Enter for the Swedish Business in Australia Awards 2023

The Swedish Australian Chamber of Commerce would like to take this opportunity to invite you to participate in the 2023 Swedish Business in Australia Awards. The awards provide a great platform for companies and individuals to showcase their business within the Swedish-Australian business community and present the importance their business plays. It is also a great opportunity to be recognised at a state and national level for being a business leader in an area, a specific project or field of expertise, and offers invaluable promotional possibilities.

Once again, we are pleased to have the opportunity to co-host this event with the Embassy of Sweden. Eligible winners of the Business Awards will be presented at the Swedish Business in Australia Awards & Christmas Dinner 23 November 2023 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney. Find out more and purchase tickets here.


Nominating your business for the Swedish Business Awards provides businesses/ professionals with an unparalleled opportunity to:

‣  Gain recognition at regional, state and national level

‣  Raise the profile and showcase businesses/professionals throughout the awards campaign

‣  Build a reputation for excellence within and outside of your industry

‣  Boost employer morale through the recounting of business success

‣  Marketing opportunities

‣  Credibility and endorsement as being a leading business/professional

The Awards are run on a non-profit basis and acknowledge Swedish business achievements in Australia. Award recipients are Swedish related businesses and professionals that demonstrate the core values of business excellence and achievements that have helped to develop a positive profile for Swedish business in Australia. The jury consists of selected independent Directors of SACC. Finalists and award winners will be expected to be members of the SACC prior to the awards presentation. www.swedishchamber.com.au/membership/

Entries for the 2023 award categories are now open and we welcome any company/enterprise/business executive or entrepreneur in Australia with a strong relationship with Sweden to nominate. We also encourage organisations and individuals to nominate for a specific project for example a sustainability focused product/service, an innovative campaign, or change.


1. Excellence in Innovation

Open to all Swedish or Swedish-Australian businesses; large or small, newcomer or established. Recognises businesses that have made significant contributions to their industry through the introduction, improvement and implementation of an innovative solution or idea, a method, technology, process or application, new, existing or long-term.

2. Excellence in Sustainability

Recognises organisations that execute initiatives that demonstrate leadership and commitment to sustainable business practices in planning, operations, specific projects, marketing and/or in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) to achieve a sustainable future. We encourage businesses of all sizes and sectors that go above and beyond to achieve any of the SDG’s, to reduce the impact of their operations on the environment and/or provide products and services that have positive environmental outcomes.

3. Excellence in Entrepreneurship

The Excellence in Entrepreneurship award recognises the efforts and achievements of exceptional entrepreneurs, individuals and businesses (large or small) who are working in the field of entrepreneurship development.

4. Excellence in Partnership and Collaboration

This award is intended to recognise achievements associated with partnerships and collaborations that develop, maintain, and grow successful Swedish-Australian collaboration, knowledge exchange, R&D, and creative and sustainable business development.

5. Excellence in Social Impact

Recognises businesses/organisations/individuals that implement initiatives that have a positive and sustainable impact on the community and generate outcomes that have a long-term benefit. Initiatives can include but are not limited to projects, programs, processes, systems, developments, ventures and undertakings.

Note – businesses/professionals may nominate for more than one award, however separate nominations are required for each category


Any organisation/professional/business executive in Australia can nominate. Nominations can be made by the organisation/individual (self-nomination) or another party, providing the nominated organisation/individual is informed and agrees to the nomination. All nominated organisations will be contacted for their agreement to be nominated and judged.

Finalists and award winners will be expected to be members of the SACC prior to the awards presentation. www.swedishchamber.com.au/membership/

Deadline for entries is 31 October 2023.

Please submit all details via the online entry form: https://www.swedishchamber.com.au/business-awards-entry-form/

If you would like to include examples, data, ppt, video clips or photographs these can be included as file attachments at the end of the form. If you have any questions or issues with registering please contact us.

Awards winners 2020: https://www.swedishchamber.com.au/the-swedish-business-in-australia-award-winners-2020

Awards winners 2021: https://www.swedishchamber.com.au/the-swedish-business-in-australia-award-winners-2021

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