Apple took a top US branding award this week.

The company was one of six recognised for their brand excellence across six categories: Business services; Finance/insurance; Retail; Technology; Telecommunications and Travel.

Apple - which won in the technology category - also took the Grand Award from the City Business Journals Network (CBJN).

It's the fifth time these awards have been granted. "What makes the American Brand Excellence Awards unique is that they represent how business owners and managers feel about the companies that support their businesses and help them grow," said CBJN president George Conley.