The nine award categories are as follows:
Message Stick Corporate Member of the Year - Sponsored by Message Stick Group
The Corporate Member who has been transacting within or in excess of their annual goal; engaged in supplier diversity leadership and advocacy (both internally and externally through second tier opportunity and industry forums); and engaged supplier development activity.
Government Member of the Year
The Government Member who has been transacting with Supply Nation Certified Suppliers; engaged in supplier diversity leadership and advocacy (both internally and externally through second tier opportunity and industry forums); and engaged in supplier development activity.
IBA Certified Supplier of the Year - Sponsored by Indigenous Business Australia (IBA)
The Supply Nation Certified Supplier who has achieved or exceeded their transaction expectations, shown significant business activity and growth plans and engaged with Supply Nation.
Up and Coming Member - Sponsored by BP
A new Supply Nation Member (committed in the last 12 months) who has shown immediate enthusiasm and involvement, and is continually promoting the Supply Nation cause.
Telstra Up and Coming Certified Supplier - Sponsored by Telstra
A new Supply Nation Certified Supplier (certified in the last 12 months) who has been been pro-active in seizing the opportunities that Supply Nation provides, and taking full advantage of our services.
Supplier Diversity Advocate of the Year - Sponsored by National Australia Bank (NAB)
An individual from a member organisation, who has actively pursued the entrenchment of supplier diversity and development. This may be via internal forums, communications, procurement guidelines and engagement with the Supply Nation team and suppliers through transactions and events.
Supplier Diversity Partnership of the Year - Sponsored by Wesfarmers Limited
A Supply Nation Member and Certified Supplier, whose partnership has embodied the development component of the supplier diversity model, while delivering tangible results for the supplier company.
(New Category) Qantas Supplier to Supplier Partnership of the Year - Sponsored by Qantas
This award recognises Supply Nation Certified Suppliers who have worked in partnership to help grow each others businesses. Such partnerships can include mentoring, joint ventures, consortia bids, and / or strategic alliances.
An extraordinary contribution to Supply Nation, supplier diversity and the growth of Indigenous business. The achievements and efforts of the enterprise or individual are exemplary of Supply Nation’s mission to transform the Indigenous business sector.