Count­down for business awards

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

Ararat Ru­ral City Coun­cil has stepped up its call for busi­nesses from across the mu­nic­i­pal­ity to en­ter East Grampians Business Awards.

Chief ex­ec­u­tive Tim Har­ri­son said the coun­cil was run­ning the awards to recog­nise ex­cel­lence in a sec­tor that brought im­por­tant eco­nomic ac­tiv­ity and growth to the re­gion.

He said there were five award cat­e­gories busi­nesses could en­ter – agribusi­ness, re­tail, pro­fes­sional ser­vices, tourism and hos­pi­tal­ity, and in­no­va­tion and tech­nol­ogy.

“The East Grampians Business Awards are a great op­por­tu­nity for our re­gion’s busi­nesses to take stock of their achieve­ments and think about where they want to go in fu­ture,” he said.

“They aim to recog­nise achieve­ment and ex­cel­lence, and ap­pli­ca­tions are open to all busi­nesses within the mu­nic­i­pal­ity, whether small or large, ru­ral or Cbd-based.”

Dr Har­ri­son con­firmed East Grampians Business Awards fol­lowed on from de­funct Grampians Pyre­nees Business Awards.

“The awards pro­vide busi­nesses in the Ararat mu­nic­i­pal­ity with the op­por­tu­nity to grow, de­velop and fur­ther en­hance their business, thus en­sur­ing the awards re­main a rel­e­vant and im­por­tant part of our business com­mu­nity,” he said.

“All awards will be judged by an in­de­pen­dent panel of judges, who will visit en­trants’ busi­nesses to gain a bet­ter un­der­stand­ing of their pro­cesses and op­er­a­tions.”

The awards pro­gram will cul­mi­nate in the pre­sen­ta­tion of awards to win­ners at a spe­cial gala din­ner func­tion on De­cem­ber 5 at the Ararat Town Hall.

Peo­ple seek­ing de­tails, en­try guide­lines and an en­try form can visit web­site www.ararat. vic.gov.au and fol­low links.

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