2022 IBA Table


La Dolce Vita

The 2022 IMB Bank Illawarra Business Awards embraced La Dolce Vita, bringing the essence of 'the sweet life' and a taste of the picturesque Amalfi Coast to the shores of the Illawarra. 

In what was another challenging 12 months for businesses across the region, we found it more important than ever to share the stories of businesses finding new and innovative paths to success, and to recognise the hard work of the many dedicated staff who have supported businesses through thick and thin.


Our finalists this year have shown the Illawarra community how fortunate we all are to have such a talented pool of individuals driving the fortunes of our local economy forward.

The region’s prospects across an expanding range of sectors – and in small and medium enterprise particularly – are thriving, and our 2022 winners are a showcase of the many businesses grasping those opportunities.

2022 Winners

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2022 Business of the Year
Sponsored by IMB Bank

Renee Knight - CareSouth

Outstanding Business Leader
Sponsored by Access Law Group

Brett Wright - Peoplecare Health Cover

Outstanding Young Business Leader
Sponsored by Dapto Leagues Club

Luke Attenborough - Housing Trust

Outstanding Employee
Sponsored by WIN Network
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Excellence in Business
Sponsored by University of Wollongong

Webb Financial  

Excellence in Small Business
Sponsored by South32

Mrs Oldbucks Pantry

Excellence in Micro Business
Sponsored by Adcraft Studio

Banksia Support Services

Outstanding Start-up
Sponsored by Port Authority of NSW
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Housing Trust

Outstanding Community Organisation
Sponsored by Warrigal


Excellence in Import & Export
Sponsored by NSW Ports

The Pines

Excellence in Sustainability
Sponsored by BlueScope

Easy Agile

Excellence in Workplace Culture
Sponsored by Peoplecare
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Virtual IT Group

Excellence in Innovation
Sponsored by Wollongong City Council

Curran Plumbing

Excellence in Customer Service 
Sponsored by IOH Health

PepperGreen Estate

Excellence in Tourism & Hospitality
Sponsored by Destination Wollongong


Excellence in Tech
Sponsored by Siligong Valley

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 seven years.