Awards and Categories

Our Awards categories represent the diverse industries and ways that companies champion growth and deliver impact to their communities.

From the overall Growth Company of the Year to awards that celebrate burgeoning industries, IPOs, turnarounds and exceptional Women in Leadership, there are numerous opportunities to be celebrated for growth and impact in your industry.

Discover the different award categories and eligibility criteria below.

Growth Company of the Year Award

The Growth Company of the Year Award is our most prestigious award and is reserved for the most promising and innovative company from the hundreds that apply. All entries will automatically be considered for the Growth Company of the Year Award category, as well as getting the chance to be a winner in their preferred category.

Industry Categories

Business Services

Consumer Goods

Critical Minerals

Financial Services

Health and Life Sciences

Industry and Manufacturing

New Energy

Technology

Transport and Logistics

Eligibility Criteria – Industry Categories

Be at least 50% Australian-owned company, be listed in Australia, or have significant operations in Australia;
Have been in business for more than two years; and
Demonstrate annual turnover in the range of $25 million to $600 million

Other Categories

Growth Leader of the Year Award

Celebrating the founders who are breaking boundaries and leading their team into the future.

Eligibility

Eligibility Criteria – Growth Leader of the Year Award:

  • Be an Australian citizen or resident;
  • Has worked in the relevant industry for more than two years; and
  • Be involved (CEO/C-suite/Executive director or equivalent position) in a company with annual turnover in the range of $25 million to $600 million.

Company to Watch Award

Awarded to the start-up that’s making waves and on a rocketship for growth.

Eligibility

Eligibility Criteria – Company to Watch Award:

  • Be an Australian company;
  • Have been in business for more than two years; and
  • Demonstrate annual turnover of over $5 million

Social Impact Award

Celebrating the founders who are breaking boundaries and leading their team into the future.

Eligibility

Eligibility Criteria – Social Impact Award:

  • Be at least 50% Australian-owned company, be listed in Australia, or have significant operations in Australia;
  • Have been in business for more than two years; and
  • Demonstrate growth in one or more of the following areas of impact measurement:
  • Dollars raised;
    Sponsor or member growth;
  • Employee or volunteer growth; and
  • Number of individuals helped, or number of lives changed.

Ansarada Deal of the Year Award

For start-ups who are operating in, or expanding into New Zealand.

Eligibility

Eligibility Criteria – Ansarada Deal of the Year Award:

  • Be a sale, acquisition or merger of one or more Australian companies.
  • Have closed in FY24.
  • Be valued in the range of $25 million to $600 million.