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East Business Awards

East Business Awards

Refreshed look for Federation University East Gippsland Business Awards 2021

Applications are now open for the Federation University East Gippsland Business Awards for 2021, with East Gippsland Shire Council encouraging all businesses across the region to consider entering.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the awards have a refreshed look this year with a review of categories so they better suit local business and a new look judging arrangement.

The entry process has been simplified to make it easier for all businesses to lodge their entry.

An interactive application form can be downloaded at www.eastgippslandbusinessawards.com.au. Entrants can save the progress of their application and submit it when they’re ready – but be sure to get in before entries close on Monday, September 13.

For the first time each application will be reviewed by one judge, which will mean consistent, useful feedback will be provided to every entrant.

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The judge selected for this year is Anthony Turner. Anthony is associated with Small Business Mentoring Service and is the author and co-author of several books on business, including the award-winning ‘Are U Ready? Surviving Small Business Disaster’. Anthony is also the host of the Biz Success Radio Podcast as well as the Fellow / Founding Director of The Small Business Institute.

Anthony will contact each business individually after reviewing their application and arrange to meet with them. He will go on to select finalists in each category, who will be acknowledged at the Finalist Breakfast in October.

Entering the business awards is such a valuable experience for all businesses and it has been made even more so this year with the appointment of head judge, Anthony Turner. Business owners will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face, if Covid restrictions allow, or via online platforms to discuss their application. Anthony is a natural business mentor and will easily engage in discussions about business success and improvement, succession planning and any advice you may seek.

Award categories include: Food and Fibre; Beauty, Health and Personal Care Services; Hospitality; New Business; Business and Professional Services; Home Based and Internet Business; Retail; Tourism Activities, Attractions and Accommodation; Trades, Construction & Manufacturing; and Young Achiever in Business. There is one new category for 2021 – Business Excellence in Adaptability and Innovation.

For all the news about the 2021 Federation University East Gippsland Business Awards, follow the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/EastGippslandBusinessAwards

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