Supply Nation’s Supplier Diversity Awards 2017

Australia's only supplier diversity awards are now open!

Share an Australian success story – start your nomination today

Supply Nation’s Supplier Diversity Awards recognise companies, government agencies and individuals who are helping create a prosperous, vibrant and sustainable Indigenous business sector.

All awards are judged by an independent judging panel.

Dates for your diary:

 

Friday 30th September 2016 Awards open
Friday 17th February 2017 Nominations for a person/business outside your organisation close
Friday 3rd March 2017 Nominations for yourself, a colleague or your organisation close
Thursday 4th May, 2017 Winners announced at the Gala Awards Dinner at The Star, Sydney

 

What’s New?

  1. New Categories: we've introduced two new awards this year
    1. 'Young Indigenous Entrepreneur of the Year'
    2. 'Indigenous Businesswoman of the Year'
  2. Streamlined process: you'll notice that the nomination process has streamlined criteria and new online forms which you can start, save and return to at any time until you're ready to submit for judging.

If you would like to nominate someone outside your organisation for any of the categories, please click here: https://www.research.net/r/NominateAnyone2017

We encourage you to nominate yourself, a colleague or your organisation using the links below.

Award Categories

  1. Corporate Member of the Year – sponsored by Kulbardi

    This award recognises a corporate member that has demonstrated exceptional commitment and leadership and driven significant growth in supplier diversity.
    The winner will have:

    • Developed a strong procurement program with Supply Nation Indigenous-owned businesses
    • Demonstrated procurement spend with Supply Nation Indigenous-owned businesses
    • Engaged in supplier diversity leadership and advocacy
    • Shown leadership in supplier development and capacity building
    • Demonstrated growth in the number and value of contracts awarded to Indigenous-owned businesses
    • Demonstrated growth in the number of Indigenous-owned businesses in the supply chain
    Nominate here: https://www.research.net/r/CorporateMember2017

     

  2. Government Member of the Year – sponsored by Wesfarmers

    This award recognises a government member that has demonstrated exceptional commitment, engagement and leadership in supplier diversity and driven significant growth in the Indigenous business sector.

    The winner will have:

    • Developed a strong procurement program with Supply Nation Indigenous-owned businesses
    • Demonstrated procurement spend with Supply Nation Indigenous-owned businesses
    • Engaged in supplier diversity leadership and advocacy
    • Shown leadership in supplier development and capacity building
    • Demonstrated growth in the number and value of contracts awarded to Indigenous-owned businesses
    • Demonstrated growth in the number of Indigenous-owned businesses in the supply chain
    Nominate here: https://www.research.net/r/GovernmentMember2017

     

  3. Certified Supplier of the Year – sponsored by Telstra

    This award recognises a Certified Supplier that has driven significant growth in their business and has demonstrated ongoing engagement with Supply Nation and / or our members.

    This award is open to current Supply Nation Certified Suppliers who are listed on Indigenous Business Direct.

    The winner will have:

    • Demonstrated how they sustainably embed their organisation in the supply chains of Supply Nation members and / or other Indigenous-owned businesses
    • Demonstrated increased business engagements with Supply Nation members and / or Indigenous-owned businesses
    • Engaged in supplier diversity leadership and advocacy including participating in and/ or hosting events
    • Demonstrated activity in building and promoting long term relationships with fellow Indigenous-owned businesses, members and and / or advocates of supplier diversity
    • Demonstrated organisational growth e.g. increased revenue / employment etc.
    Nominate here: https://www.research.net/r/CertifiedSupplier2017

     

  4. Registered Supplier of the Year

    This award recognises a Registered Indigenous Business that has driven significant growth in their business and has demonstrated ongoing engagement with Supply Nation and / or our members.

    The winner will have:

    • A well-articulated and active strategy to sustainably embed their organisation in the supply chains of Supply Nation Member organisations
    • Demonstrated financial activity with Supply Nation Members
    • Engaged in supplier diversity leadership and advocacy including participating in and/ or hosting events
    • Demonstrated activity in building and promoting long term relationships with fellow suppliers, members and advocates of supplier diversity
    • Provided financial analysis demonstrating organisational growth
    Nominate here: https://www.research.net/r/RegisteredSupplier2017

     

  5. Supplier Diversity Advocate of the Year – sponsored by Westpac

    This award recognises an individual from a member organisation or Indigenous-owned business who has driven supplier diversity growth and development within their organisation and / or the Indigenous Business Sector.

