Chance for local businesses to shine
Businesses in the southern Wheatbelt have the opportunity to be recognised for their excellence and contribution to the local economy by entering into the Wheatbelt Business Network’s 2015 Southern Wheatbelt Business Awards.
The Awards Night in Narrogin on July 31st will acknowledge local business champions as well as feature Western Australian business identity Rick Hart as the keynote speaker.
“The awards are a chance for local businesses to raise their profile and showcase their talents at a local and regional level” said Tanya French, Business Advisor.
““The WBN is encouraging all small businesses across the southern Wheatbelt to get their applications in early for these prestigious small business awards, and we can provide businesses with one on one assistance in writing their applications”
Previous winners include Geoff Perkins from Perkins Machinery who was named 2014 Business Person of the Year and other local businesses including Rustic Rainbow and Lakeside Camping, West Arthur CRC and Walker Hill Wines in Lake Grace to name a few.
The Awards are a continuance of the Narrogin Small Business Awards offered in previous years, however this year there are more award categories and businesses from a larger geographical area in the Wheatbelt can enter.
In 2015, there are nine award categories: home-based business, micro business with 0-4 employees, business with 5-10 employees, business with 11-20 employees, business with 20plus employees, franchise of the year, Aboriginal business, young entrepreneur and business person of the year.
Each category winner receives a framed certificate and prizes sponsored by the Narrogin Chamber of Commerce. The Awards are also generously sponsored by the Small Business Development Corporation and Byfields Financial Advisers.
Category winners from the 2015 Southern Wheatbelt Business Awards are eligible to enter into the WA Regional Small Business Awards.
“We would like to see as many businesses enter our Awards so that we can put forward a diverse range of Wheatbelt businesses to the State Awards” said Tanya French.
Entry packs are available from the Wheatbelt Business Network website and from Tanya French.