Award nominations open Thursday 26 September 2019 a tick
Award nominations close Friday 11 December 2020 a tick
Award winners announced Wednesday 26 May 2021 a tick

Corporate Member of the Year

This award recognises a corporate member that has demonstrated exceptional commitment and leadership and driven significant growth in supplier diversity.

Government Member of the Year


Sponsored by: Evolve FM

This award recognises a government member that has demonstrated exceptional commitment, engagement and leadership in supplier diversity and driven significant growth in the Indigenous business sector.

Certified Supplier of the Year


Sponsored by: Telstra

This award recognises a Certified Supplier that has driven significant growth in their business and has demonstrated ongoing engagement with Supply Nation and / or our members.

This award is open to current Supply Nation Certified Suppliers that are listed on Indigenous Business Direct.

Registered Supplier of the Year


Sponsored by: BP

This award recognises a Registered Indigenous Business that has driven significant growth in their business and has demonstrated ongoing engagement with Supply Nation and / or our members.

Supplier Diversity Advocate of the Year


Sponsored by: Laing O’Rourke

This award recognises an individual from a member organisation or Indigenous business who has driven supplier diversity growth and development within their organisation and / or the Indigenous business sector.

Procurement Professional of the Year

This award recognises an individual who works within the procurement department of a Supply Nation member organisation and has driven significant growth in sustainable supplier diversity through their organisation's supply chain.

Young Indigenous Entrepreneur of the Year


Sponsored by: EY

This award recognises a young Indigenous entrepreneur who has successfully brought their business idea to fruition, can demonstrate the potential for significant growth in the years to come and has demonstrated ongoing engagement with Supply Nation and / or our members and Indigenous businesses.

Indigenous Businesswoman of the Year


Sponsored by: Westpac

This award recognises a female Indigenous business owner who has driven significant and sustainable growth in her business and has demonstrated ongoing engagement with Supply Nation and / or our members and Indigenous businesses.

Emerging Indigenous Exporter of the Year


Sponsored by: Austrade

This award recognises an Indigenous business that has successfully entered the export market within the last three years; can demonstrate potential for future export growth and that has demonstrated ongoing engagement with Supply Nation and / or our members and Indigenous businesses.

Supplier Diversity Partnership of the Year


Sponsored by: ANZ

This award recognises two organisations (Supply Nation Indigenous businesses and / or members) that have worked in partnership to contribute to the growth of the sector and /or specific Indigenous businesses. Such partnerships can include mentoring, programs, consortia bids, and / or strategic alliances.

Outstanding Impact Award


Sponsored by: Wesfarmers

This award recognises an organisation or individual that has made an outstanding impact on supplier diversity and / or the growth of the Indigenous business sector. The winner is selected from the finalists of all other award categories.

The achievements and efforts of the winning organisation or individual illustrate the potential to drive growth and achieve a truly prosperous, vibrant and sustainable Indigenous business sector.