EMO Trans Outback Business Awards
EMO Trans Outback Business Awards
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EMO Trans Northern Outback Business Awards



The 2016 EMO Trans Northern Outback Business Awards will celebrate Northern Outback businesses, recognise outstanding contributions to the growth of our economy and provide a vibrant showcase of innovation and progression from the region's businesses. 

"Northern Outback" encompasses the local Government areas of Boulia, Burke, Carpentaria, Cloncurry,
Croydon, Doomadgee, Etheridge, Flinders, McKinlay, Mornington, Mount Isa and Richmond.

Recognising Northern Outback business industry leaders through the acknowledgement of innovative business processes, product development, sustainability and overall business success; the Awards also recognise the important social and environmental contributions made by organisations through excellence of service, commitment to their customers, philanthropic ideals, ethical behaviour and environmental sustainability.

These awards are a prime opportunity to recognise and reward the efforts and achievements of businesses throughout the region - which includes the recognition of the outstanding contributions made to the growth of our economy and showcase the vibrant information and progression from the region's businesses.

Want to know more? Contact our Event Coordinator today
Katie Schrodter P- 0400 089 222 E- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Nominations for the 2016 EMO Trans Northern Outback Business Awards are NOW CLOSED!

Nominations closed FRI SEPTEMBER 16, 2016. Submissions for nominated businesses closed FRI SEPTEMBER 23, 2016

Award Categories 



Business Growth

        10 or less employees with thanks to Mt Isa ISUZU Ute

Customer Service Hero – Services Sector Award with thanks to Mount Isa Coaches

Customer Service Hero – Skilled Sector Award with thanks to Stanwell Mica Creek Power Station

        More than 10 employees with thanks to Helloworld Mount Isa

Customer Service Hero – Community Sector Award with thanks to North West Star

Business Innovation with thanks to Glencore Mount Isa Mines


By entering one of the eight main business categories, you may also be eligible for consideration for the below awards:

        10 or less employees

        More than 10 employees

Sustainability in Business with thanks to QantasLink

Young Business Person of the Year with thanks to PJL Group

New Investment with thanks to The Buffs Club

Indigenous Business of the Year with thanks to Imparja Television

        10 or less employees

Hall of Fame with thanks to Mount Isa City Council

        More than 10 employees

Business of the Year Award with thanks to EMOTrans

Corporate Citizenship with thanks to Adels Grove

Chamber Choice

Workplace of Choice with thanks to Discovery Parks

Emerging Business with thanks to Incitec Pivot

        10 or less employees

Digital Strategy Award with thanks Marker Aviation

        More than 10 employees


Community Organisation with thanks to Diamantina Power Station


 Service Excellence


        Professional Services Sector with thanks to Mount Isa Trophies


        Health & Beauty Sector with thanks to Engineering Excellence


        Hospitality & Tourism Sector with thanks Hertz Mount Isa


        Trades & Services Sector with thanks to TAFE Queensland North


        Retail Sector with thanks to Autobarn Opposite Lock Mount Isa


        Employment, Education & Training Sector with thanks to the Mount Isa Irish Club

        Social & Community Sector with thanks to The BOSS Shop




DINNER TICKETS for the 2016 EMO Trans Northern Outback Business Awards are now sold out with THEATRE TICKETS still available.

Available from the Mount Isa Civic Centre reception, upstairs theatre seating offers a birds eye view of all of the entertainment of the gala evening's award presentations with hors d'oeuvres on arrival for just $55.

The Civic Centre will also be offering pre-purchased beverage packages and bar tabs which can be secured at the time of purchasing your tickets.


*Special Dietary Requirements- Should you have special dietary requirements please let our Event Coordinator know well in advance and your needs will be catered for E- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

QantasLink Lucky Door Prize- Simply by attending the 2016 EMOTrans Northern Outback Business Awards you will go in the draw to win 'return flights for 2 to Brisbane (ex Isa)' 

Meet special guest Emcee Carly from HOT FM West Qld

 Special thanks goes out to those sponsors and partners supporting the 2016 EMO Trans Northern Outback Business Awards 


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Commerce North West

Commerce North West has a proud history of serving the region as an active leader and strong voice for the commercial, industrial, civic and general interests of North West Queensland. Commerce North West is also a proactive force involved in employment issues, regional and economic development, government relations, tourism and events management.

We drive and promote a number of local spend initiatives including the Buy Local Campaign and the Buy Local Gift Card to help encourage local spending.

Our members also offer significant discounts to other members here.

In addition to this, Commerce North West has also taken on various roles to provide services to the business community. This includes providing demographic and economic information to members, developing the Quick Smart Easifind (local business directory), facilitating the Emo Trans Northern Outback Business Awards, Workpac Best Dressed Premises, organising networking events and coordinating the Mount Isa Mining Expo (MineX).

In 2016 we aim to bring you some additional events including the Baby and Toddler Expo, the Springtime Markets in addition to building on our networking events and Business Lunches.

Contact us to become a member today

View our member benefits here 

Download our membership application form here

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