Finalists Announced

2021 IMB Bank


In an exceptionally challenging 12 months for businesses across the region, it has been more important than ever for us to share in stories of businesses finding new and innovative ways to flourish, and to recognise the hard work of the many dedicated staff who have supported businesses during challenging and unprecedented times. We look forward to celebrating these businesses and individuals at our annual black-tie gala ceremony on Friday, 19 November at the WIN Entertainment Centre. 

Key Program Dates

  • Entries Open - 9 June 2021 (9.00am)
  • Entry Deadline - 16 July 2021 (5.00pm)
  • Finalists Announced -  1 September 2021
  • Gala Ceremony - 19 November 2021


Finalists Announced

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.


2021 Categories

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. 


IMB Bank

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. 


Thanks to our sponsors

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.

Sponsored by IOH 

  • All Care Health Services Group
  • Brilliant Blooms
  • C2C Logistics
  • Dr Olga Lavalle & Associates
  • His Boy Elroy
  • Housing Trust
  • Tiny Tins

Sponsored by PepperGreen Estate 

  • Cupitt's Estate
  • Jamberoo Action Park
  • Mt Hay Retreat
  • Silos Estate & Wileys Creek
  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding Shellharbour

Sponsored by Peoplecare 

  • Cupitt's Estate
  • Easy Agile
  • Multicultural Communities Council of Illawarra
  • Warrigal

Sponsored by NSW Ports 

  • Australian Amalgamated Terminals
  • C2C Logistics
  • Easy Agile
  • FinoComp
  • GrainCorp Port Kembla
  • International Cargo Express

Sponsored by Wollongong City Council 

  • Business Valuations Online
  • Dog Force Australia
  • IRT
  • Prological Consulting
  • Virtual IT Group
  • Warrigal

Sponsored by BlueScope

  • Burnetts on Barney
  • Green Connect
  • Little Eco Baby
  • Silos Estate & Wileys Creek
  • Tiny Tins

Sponsored by WIN Network 

  • Abbey Hudson - Poseidon Animal Health
  • Amanda Crehan - South32 Illawarra Metallurgical Coal
  • Enrico Conte - Peoplecare
  • Jodie McDermott - J&T Dale Plumbing
  • Narelle Hawken - Access Law Group
  • Nikayla Beer-Herring - Housing Trust
  • Susan Finn - Burnetts on Barney

Sponsored by Dapto Leagues Club 

  • Elspeth Finney - Shoalhaven Family Law
  • Jessica Turney - Brilliant Blooms
  • Karlie Zec - Tiny Tins
  • Kevin Mcdonald - Future Focus Financial Planning
  • Kylie Flament - Green Connect
  • Lachlan Stevens - His Boy Elroy
  • Melissa Jones - Peoplecare
  • Peter Gillies - Craft Digital Marketing

Sponsored by Access Law Group 

  • Chris Lacey - Multicultural Communities Council of Illawarra
  • Dave Elkan - Easy Agile
  • Kim Armstrong - Kimberlie & Co 
  • Michele Adair - Housing Trust
  • Nick Muldoon - Easy Agile
  • Dr Olga Lavalle - Dr Olga Lavalle & Associates
  • Steve Rogers - Cleary Bros

Sponsored by Age Matters 

  • Green Connect
  • Housing Trust
  • Jervis Bay Maritime Museum + Gallery
  • Multicultural Communities Council of Illawarra
  • Southern Youth and Family Services
  • Warrigal

Sponsored by Port Authority of NSW 

  • Future Focus Financial Planning
  • Insight Legal Solutions
  • Mama Base Illawarra
  • Wollongong Foot and Ankle Centre
  • Yesterday Stories

Sponsored by Webb Financial

  • Bookywoo
  • C2C Logistics
  • Coast Allied Health
  • Dr Olga Lavalle & Associates
  • Leadership Creativity
  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding Shellharbour
  • The Macbain Agency
  • Tiny Tins

Sponsored by Southern Cross Austereo 

  • Craft Digital Marketing
  • Dog Force Australia
  • Haines Glass and Glazing
  • His Boy Elroy
  • Poseidon Animal Health
  • Sea Change Health Professionals
  • The Fold Media

Sponsored by University of Wollongong 

  • Easy Agile
  • FinoComp
  • Internetrix
  • Nowchem
  • Port Authority of New South Wales
  • South32 Illawarra Metallurgical Coal
  • The Illawarra Hotel

Sponsored by IMB Bank

The 2021 IMB Bank Business of the Year is awarded to a category winner who is considered to be a standout across all judging criteria and exemplifies business achievement. You cannot enter this category directly.

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