Our Story

EVERYONE HAS A STORY TO TELL. OURS STARTS WITH HUMBLE BEGINNINGS TOO…

awardshub.com was established in 2011 by multi award-winning business woman Yvette Adams.

Born and bred in New Zealand, Yvette lived in the UK for seven years working in mainly media, PR & marketing roles before settling in Australia in 2004.

Yvette ran her first business awards event at just 18 years of age – the National Sports Journalism Awards in New Zealand – turning them from a moribund affair into a highly anticipated and prestigious event over a three year period.

She recognised the value of applying for Government grants and entering business awards herself when she started her second business – an online tee-shirt business in 2002. Within just a few months of starting the business she received a Government grant and won a global website award.

She started her third business The Creative Collective from the study nook of her home after her second child was born in 2007, and within six months won the Young Entrepreneur of the Year award at the Queensland Small Business Champions Awards. A year later, she won the Specialised Small Business Award at the same awards.

In 2008 she was a finalist in the Asian Entrepreneur category of the Stevie Awards for Women in Business presented in New York. She is now the Regional Coordinator for these awards, responsible for promoting them in Australia and New Zealand.

In 2010 she won the Commonwealth Bank Business Owner of the Year category at the Telstra Business Women’s Awards, the Creative & Knowledge Based Industries Award at the Sunshine Coast Excellence in Business Awards against 25 other finalists in the most highly contested category at the awards, and the Best Home Based Business at the Marketing & Communications Executives International Awards. She has since gone on to win the Commonwealth Business Owner of the Year at the Telstra Business Women’s Awards in 2010 (Queensland) against a field of 4200 applicants, the Entrepreneurial Award and the Employer of Choice at the Women in Technology Awards in 2012 and the ICT (Information Communications Technology) Woman of the Year at the prestigious iAwards in August 2013.

Her company’s The Creative Collective and The Training Collective have also won numerous awards.

She has also assisted numerous individuals and business owners to win business awards through the preparation of award-winning business awards submissions. See our track record featuring many finalists and winners for a multitude of awards programs and industries.

Needless to say, she firmly believes in the multiple benefits of entering business awards and hence awardshub.com was born to make it easier for people to identify which business awards they may be eligible for, and to gain valuable assistance from the team of awardshub.com writers who know what judges are looking for.

meet the team

Our team features a range of experienced awards writers, with experience working with clients from a range of industries and locations. We will match you with an awards writer who will best suit your objectives and industry and they will work closely with you to tell your story in the best possible way.

  • Rebecca Kennedy
    Rebecca Kennedy TRAINING CO-ORDINATOR

    Rebecca (Bec) has an extensive background in tourism and travel. She loves having a chat and assisting with client queries and training requests. Bec has participated in our very own ‘Get up to Speed program’ and has attended many of our workshops and has ample experience in a range of Social Media platforms.

  • Yvette Adams
    Yvette Adams Founder/CEO

    Yvette Adams is a serial entrepreneur having started 5 businesses from scratch. She also has first-hand experience of business awards, having been recognised in numerous local, regional and national business awards programs. She was named ICT (Information Communications Technology) Woman of the Year at the prestigious iAwards in 2013, and was also awarded the Entrepreneurial Award at the Women in Technology Awards in 2012 and the Commonwealth Business Owner of the Year at the Telstra Business Women’s Awards in 2010 (Queensland) against a field of 4200 applicants. She now gets a real kick out of running awardshub.com and seeing other people achieve the recognition they deserve.

  • Louise Hickey
    Louise Hickey Awards Writer

    Originally from the Emerald Isle and living in Australia since 2004, Louise Hickey has more than fifteen years experience in marketing, sales, pr, communications and event organising.

    With a real passion for telling ‘the real story’ behind a person or a business, Louise specialises in biographies and writing award submissions and has achieved extensive success for herself and numerous businesses she has worked with on a national and international scale.

our clients

We are proud to have worked with a wide range of clients including real estate agencies in Tasmania to air conditioning companies in Dubai! Here is just a small selection of our clients. Request a quote for an awards program you’d like to enter, and become a client of ours today!

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