Over the past 12 months businesses have faced remarkable challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the necessary steps to curb its spread. Many were forced – through legislation or circumstance – to close their doors, some bravely soldiered on while also doing their best to help support their communities. And still others managed to not just survive, but grow by thinking differently and adapting to their changing circumstances.

These businesses need to be applauded. They should have their unconventional genius acknowledged!

And that’s why the GTPA is launching the “GTPA Business Resilience Awards”!


Your genius and sheer grit will be internationally acknowledged! And you’ll inspire others to follow your lead. Winners will also be given:

  • Free access to the GTPA’s Diagnostic Tools: $2,000 value
  • A scholarship for a member of your team to participate in the GTPA/Adelaide University/University of Sussex “Adaptive Trade Leadership in a Globalised World” programme: $7,500 value
  • 10 hours of expert mentoring to help take your business to the next level: $5,000 value


If you (or a business you know) have pulled out all the stops to grow back better through the COVID-19 crisis, we want to hear your story, wherever in the world you’re located. Whether you’re a multinational with thousands of employees, or a one-person operation trading from home, your achievement in these times is worthy of celebration.

Entering is simple!

Complete the contact details form, tick the box for the category in which you’re doing great things, tell us your story of innovation and resilience in no more than 100 words. And record a two-minute video to highlight your achievements.

We’ll share the most inspiring stories with the world. A panel of business, marketing and trade experts will then choose the 50 top stories to compete in a live online pitchfest, where the winner in each category will be selected by these heavy-hitting experts. We’ll also be opening the pitchfest to public viewing so that, through an online voting system, the public can select the “People’s Choice” winner. Oh, and don’t stress about your pitch, we’ll give you plenty of guidance before you go live!

What are you waiting for?


Get your entries in by Tuesday 01 June 2021.

Shortlisted businesses will be invited to pitch between 14 and 18 June 2021, and winners announced on Friday 30 June 2021.


Community champion

How has your business supported your community and made the world a better place over the past 12 months?

Brilliant product/service pivot

What have you done to keep your products/services relevant and selling over the past 12 months?

Superb staff / supply chain incentive

How have you supported your staff/ supply chain partners over the past 12 months?

People’s Choice Award

For an outstanding business that is making the world a better place

Complete the online application below:

* Required

Community champion
Brilliant product/service pivot
Superb staff / supply chain incentive
People’s Choice Award



Are you a globally trading business?
  • Covid-19 presents the most significant impact on supply chains in recent memory
  • It is also an opportune moment for businesses to examine their supply chains
  • Introduce measures to increase their resiliency
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