A field of 51 businesses representing the Gippsland business and industry sector will be vying for the coveted 2023 Federation University Gippsland Business Awards.
Gippsland Business Awards committee chairperson, Graeme Sennett, said once again, a wide range of outstanding entries from all industries competed to become finalists in this year’s awards.
The finalists were announced this week with 51 businesses making it to the finals across the 13 industry and specialist categories.
“Once again we have been astounded by the diverse range of finalists,” Mr Sennett said. “With entries from every part of Gippsland, it is clear that our small to medium businesses continue to
prove themselves to be leaders in their field.”
The categories are: Accommodation, Beauty and Personal Care, Business and Professional Services, Food and Wine Producers, Health and Well-being, Hospitality, Innovation, Manufacturing,
Mechanical Trades and Construction, New Business, Retail, Tourism Activities and Attractions, along with the 25th Anniversary Award.
Category winners will be announced at the gala presentation event on Friday 25 August at Federation University’s Gippsland campus in Churchill. The major winner, the Gippsland Business of
the Year, will come from the category winners and will also be announced at the ceremony.
“Once again, the judging process has been extremely difficult with so many outstanding entries of finalist standard,” Mr Sennett said.
Mr Sennett acknowledged the many great entrants who were not selected as finalists. “They represent a strong, growing business community within Gippsland and we would encourage them
all to reapply in future.“
Mr Sennett said that this year was the 25th Anniversary of the awards, and the gala evening would be an “extra special” occasion.
“We are proud to celebrate 25 years of Gippsland business excellence, “ he said.
“We look forward to acknowledging and honouring all our finalists at this premier business event in Gippsland.”
For further details of finalists CLICK HERE.
For additional media comment please contact GBA Chair, Graeme Sennett 0417 509 149