Supply Nation’s Supplier Diversity Awards recognise companies, government agencies and individuals who are helping to foster a prosperous, vibrant and sustainable Indigenous business sector.

This year, we are proud to recognise two new award categories in honour of two individuals who made tremendous contributions to their communities and to the growth of the sector:

    • Sam Tjengala Reuben Award recognising Young Entrepreneur of the Year
    • Dr Dean Jarrett Award recognising Outstanding Impact

We are thrilled to announce the winners for the Supplier Diversity Awards 2022. Congratulations to all of the award finalists and thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination.

All awards are judged by an independent judging panel and audited by an independent audit firm.

Award nominations open Wednesday 10 November 2021 a tick
Award nominations close Friday 25 February 2022 a tick
Award winners announced Wednesday 25 May 2022 a tick

Certified Supplier of the Year WINNER

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.

Supplier Diversity Advocate of the Year WINNER

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.

Corporate Member of the Year WINNER

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

Procurement Professional of the Year WINNER

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.

Registered Supplier of the Year WINNER

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.

Indigenous Businesswoman of the Year WINNER

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 WINNER

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.

Sam Tjengala Reuben Award recognising Young Entrepreneur of the Year WINNER

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.

Government Member of the Year WINNER

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.

Supplier Diversity Partnership of the Year WINNER

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.

Dr Dean Jarrett Award recognising Outstanding Impact WINNER

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.

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.