The businesses and business people represented among our 2021 finalists are a reflection of the diversity of talent and expertise in our business community, and we commend them on their outstanding achievements. This year especially we have seen a very high calibre of applicants and would like to congratulate all entrants who put significant effort into their submissions.
This year's program features 15 award categories recognising our region's most outstanding businesses and individuals. Winners of aligned categories will go on to represent the region at the 2021 State Business Awards later in the year.
It is with great pleasure that we welcome IMB Bank as our principal partner for the 2021 Illawarra Business Awards for a sixth year. IMB Bank have been helping people achieve their financial goals for over 140 years, and their ongoing support of the Illawarra community and local business demonstrates an unwavering commitment to our region.
The IMB Bank Illawarra Business Awards would not be possible without the backing of our valued sponsors and corporate partners, and we encourage the business community to join us in support of these businesses and extend our appreciation to everyone involved in bringing together the 2021 awards program.