The process to find the leading brokers in each state has begun, with nominations now open for the 2015 Better Business Awards.
The state-based awards, which are an initiative of The Adviser and principal partner NAB Broker, recognise each state’s leading businesses, teams, marketing strategies and integrated offerings.
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The inaugural Better Business Awards, which occurred over February and March, attracted over 360 nominations, from which 235 finalists and 69 winners were determined.
The coveted Broker of the Year gongs were claimed by a mix of veteran stars and young guns: Justin Doobov in NSW, Mark Davis in Victoria, Matt Cunliffe in Queensland, Bianca Patterson in Western Australia and Wendy Higgins in South Australia.
The Adviser’s editor, John Bastick, said he expected the 2015 Better Business Awards to generate strong interest given how well this year’s series of events was received.
“The fantastic thing about the Better Business Awards is that they’re state-based and acknowledge smaller players doing exceptional things in their own territories,” he said.
“There are many outstanding brokers with really clever business strategies, but because they’re not writing huge volumes for whatever reason, they’re often overlooked by the industry.
“This is a perfect chance for brokers to gain recognition across a wide range of categories – and then use that recognition to boost their presence in their local communities.”
The judging process includes an online submission that covers key business indicators and asks a series of open-ended questions across a range of business topics.
Finalists will be then be selected, with the winners to be announced at the state awards dinners in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth between February 19 and March 19.