Blooming in Business

We have been privileged to serve the business community of the Illawarra through an exceptionally challenging couple of years, and it has been our great pleasure to showcase the best in business during our 27th year of celebrating excellence at the 2021 IMB Bank Illawarra Business Awards. 

Our ‘Blooming in Business’ themed awards ceremony recognised the inspiring businesses who found new and innovative opportunities to grow and flourish, despite the challenges of the global pandemic and related lockdowns, and we were proud to celebrate the vibrancy and diversity of talent in our business community. 

An Inspirational Bunch

2021's award winners are an inspiring group of businesses and individuals who all have their own unique stories to tell. We see a bright future ahead for our business community, and our winners reflect the kind of excellence and business leadership that will drive us forward as a region.

Congratulations to all category winners and highly commended recipients, and thank you to everyone involved in bringing together our 2021 awards program.

2021 Winners

Port Authority of New South Wales (Port Kembla)

2021 Business of the Year
Sponsored by IMB Bank

Michele Adair - Housing Trust

Outstanding Business Leader
Sponsored by Access Law Group

Kylie Flament - Green Connect

Outstanding Young Business Leader
Sponsored by Dapto Leagues Club

Susan Finn - Burnetts on Barney

Outstanding Employee
Sponsored by WIN Network

Port Authority of New South Wales (Port Kembla)

Excellence in Business
Sponsored by University of Wollongong

His Boy Elroy

Excellence in Small Business
Sponsored by NSW Government

Tiny Tins

Excellence in Micro Business
Sponsored by Webb Financial

Wollongong Foot & Ankle Centre

Outstanding Start-up
Sponsored by Port Authority of NSW


Outstanding Community Organisation
Sponsored by Age Matters

Cupitt's Estate & Silos Estate

Excellence in Tourism & Hospitality (joint winners)
Sponsored by PepperGreen Estate

Green Connect

Excellence in Sustainability
Sponsored by BlueScope

MCCI & Warrigal

Excellence in Workplace Culture (joint winners)
Sponsored by Peoplecare

Easy Agile

Excellence in Import & Export
Sponsored by NSW Ports

All Care Health Services Group

Excellence in Customer Service 
Sponsored by IOH Health

Business Valuations Online

Excellence in Innovation 
Sponsored by Wollongong City Council

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 six years.