Time to shine for Vic­to­rian busi­nesses

Nom­i­na­tions are now open for the 2019 Tel­stra Busi­ness Awards

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SMALL and medium busi­nesses, not-for-profit or­gan­i­sa­tions and so­cial en­ter­prises across Mans­field can now nom­i­nate them­selves for this year’s Tel­stra Busi­ness Awards.

Fig­ures show that 2018 was a record-break­ing year for the num­ber of nom­i­na­tions in Tel­stra’s Awards pro­gram, how­ever, there was a dip in self-nom­i­na­tions com­pared to 2017.

Tel­stra Busi­ness Awards am­bas­sador and act­ing group ex­ec­u­tive Tel­stra Con­sumer and Small Busi­ness, Michael Ack­land, said busi­ness own­ers should back them­selves and take a chance by nom­i­nat­ing for this year’s awards.

“A suc­cess­ful busi­ness owner is a spe­cial breed with unique char­ac­ter­is­tics,” Mr Ack­land said.

“Hav­ing no one to an­swer to can be lib­er­at­ing, but it can also foster as much self-doubt as it can con­fi­dence.”

Now in its 27th year, the awards pro­gram is de­signed to help busi­ness peo­ple an­a­lyse, eval­u­ate and im­prove their op­er­a­tions, and thrive in the fu­ture.

As part of nom­i­nat­ing, ev­ery en­trant will re­ceive a per­son­alised in-depth busi­ness re­port with pro­fes­sional in­sights, ad­vice and guid­ance to help im­prove the fu­ture of their busi­ness.

Re­search shows that half of the busi­nesses that read their re­port said they would make changes as a re­sult.

Kate Save, chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer and co-founder of health food busi­ness, Be Fit Food, and 2018 Tel­stra Vic­to­rian Busi­ness of the Year, said that their ex­pe­ri­ence through the awards was in­cred­i­ble.

“Be­ing named the awards’ Vic­to­rian Busi­ness of the Year was an in­cred­i­ble ac­com­plish­ment – es­pe­cially given we were up against much larger and more es­tab­lished busi­nesses,” she said.

“The ex­pe­ri­ence was so en­rich­ing and val­i­dat­ing for our team and it made us re­alise that what we’re do­ing as a busi­ness is truly some­thing spe­cial.”

To make a nom­i­na­tion, please visit www.tel­stra­busi­nes­sawards. com.

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