    The winner will have:

    • Led their organisation and / or the wider sector as a champion of supplier diversity
    • Actively and consistently worked to develop and strengthen networks to support supplier diversity both internally and externally
    • Developed and successfully implemented procurement guidelines and / or strategies to ensure that supplier diversity programs are sustainably embedded within their organisation
    • Demonstrated strong engagement with the Supply Nation team and other Supply Nation members and Indigenous-owned businesses through transactions and events
    Nominate here: https://www.research.net/r/SupplierDiversityAdvocate2017

     

  6. Procurement Professional of the Year – sponsored by BP

    This award recognises an individual from a Supply Nation member organisation who has driven significant growth in sustainable supplier diversity through their organisation's supply chain.

    The winner will have demonstrated success in:

    • Supplier diversity leadership and advocacy within their organisation and the wider sector
    • Demonstrated growth in spend with Supply Nation Indigenous-owned businesses year on year
    • Demonstrated growth in the number of Supply Nation Indigenous-owned businesses in the supply chain
    • Demonstrated success in the implementation of sustainable approaches to driving supplier diversity through their organisation’s supply chain
    Nominate here: https://www.research.net/r/ProcurementProfessional2017
  7. Supplier Diversity Partnership of the Year – sponsored by ANZ

    This award recognises two or more organisations (Supply Nation Indigenous-owned businesses and/or members) that have worked in partnership to contribute to the growth of the sector and/or specific Indigenous-owned businesses. Such partnerships can include mentoring, joint ventures, consortia bids, and / or strategic alliances.

    The winning partnership will have:

    • Developed successful business opportunities with demonstrated growth for the partnership and / or both parties
    • Demonstrated shared goals, risk and vision between the parties
    • Provided an example to others in developing strong partnerships

     

    Nominate here: https://www.research.net/r/Partnership2017

  8. Young Indigenous Entrepreneur of the Year – sponsored by EY

    This award recognises a young Indigenous entrepreneur who has successfully brought their business idea to fruition, can demonstrate the potential for significant growth in the years to come and has demonstrated ongoing engagement with Supply Nation and / or our members and Indigenous-owned businesses.

    The winner will:

    • Be an Indigenous person under 30 years old as at January 1st 2017
    • Be an owner and founder / co-founder of a Certified Supplier or Registered Indigenous-owned Business listed on Indigenous Business Direct which has been in operation for at least one year
    • Have demonstrated growth since starting the business (e.g. turnover, staff employed, contracts won)
    • Have demonstrated plans for continued growth
    Nominate here: https://www.research.net/r/YoungIndigenousEntrepreneur2017

     

  9. Indigenous Businesswoman of the Year – sponsored by IAG

    This award recognises a female Indigenous business owner who has driven significant and sustainable growth in her business and has demonstrated ongoing engagement with Supply Nation and / or our members and Indigenous-owned businesses.

    The winner will:

    • Be an Indigenous woman
    • Be the owner of a Certified Supplier or Registered Indigenous-owned business which has been in operation for at least three years
    • Have demonstrated business growth (e.g. turnover, staff employed, contracts won)
    • Have demonstrated plans for continued growth
    Nominate here: https://www.research.net/r/IndigenousBusinesswoman2017

     

  10. Outstanding Impact Award – sponsored by Lendlease

    The final "Outstanding Impact Award" will be selected from the finalists of all other award categories. This award recognises an organisation or individual that has made an outstanding impact on supplier diversity and / or the growth of the Indigenous business sector.

    The achievements and efforts of the organisation or individual illustrate the potential to drive growth and achieve a truly prosperous, vibrant and sustainable Indigenous business sector.

    The successful nominee will have:

    • Made an outstanding contribution to growing supplier diversity
    • Achieved excellence in one or more of the previous award categories by placing as a finalist
    • Demonstrated a broader impact on the growth of the Indigenous business sector.

     

    There is no separate nomination form for this award. All finalists from the previous categories will automatically be considered for this award.