A big increase in nominations has been a feature of this year’s Federation Business School Gippsland Business Awards, with the finalists gathering this week to celebrate their selection at a special breakfast held this morning Friday 4 August.
The excellent response made the finalists’ event even more special for the participants, according to Gippsland Business Awards committee chairperson, Graeme Sennett.
“It is fantastic to see local businesses come together and share their experiences and knowledge with other business people,” said Mr Sennett.
“As well as the opportunity for reflection on their own business success, the Federation Business School Gippsland Business Awards Telstra Finalist Breakfast provides a great opportunity of our finalists to meet with their peers from right across the region.” He added.
In all there are 46 finalists in 11 categories, with all of Gippsland well represented.
According to Mr Sennett the organising committee was thrilled to have the the support of Federation Business School as this year’s naming rights sponsor and Telstra, which sponsored this year’s finalists breakfast.
The finalist categories this year 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.
Each of the category winners will be announced at the gala presentation evening 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.
For further details of finalists refer to the Federation Business School Gippsland Business Awards website.
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