To recognise the positive contribution business makes to communities across the country, the Business Council has launched the first ever Business Council of Australia annual awards.
Known as The Biggies the awards will celebrate the best of the people - and the businesses they are a part of - who have gone above and beyond to help the community.
Australians have been through an extraordinary and challenging 12 months.
True to the Australian spirit people have pulled together, supported each other and offered a helping hand. Throughout this period, the business community has stood with them.
Together let’s celebrate the positive impact of business in the community.
As the crisis over summer unfolded, our members wasted no time in rolling up their sleeves and mobilising an enormous emergency response.
Many of them immediately introduced emergency leave for volunteers; donated millions to charities; delivered goods on the grounds; and waived or delayed debts for affected customers, and small and local businesses.
Business deployed their considerable know-how, resources, expertise, and people, to help communities most in need.
When a once in a generation health crisis upended lives and livelihoods, it was businesses that kept supermarkets open, paused loan and bill repayments, kept supply lines going and as many Australians as possible safely employed.
We know every day business makes a difference to the communities in which they operate in, from providing jobs to supporting the local sports team. From creating much needed training opportunities to breaking down the barriers that prevent people from getting ahead.