Bass Coast,

Businesses - Have You Entered Yet?

The search is on again to find the best and most popular businesses in Bass Coast.

Entries opened in May for the 2013 SuperPages Bass Coast Business and People’s Choice Awards.

Bass Coast Shire Council’s Community and Economic Development Director, Steven Piasente, said the Business Awards are a great way to analyse your business potential.

“Don’t leave it too late to get started on your nomination as entries for the Business Awards close on 19 July 2013.

“Past applicants commented that the Awards are a valuable way to showcase their business and network with industry colleagues,” Mr Piasente said.

“Just by going through the Awards process you get the opportunity to stand back and see where your business has been and identify potential opportunities for the future.

“By now all businesses should have received details on how to enter the Awards in the mail, or you can find information on how to enter on Council’s website.

"Entries are already coming in and it's great to see businesses entering that have not participated in the past."

There are six categories in the judged awards - Business Excellence 0-5 employees; Business Excellence 6 or more employees; Marketing and Promotion; New Business, Environment and Sustainability; and Good Access is Good Business.

There is also a People's Choice section of the Awards which means customers vote for the business in Bass Coast that they believe provides the best customer service. People's Choice voting closes on 9 August 2013.

“If you know a business that delivers service above and beyond your expectations then you should support them by completing a nomination form in store or voting online,” Mr Piasente said.

For more information about the Business or People’s Choice Awards, how to enter or nomination and entry forms visit

The Business Awards culminate in a Gala Presentation Dinner on Friday, 23 August 2013 at RACV Inverloch Resort, Inverloch.

“The evening is open to all businesses, not just those that have entered or been nominated. Why not book a table for your staff, family or friends,” Mr Piasente continued.

“Last year’s event was very popular, so book early to avoid missing out.”

Bookings and payments can be made online at Please contact Bass Coast Shire Council’s Business Development Officer, Emilie Cutler, on 1300 BCOAST (226 2780) or email if you have any enquiries.