Excellence in Social Enterprise


The Excellence in Social Enterprise Award is open to organisations that have been established or exist to further a social purpose that benefits the community. These organisations have commercial activities, products or services (other than government grants and donations) that provide an income stream to fund social purpose activities.

This category aligns with the NSW Business Chamber Awards

Award eligibility check box

  • The organisation has been trading for a continuous period of two years or more, not bankrupt or trading insolvent at the time of entry.
  • The organisation has not entered into the categories of Excellence in Small Business and Excellence in Business in 2018
  • The organisation is driven by a public or community cause, be it social, environmental, cultural or economic
  • The majority of your organisations income is from trade, NOT donations or grants
  • The majority (at least 50%) of your profits are used to work towards your social mission


  1. Explain the social purpose of your business and how this contributes to social community, cultural and/or environment.
    Maximum word count: 300
  2. Outline the different products, services and trades where revenue to fund your social purpose is derived from?
    Maximum word count: 400
  3. Detail each of the strategies and actions undertaken to achieve the social purpose.
    Maximum word count: 400
  4. Detail measurable evidence of how each of these strategies and actions is contributing to the achievement of the social purpose goals for your business?
    Maximum word count: 400
  5. Provide an overview of your five year strategies for future growth, sustainability and key milestones detailing how you are working towards achieving them.
    Maximum word count:  400

Thank you to our BEATS 2018 sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Smile Street Tweed Daily NewsWoolworthsSeagulls Club

Gold Sponsors

Southern Cross University Tweed Shire Council IC SIgns SafeWork NSW NSW Government The Business Bloke Gold Coast Airport NSW Business Chamber

Silver Sponsors

 Husk Distillers Jade Airconditioning & Refrigeration Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School Telstra Business Centre Tweed Tursa Mantra on Salt Beach Stone & Wood Brewery Ecomist  Tropical Fruit World Mayberry Meldrum Anderson Solo Resource Recovery

Bronze Sponsors

National Seniors Lawyers ● Hon. Geoff Provest MP ● Hon. Thomas George MP ● Hon. Justine Elliot MP ● Madura Tea Estates


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