Building Better Business in the Hunter

Hunter Region Business Excellence Awards 

Recognising Excellence in the Hunter Region
Now in their 29th year, the Hunter Region Business Excellence Awards have built a reputation as the Hunter’s premier business awards.

Being professionally judged, the awards are a sought-after, trusted source of information for consumers with previous winners and finalists experiencing a significant increase in business following the awards.


“This Award was more than just a ‘pat on the back’. It has proven to be a significant boost to our credibility in increasingly important circles of influence in ways we didn’t expect. This regard has extended well beyond the Hunter Valley and offers us to look to accelerate our opportunities and subsequent growth”

Andrew Mason UAINE Candles – Business of the Year 2023


Awards Applications Open Monday 5th February 2024

Awards Applications Close Sunday 31st March 2024

Gala Dinner Friday 24th May 2024

Sponsorship package are now avalible for the 2024 Awards

  • Sponsoring local small business awards is a great way to support your community and promote your business at the same time.
  • Increase your business awareness and visibility by placing your brand in front of a large audience of potential customers and partners.
  • Promotional materials, includes your logo on the website, social media, and printed materials including Newcastle Weekly.
  • Demonstrate your commitment to the community and show you are committed to supporting your community and the small businesses that make it up.
  • Attract positive publicity, Sponsoring the business awards is a great way to increase positive publicity for your business.
  • You may also be featured in local news articles and social media posts, which can help to raise your profile and help you reach a wider audience.





Established in 1992, The Hunter Region Business Hub is a leading not for profit business service organisation that provides professional services and support to businesses of all shapes, sizes and fields. Working closely with Government, Industry and our network of Business Enterprise Centres (BEC), we’re a sought-after, trusted advisor to businesses both locally and throughout Australia.

Whether you’re a new business just starting, a local business interested in Hunter Valley Business, an existing business seeking digital marketing support through our Digital Solutions (DS) team, or you’re interested in hosting a training event at The Business Hub – our staff are ready to help you.

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Need to expand your home office, relocating or downsizing? Why not consider Hunter Region Business Hub. The Hub is centrally located in the Hunter Valley and is close to the Hunter Expressway.

  • Centrally located ½ hour to Newcastle and Singleton and 15 minutes to Maitland and Cessnock, close to Hunter Expressway
  • Air conditioned and carpeted
  • Cost effective monthly fee includes electricity, rates, cleaning, security, council and water rates
  • Subsidised rents – conditions apply
  • Free off street parking for you, your staff and clients


a selection of our member businesses
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Boozy Beauty

Mobile Bar/Cocktail Service Boozy Beauty provides entertaining, engaging and interactive services that satisfy all your needs. From standard drinks service/RSA, weddings, bachelorette parties, corporate events and cocktail classes – I ensure an experience that will be unforgettable.

Mobile: 0467803810
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Wedding & Event Styling and Hire.

Mobile: 0408 463 983
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ReadyUp Skills

ReadyUp Skills Youth Development Program aimed at confidence and capacity building for young people to understand their adult responsibilities through work readiness and independence. ReadyUp Skills is an NDIS registered service.

Mobile: 0457 001 185
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Hunter barbers

Hunter barbers is an experience like no other. Walk in to the sound of sweet country music, a crisp clean airy shop with unique decor from around our farm. You will be greeted by one of our friendly girls, offered a beer, some beef jerky, and a complimentary shampoo. We will happily take your coat and hang it up for you, take a seat and know you are in talented hands. We finish every haircut […]

Mobile: 0492 590 098
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Resolve Legal Professionals

  A dynamic law firm committed to serving the people of the Hunter.   At Resolve Legal Professionals the client always comes first. We recognise that to succeed every business must be client focused and flexible in its ability to deliver superior value to clients whose needs and expectations continually change. Resolve Legal Professionals has a commitment to flexibility, diligence and professional practice.   Resolve Legal Professionals provides Legal Advice in Newcastle for Criminal Law, […]

Phone: (02) 40411238
Mobile: 0416 878 050
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We are a counselling service offering a wide range of services including: Anxiety, panic, phobias Relationship issues Depression Addiction Loss and grief Interview coaching Parental alienation Conflict management Stress management Sexual, emotional, physical abuse   We also offer capacity building, improved daily living therapeutic support and specialised positive behavioural intervention support for NDIS funded clients.

Phone: 0477 062 596
Mobile: 0477 062 596