The Australian Business Award for Community Contribution recognises organisations for initiatives that positively impact on the community and generate outcomes that have a long term benefit.
At a local level, Churchill Education contributes to the chaplain’s wage at Samford State School. Churchill Education also contributes funds to support the continuation of the in-school program at 96.5FM. The station has a program of broadcasting live from primary schools in the area to create an exciting and enriching experience for participating schools.
At a national level, Churchill Education supports Mates 4 Mates. They implemented the Scholarships 4 Mates Program which results in 16 people annually accessing their courses for free. Churchill education also supports The Smith Family’s Learning for Life program and has supported the initiatives It’s in the Bag and Help Kids like Nick. The Churchill Foundation was established to provide scholarships to students in need of assistance to complete their qualifications and any team member can nominate a student that they believe deserves the support of the foundation. Every Christmas, each team member is also allocated $100 to donate to a registered charity of their choice.
At an international level, Churchill Education supports and donates to Hands Across the Water which provide a safe environment, education and improvement opportunities to at risk Thai children and their communities. Not only does Churchill encourage team leaders to participate in their events, but they also pay staff airfares, accommodation, transfers and provide time off work.
Churchill Education is being recognised for a Community Contribution Award in the Australia Business Awards 2016.
The Australian Business Awards are the regional chapter of an integrated, hierarchical leadership program conducted on a national and international level. Eligible organisations from each region are invited to participate in the international chapter of the program at The World Business Awards. Conducted annually and currently in the second year of its international launch, The World Business Awards seeks to engage with the world’s business, innovation and technology leaders through a global recognition and knowledge building initiative that is underpinned by the program’s established framework. The program engages with organisations worldwide to benchmark the full spectrum of their products, services and initiatives and to review their business performance. The cycle culminates in the recognition and celebration of organisations that implement world-class business initiatives and industry leading products and services on a prominent and far-reaching scale. All entries must be entered in the regional chapter where the organisation is based.
Organisational participation includes private companies, publicly listed companies, multinational subsidiaries, not-for-profit organisations, non-government organisations, educational institutions, franchise systems, partnerships, government departments, government agencies, local government and statutory bodies operating in Australia.
Initiatives can include but are not limited to projects, programs, processes, systems, technologies, developments, ventures and undertakings.
Entries are assessed utilising a robust and dynamic framework to ensure that the assessment process is pertinent and objective. The World Business Awards Framework (WBA Framework) is utilised as a structured model of assessment that enables the participating organisations to be benchmarked against world class performance standards. The Framework consists of specialised assessment modules pertaining to the evaluation criteria for each of the award categories. The criteria and sub-criteria provide a robust set of requirements that are used as the methodology for benchmarking and learning among the participating organisations.
Organisations that participate are provided with the unique opportunity to benchmark themselves against the top performers globally. The recipients are acknowledged for their achievements and recognised as the elite of their industry earning a place amongst a distinguished group by having their products, projects, initiatives, contributions and achievements recognised on a prominent and far-reaching scale. The program provides the ultimate platform for building knowledge, increasing brand awareness, equity, loyalty and retention through increased exposure, recognition and prestige. This establishes a valuable resource that can be used extensively to create opportunities for publicity, positive organisational profiling and heightened brand awareness within the respective industries both nationally and internationally.