Bass Coast,

Businesses – be in it to win it!

The search is on again to find businesses excelling in Bass Coast as part of Bass Coast Shire Council’s 2016 Business Awards.

Entries into the Awards are now open, and close on Monday, 11 July at 5.00pm, meaning there’s still time to enter.

Bass Coast Mayor, Cr Jordan Crugnale, said businesses can enter the Judged Awards, or get involved in the People’s Choice Awards.

“Previous entrants have said the Awards process gives them a chance to assess and improve on their business operations, and entering this year could be the first step to even greater success for your business,” Cr Crugnale 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.”

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 products and services. People's Choice voting closes on 8 August 2016.

Winners will be announced at the Awards presentation Dinner on Friday, 19 August at Silverwater Resort, San Remo

If you would like to attend the Awards Presentation Dinner, you can book tickets online at

You can find more information on the 2016 Bass Coast Business Awards at or contact Council’s Business Development Officer, Emilie Barkley, on (03) 5951 3384 or