Entry guidelines - Champion Producer Manufacturer

Champion Producer/Manufacturer

These awards recognise primary producers, agribusinesses and manufacturers of materials, products or technology. These businesses drive customer value through leading edge innovation, operational efficiency, sustainable supply chain practices and high levels of employee engagement.

Who should enter:
This category is open to innovative agribusinesses, manufacturers and primary producers of materials, products and technology.

For example: Growers, farming, agribusinesses, manufacturers, technology and software developers


Question 1: STRATEGY - What opportunities did you identify to achieve consistent growth and improve your production/ manufacturing output? Tell us what you planned to do in order to make your business stand out in the marketplace. Word Count: Maximum 500

Things to consider:
  • Tell us about some of the challenges you may have been facing before implementing your new strategies.
  • How did you go about identifying your opportunities?
  • Outline the goals you set and the strategies you created to achieve them.
  • What unique organisational initiatives did you set out to achieve?

Question 2: EXECUTION - Tell us about the execution of your strategies. What have you done to optimise innovation and improve operations? Word count: Maximum 500

Things to consider:
  • Tell us about how you went about executing your strategies.
  • What challenges, if any did you experienced during implementation?
  • How were your team involved in the roll out of these strategies?
  • In what ways did you show effective leadership and management?

Question 3: PERFORMANCE - What measurable financial and/or non-financial results did you achieve? Word count: Maximum 500

Things to consider:
  • In which markets did you improve your share?
  • Talk us through the types of business growth you experienced.
  • Share any testimonials or feedback you received from clients or business partners
  • How have you optimised innovation and improved operational excellence?
  • Tell us about any rewards and recognition that you have received.

Question 4: IMPACT - Tell us about the positive impact your business has had on people (staff, customers and community), our region and the environment. Word count: Maximum 500

Things to consider:
  • What are the embedded ethical or sustainable supply chain practices that you have put in place?
  • How have you demonstrated environmental stewardship?
  • What are you doing to be socially responsible?
  • Tell us how you are fostering staff wellbeing?

Question 5: RECOGNITION - Summarise in no more than 3 bullet points why you deserve recognition for this category.  Word count: Maximum 500



  • Strategy 10
  • Execution 10
  • Performance 10
  • Impact 10
  • Recognition 5
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