Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER) finalist in Hunter Business Awards

The awards seek to highlight important contributions made to local, national and global business communities

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NIER is proud to announce they are a 2021 finalist for the Hunter Business Awards in the Contribution To The Region category.

Bob Hawes, CEO of the Hunter region’s leading advocate for business Business Hunter, said the number and quality of submissions across 14 categories for the 2021 awards was outstanding.

“This was our most contested Awards submission process in the forty years since the Awards began, with literally hundreds of entries coming in,” Mr Hawes said.

“As our country, and indeed our own region, continues to battle the disruption, uncertainties and down-right frustrations of the COVID-19 pandemic, 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 in 2021,” Mr Hawes said.

NIER has contributed to the region during its decade of operations by facilitating industry connections, educating the workforce of the future, delivering sustainability measures and social, environmental and economic enhancements for the Hunter region.

This has been achieved through initiatives including strategic partnerships such as hydrogen hub NewH2, industry co-location at the NIER Precinct, networks and sharing platforms such as the Energy & Resources Knowledge Hub, and Doctoral Training Centres.

The 2021 Hunter Business Awards ceremony will be held on Friday 22 October.

A full list of 2021 Hunter Business Awards categories and finalists can be found here.

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