Entries now open for 2018 Bass Coast Business Awards


It’s that time again. The search is on to identify and celebrate the local businesses that strive for excellence as part of Bass Coast Shire Council’s 2018 Business Awards.

Entries into the Awards are now open, and close on Monday 9 July 2018 at 5.00pm, meaning there’s plenty of time to enter.

Bass Coast Shire Council Mayor, Cr Pamela Rothfield, said Bass Coast has many great businesses that are focused on improving themselves and having a positive influence in their community. She hopes many will consider entering this year’s Awards.

“We are lucky to have so many successful and influential businesses across Bass Coast, both big and small, who through their passions, tireless efforts and hard work contribute to making our area a wonderful place to live,” Cr Rothfield said.

“These Awards recognise our local businesses that are focused on being the best that they can be. Any business that has a focus on improving themselves, recognising what they do well and appreciating how they contribute to their community should consider entering the Awards.  

“It is a perfect opportunity to reflect on your business, or an opportunity to nominate a business that you believe should be recognised for their efforts and contributions. Good luck to everyone who enters!”

Businesses can enter via a number of categories in the Judged Awards, or can get involved in the People’s Choice Awards.

This year there are seven categories in the Judged Awards. These include:

· Business Excellence 0-5 employees

· Business Excellence 6 or more employees

· Marketing and Promotion

· New Business

· Environment and Sustainability

· Good Access is Good Business

· Industry Collaboration

The Industry Collaboration Award is new and has been introduced to recognise outstanding collaboration between two or more businesses to achieve shared goals.

There is also the popular 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 also closes on Monday 9 July 2018.

Winners will be announced at the Awards Presentation Dinner on 17 August 2018 at the Silverwater Resort in San Remo.

If you would like to attend the Awards Presentation Dinner, you can book tickets online at www.2018basscoastbusinessawards.eventbrite.com.au.

You can find more information on the 2018 Bass Coast Business Awards at www.basscoast.vic.gov.au/businessawards or contact Council’s Business Development Officer, Emilie Barkley, on (03) 5951 3384 or emilie.barkley@basscoast.vic.gov.au.