Lord Mayor's Multicultural Awards for Business
The 2019 Lord Mayor's Multicultural Awards for Business celebrate the contribution multicultural businesses make to the Brisbane economy and community through their creativity, innovation and resilience.
Nominations are now open and will be accepted until Friday 12 July. Award winners will be recognised at the 2019 Lord Mayor's Multicultural Business Dinner and Awards on Friday 4 October at Brisbane City Hall.
Call for nominations
Brisbane City Council is calling for business people from a multicultural background who have made a significant contribution to Brisbane. If you or someone you know are from a multicultural or culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) background with at least one natural parent born in a country other than Australia, consider nominating or applying.
Find more information on:
- Award categories
- How to nominate
- Benefits of entering
- Eligibility requirements
- Terms and conditions
- Past winners
There are three award categories in 2019:
Nick Xynias Multicultural Young Business Person of the Year
This award recognises the success, creativity and energy of a multicultural young business leader under the age of 35, celebrating both their contribution to their community and that of Brisbane’s continued economic prosperity.
Multicultural Business Person of the Year
This award recognises a multicultural Brisbane business leader who successfully exports their products and services from Brisbane, throughout Australia, and/or across Asia Pacific or internationally. The award celebrates the recipient’s contribution to the Brisbane economy and recognises them as a local champion of enterprise with a global outlook for their business.
Multicultural Entrepreneur of the Year
This award recognises a multicultural Brisbane business leader that demonstrates through their business success, entrepreneurial flair, embedding a culture of innovation as a central pillar to their growth strategy. The recipient will personify the best in entrepreneurialism, possessing qualities from clear leadership and sound management to determination and ambition.
Find information about the nomination criteria and links to the online nomination form for:
- Nick Xynias Young Multicultural Business Person of the Year
- Multicultural Business Person of the Year
- Multicultural Entrepreneur of the Year.
Applications close on Friday 12 July.
As the winner of a Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Award for Business, you and your business will receive a number of benefits including:
- opportunities to profile your business and network with the audiences at the Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Business Dinner and Awards
- invitations to select business events hosted by the Lord Mayor throughout the year of your award
- feature in promotional communication announcing the successful winners.
To be considered for an award in any category, nominees must:
- be from a multicultural or culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) background with at least one natural parent born in a country other than Australia
- have Australian citizenship or hold permanent residency
- operate a business within the Brisbane City Council local government area
- personally reside in the Brisbane City Council local government area
- ensure the business has a registered Australian Business Number (ABN)
- be of senior management and/or a Company Director in the company and be primarily responsible for the company's recent performance
- show the business is profitable or provide a Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss Statement for the past two financial years, certified by a Certified Practicing Accountant or Chartered Accountant if shortlisted
- comply with all federal, state and local government legislation and regulations and all relevant industry codes of practice
- not have any outstanding fines, Prescribed Infringement Notices (PINs) or other penalties arising from a breach of any local, State or Commonwealth laws or pending investigations
- not have any current or pending enquiry into the operation of its business or the applicant which may lead to future legal proceedings.
In addition to the above general eligibility conditions, the Nick Xynias Multicultural Young Business Person of the Year Award nominees must be aged 35 years or younger as at 30 June 2019.
Failure to meet these eligibility requirements will immediately disqualify your application from being accepted.
Nominees will be required to provide following if shortlisted:
- Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss Statement for the past two financial years certified by a Certified Practicing Accountant or Chartered Accountant
- a high-resolution profile photos (head and shoulders shot) of the nominee (JPEG format at least 2 megabytes in size)
- the business’ logo (in high-resolution format).
Nominees must abide by the following terms and conditions:
- Past nominees and finalists may re-enter the Awards but previous winners are ineligible to apply.
- The information provided by nominees will only be used by members of the selection panel for award selection and for multicultural business promotion purposes (subject to the agreement of the nominee).
- If a nominee is nominated for one category but is more suited to another category, the judges will use their discretion to place that nominee in the appropriate category.
- All nominees must inform the International Relations and Multicultural Affairs Unit in writing (email) if eligibility status (ability to meet the eligibility criteria) changes during the selection panel process.
- Information provided in your application, including but not limited to photographs or digital recordings of the nominee at the Awards and interviews in relation to and arising from the Awards, may be used for media, marketing and promotional material (excluding financial data, which will remain confidential). Such information may be shared within Brisbane City Council and Brisbane Marketing Pty Ltd ABN 86 094 633 262 and the nominee consents and agrees to Brisbane Marketing using the information obtained in relation and in connection with this Application and the Awards for its own marketing and promotional purposes (excluding financial data, which will remain confidential).
- Information arising from and in connection with the online nomination form may involve the transfer and storage of personal information to a country outside of Australia and you consent to this transfer, storage and use of personal information outside of Australia.
- The decision of the selection panel is final and cannot be challenged.
You can view the previous Lord Mayor's Multicultural Awards for Business winners.
If you'd like more information on the awards, contact the International Relations and Multicultural Affairs Unit on 07 3403 8888 or via email.