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The Hunter region’s leading advocate for business, Business Hunter is thrilled to announce the 2022 Hunter Business Awards Finalists. 

CEO, Bob Hawes emailed the finalists across 16 categories on Tuesday afternoon to congratulate finalists on their successful submissions.

“Growing further on the record 2021 entries, 2022 has been our most contested Awards in the forty years since the Awards began, with around 170 entries being judged,” Mr Hawes said.

“This is an amazing response when you consider the year many businesses have experienced as they continue to battle the disruption, uncertainties and down-right frustrations in the current economy. Business Hunter is proud to be offering our region a chance to continue this great tradition of recognising excellence and celebrating our regional business’ achievements,” Mr Hawes said.


“The judges had their work cut out for them scoring and selecting the finalists from a group of outstanding entries. It’s clear that after another challenging year, businesses have come back with gusto and are clearly committed to excellence in their services, operations and employment.

“After running the Awards event for the last two years at the Civic Theatre in a modified fashion to accommodate Covid restrictions we are looking forward to hosting a gala event at the NEX on 26 August.”

“We thank all the businesses that entered the Awards and whilst not all can be finalists, hope they all feel extremely proud of what they have achieved and will be recognised for, during the 2021/22 year of doing business in the Hunter,” he said. 

Click here to view full list of Finalists


Bob Hawes
P: 02 9466 4665
M: 0418 496 745


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