The Local Business Awards is the most comprehensive business awards program covering a wide variety of industry categories. The categories in each region vary in order to recognise the industries in the specific business community. A selection of these categories include:


  • Automotive Services
  • Bakery/Cake Shop
  • Beauty Services
  • Butcher
  • CafĂ©
  • Child Care Services
  • Delicatessen/Gourmet Food
  • Education Service
  • Fashion Shop
  • Fast Food/Takeaway
  • Fitness Services
  • Florist
  • Fruit & Vegetable Shop
  • Hairdresser
  • Health Improvement Services
  • Home Furniture Store
  • Jewellery Store
  • New Business
  • Pharmacy
  • Pizza Restaurant
  • Professional Services
  • Real Estate Agency
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood Outlet
  • Service & Trade
  • Specialised Business
  • Specialised Retail Business

Each program also offers categories for outstanding operators and employees of businesses. These categories include Business Person of the Year and Youth Award.

An overall category for each area is the Business of the Year. This is selected from all the local category winners