Finalists in this year’s Federation Business School Gippsland Business Awards have really earned their stripes, being selected from the largest number of entries in several years.
The finalists were announced this week, with 46 businesses making it to the final group in 11 industry and specialist categories. The whole of the region was well represented.
The categories include Manufacturing and/or Export, Food and Wine Production, Retail, Services – Trade and Construction, Hospitality, Services – Business and Professional, Services – Personal and Other, New Business, Accommodation, Franchises and Tourism.
Gippsland Business Awards committee chairperson, Graeme Sennett, said there had been a good increase in the number of entries this year. “The Award entries again demonstrate the diverse and inspiring range of Gippsland’s small to medium businesses,” he said.
Each of the category winners will be announced at the gala presentation evening, this year on Friday 25 August at the Premiere Function Centre in Traralgon. The major winner, the Gippsland Business of the Year, will come from the category winners, and will also be announced at the presentation evening.
“With the amount of entries this year the judging process has been extremely difficult but we are delighted with the number and quality of entries. Those businesses that have made it to the finals can be very proud because the competition was intense.”
Mr Sennett added: “Along with the status of appearing on the regional stage at the Federation Business School awards, many businesses use the process as a means of improving themselves. It’s a really good self-assessment tool.”
In 2016 nearly 400 people attended the Gala Awards night, which recognises the achievements of the finalists, celebrates the winners and is a wonderful networking opportunity for these leading Gippsland businesses.
For further details of finalists refer to 2017 Federation Business School Gippsland Business Awards Finalists.
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