of the Year 2019 – sponsored by Every Trade Recruitment 

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

The winner will have demonstrated success in:

 

Supplier Diversity Advocate of the Year 2019 – sponsor Laing O’Rourke

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

The winner will have:

 

Supplier Diversity Partnership of the Year 2019 – sponsored by ANZ

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

The winning partnership will have:

 

Impact Award 2019 – sponsored by Lendlease

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 winner is selected from the finalists of all other award categories.

The achievements and efforts of the winning organisation or individual illustrate the potential to drive growth and achieve a truly prosperous, vibrant and sustainable Indigenous business sector.

The successful nominee will have: