2020 PICCI Business Awards Application

Welcome to the 2020 Pilbara Inland Chamber of Commerce & Industry Business Awards application. Please ensure you have read the submission information on our website prior to completing this application. If you would prefer a paper submission please contact Tina at PICCI on 0428 151 122 or email PilbaraInlandCCI@gmail.com with your request.

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* 1. Business Name

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* 2. Key Contact Person

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* 3. ABN

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* 4. Physical Address

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* 5. Phone Number

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* 6. Email Address

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* 7. Website
(if applicable)

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* 8. Social Media Links
(if applicable)

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* 9. What award category/categories are you entering? 
You can select more than 1

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* 10. Entrants Declaration

In submitting this entry:
I/We agree that all information provided is truthful and accurately reflects the business being entered.

I/We acknowledge that the judging panel decision is final and will not be subject to any challenge.

I/We acknowledge that submissions and support material will not be returned.

I/We agree that any material supplied in this submission may be reproduced in media announcements and the PICCI publications except that which is identified as confidential.

I/We acknowledge that all information I/we provide in questions 11 to 20 will be kept confidential, only the information provided question 21 for the People's Choice will be made available to the public. 

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* 11. Give a general overview of your business – a brief history and summary of your current operations (max. 500 words)  
Your answer should set the scene for the judges and demonstrate your eligibility for your chosen category.

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* 12. Describe your products and/or services, in particular what makes with unique and sets them apart from your competitors. (max. 250 words) 
What is unique or special about your business offering – location, product range, availability, exceptional service etc?

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* 13. Give an overview of how well your business has performed financially over the past 12 months. 
This answer may be presented in alternate methods including graph or chart formats. You can provide either actual figures or percentages to show year on year comparison. Has the cost and/or reliability of goods & services had a financial effect on your business. If you are in the early stages of your business or recently invested in further developing your business, explain how this has affected your financial performance. If using alternative methods please email supporting documentation to PilbaraInlandCCI@gmail.com and make a note of this below. 

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* 14. List two or three future goals for your business and what specific actions you are taking or plan to take to achieve them. (max. 250 words) 
Outline your business plans for the future, what changes you are making or will need to make (if any) to your operations to attain these goals. For example, employ more staff, develop new products/services, upskill or further training, marketing

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* 15. Describe your target customers, how you market to them and the effectiveness of your marketing activities. (Max. 250 words) 
Provide a clear profile of your target customers and explain how you promote your business offering to them. For example, do you use social media, website, business networking, referral. Include details of how you measure marketing success and what results you get from your marketing activities.

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* 16. What strategies does your business use to ensure customer satisfaction and do you have any processes in place to measure customer satisfaction and respond to customer feedback? (Max. 250 words) 
Clearly describe what you do to ensure your customers keep coming back to your business. How do you get customer feedback to gauge their level of satisfaction and how do you use and/or action this feedback? For example, social media feedback, in person, feedback forms, surveys etc?

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* 17. What strategies do you use to recruit, motivate and retain staff? (Max. 250 words)
(Do not answer this question if you are an applicant in the Home Business or Owner-Operator categories) 
Describe the process you use to attract good staff, what day to day and long-term measures do you use to ensure staff enjoy working for you and feel appreciated.

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* 18. What sets your business apart in your industry? (Max. 250 words) 
Outline using specific examples what makes your business stand out from your competitors. For example, service provided, training to staff, location, knowledge, resources, equipment etc.

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* 19. What contributions does your business make to the local community? (Max. 250 words) 
Clearly describe how your business contributes to the local community. For example, do you try to source local supplies, employ local staff, donate to charities or community groups, participate in community events etc?

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* 20. Are you a member of the Pilbara Inland Chamber of Commerce & Industry

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* 21. Peoples Choice Award
If you are applying for the People's Choice Award, you must complete the below. The information you type below will be available to the public, all information in questions 11 to 20 will remain confidential.


Please provide the community and/or public voters a general overview and history of your business including what products and/or services you provide.
How long have you been in business, what type of business category are you in, how do you stand out in the community etc. Think of this as an advertising blog to share with the voters.

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