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2014 Powercor Warrnambool Business Excellence Award nominations open

News Article Date: 
Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Nominations for the 2014 Powercor Warrnambool Business Excellence Awards are now open.

The awards were officially launched at the Warrnambool City Council’s Club Wednesday business networking function at the City Memorial Bowls Club on July 3.

There will be 15 awards presented this year, with Young Professional of the Year (39 and under) and Professional of the Year to be presented for the first time.

As well as these two awards, nominations can also be submitted for Retail Business, Professional Service, Health & Wellbeing, Micro Business, Manufacturing, Trade & Utilities, Business Innovation, Franchise and Community/Government Enterprise categories.

“Warrnambool is fortunate to have such a diverse and innovative business community,” Warrnambool City Council Economic Development and Grants Officer Annabel Cussen said.

“The awards are an opportunity for Warrnambool businesses to come together and recognise outstanding achievements of the past 12 months.

“For businesses, the judging process allows them to take stock of their operations. It’s like a health check for their business, and nominees from previous years have found this very useful.”

Nominations close on Friday August 15 with the awards ceremony to be held at the Lighthouse Theatre on October 31.

Nomination forms are available at the Warrnambool City Council and 3YB offices and online at

The awards are presented in partnership by the Warrnambool City Council and 3YB/COASTFM and sponsored by Powercor, the Victorian Government, CTI International, The Standard, Crowe Horwath, The Midfield Group, VECCI, Deakin University, PRIME, Matchworks, South West TAFE, Monaghan's Pharmacy, Commerce Warrnambool, South West Healthcare and Telstra.

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