Celebrating Under The Stars

We have a proud history of celebrating the stars of our business community and in what was an extraordinarily challenging year for businesses across the Illawarra, it was more important than ever for us to share stories of business resilience within our diverse region.

With this in mind the 2020 IMB Bank Illawarra Business Awards were designed to celebrate resilience as well as excellence, highlight the strength and adaptability of local businesses and showcase inspirational business people across the Illawarra, Shoalhaven and the Southern Highlands. 

Stars In Business

Our 2020 category winners inspired the judges with their strong sense of community spirit and commitment to serving the people of the Illawarra.

The businesses and business leaders represented among this group aren’t just stars in their own industry, they’re shining examples of the strength and adaptability that our region has shown over the past 12 months.

2020 Winners

His Boy Elroy

2020 Business of the Year
Sponsored by IMB Bank

Adam McMahon - Dignam Real Estate

2020 Inspiring Business Leader
Sponsored by Access Law Group

Novica Blazeski - Home Instead Senior Care

2020 Inspiring Employee
Sponsored by Age Matters

IOH Injury & Occupational Health

Resilience in Busines
Sponsored by University of Wollongong

His Boy Elroy

Resilience in Small Business
Sponsored by WIN Corporation

Dr Olga Lavalle & Associates

Resilience in Micro Business
Sponsored by Illawarra Mercury


Excellence in Workplace Culture
Sponsored by Peoplecare

Easy Agile & Ericom

Excellence in Customer Service
Sponsored by Dapto Leagues Club

His Boy Elroy

Excellence in Innovation & Adaptability
Sponsored by Wollongong City Council

Burnetts On Barney

Excellence in Sustainability
Sponsored by BlueScope


Excellence in Import & Export
Sponsored by NSW Ports

His Boy Elroy

Excellence in Digital Service Delivery
Sponsored by Port Authority

With Thanks to our Sponsors

We would like to acknowledge the generosity of our partners, sponsors, and everyone who lent their support to bring together this important community event.

Our principal partner IMB Bank has been helping people achieve their financial goals for 140 years. Their ongoing support of the Illawarra Business Awards demonstrates an unwavering commitment to our region and we thank them for their backing over the past five years.

Become A Member

Entry into the Illawarra Business Awards is open exclusively to members. To learn more about the benefits of membership and to consider the advantages it will give your business, please visit our member pages.