Business Excellence Awards
The Business Excellence Awards (BEAs) is the Chamber’s most prominent awards event that happens every November with an open participation for all businesses and organisations in the Solomon Islands.
The BEAs was initiated in 2013 with the support of the Solomon Islands Government and has quickly grown popular within the business community, attracting increased submissions over the years. The awards ceremony gives the perfect platform for business owners to take a fresh look at their operation and have it assessed by experts.
The BEAs offer unparalleled networking opportunities and the chance to reinforce credibility, pursue new ventures and build profiles. Overall it is an occasion for celebrating success, sharing stories and inspiring others.
The Awards are separated into categories leading with the top Prime Minister's Business Excellence Award (also known as the Prime Minister’s Award) and individual award for Entrepreneur of the Year Award and categorized businesses.
Prime Minister's Business Excellence Award
The Prime Minister’s Best Excellence Award is the grand prize and ultimate award in the Business Excellence Awards. It is the only category not open for nomination and will be the judges selection of the standout organisation or individual across all the nominations received. The Judges will select from all nominations a single organisation that has the “wow-factor” with a thread of consistency across some or all of the award categories. The company and/or individual eligible for this award must have won at least 1 award in another category.
YECSI Entrepreneur of the Year
The YECSI Entrepreneur of the Year award is a new addition for the 2019 BEA. This new category focuses on the contribution of a dynamic, creative and visionary young entrepreneur. The winner must demonstrate drive, innovation, an entrepreneurial attitude, market awareness and operational efficiency. The winner of this award is held up as an example of what an enterprising young individual can achieve in business.
Entrepreneur of the Year
The award focuses on the contribution of a dynamic, creative and visionary leader. The winner must demonstrate drive, innovation, an entrepreneurial attitude, market awareness and operational efficiency. The winner of this award is held up as an example of what an enterprising individual can achieve in business.
Large Business of the Year
The Large Business of the Year is categorised for businesses with over 50 employees who have demonstrated excellence in service delivery, a reputable employer and have made an impact in the business community.
Medium Business of the Year
The Medium Business of the Year is for businesses who have between 10 to 50 employees and who have demonstrated excellence in service delivery, a reputable employer and have made an impact in the business community.
Small Business of the Year
This award is reserved for small businesses who have less than 10 employees and who have demonstrated excellence in service delivery, a reputable employer and have made an impact in the business community.
New Business of the Year
The New Business of the Year award is for businesses established in the most recent financial year. This award goes to the business that best demonstrates leadership, innovation, practices, growth and positive return on investment.
Business Contribution to Sustainable Development & Community
This award will reward the organisation that can best demonstrate a company-wide commitment to Sustainable Development and to their local community. The concept of Sustainable Development has its root from UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) calling to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. Provide a detailed explanation of the policy or project that positively impact on sustainable development and/or your local community regarding inclusive and transparent economic growth; harmonious and fair social development; innovative waste management; or green and resilient environmental development.
Innovation & Technology Award
The newly introduced Innovation & Technology Award is for businesses or who have effectively used innovative approaches to their business operations and utilised technology advance their business.
Tourism Business of the Year
This category has been added to recognise the outstanding delivery of tourism services and attractions that attract significant visitor numbers, enhance the visitor experience and integrate with other tourism products and services. This category also recognises tourism operations and events that foster an understanding and appreciation of Solomon Islands culture, history, heritage, tradition and the arts.
Agribusiness of the Year
This category is designed to celebrate and applaud the outstanding achievements of those businesses making a significant contribution to Solomon islands Agriculture.