The inaugural Lake Macquarie Business Excellence Awards are all about celebrating doing business in the City of Lake Macquarie. There are over 12,000 businesses in Lake Macquarie LGA. The Awards will acknowledge those that aspire to and achieve excellence. The Awards are about demonstrated excellence and not about popularity.

The Awards are an initiative of the Business Growth Centre in partnership with the 7 business chambers which surround Lake Macquarie, namely Warners Bay, Charlestown, Belmont, Swansea, Southlake (Morisset and Cooranbong), Toronto and Cardiff-Glendale.

The JSA Group were Major Sponsors of the inaugural awards for 2012.