With over 100 businesses completing an online entry, the scores for the 2018 competition were very close.
Businesses were asked to submit a completed entry form via a new online entry portal, operated by the NSW Business Chamber, which allowed independent judges to easily collate and score each entrant. The final score was supported by public voting and a ‘mystery shop’ for the top four in each category to determine first place. Over 4,700 public votes were received online, with an additional 342 paper votes, to complete the final tally.
Our judges – independent business professionals from across the region – were very pleased to see the entrants challenging their skills and providing plenty of detail by which to assess each submission. In some categories, the scores were literally one or two points apart, so our judges were very grateful for the added support from the public voting and mystery shop.
Port Chamber would like to extend its warmest congratulations to all finalists and encourage them to enter again in 2019.
To view the 2018 finalists, please follow the link below: