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Council Business Awards Back With a Bang in 2022

4 May 2022

The Southern Grampians Shire Council Business Awards are back this year, with local businesses encouraged to nominate for their chance to win the coveted Business of the Year award for 2022.

After a two year break due to the pandemic, local businesses across all industries can nominate from Monday 9 May 2022 in categories including Retail Business, Manufacturing, Inclusive Business, Community Enterprise, Sustainability, Tourism, Service Business, Technology and Innovation, and Micro Business.

Nominations close Friday 15 July 2022, with the prestigious ceremony held later in the year on 9 September 2022.

Southern Grampians Shire Council Mayor Bruach Colliton said it was great to have the awards return this year to celebrate local business achievements.

"It's really exciting to see the Business Awards back this year to provide businesses a much-needed chance to reflect and importantly to celebrate their achievements after what has unarguably been a tough two years," said Cr Colliton.

"Now more than ever, these awards give businesses a chance to network, reconnect, and see how others have adapted and changed to survive and grow through these challenging times."

Southern Grampians Shire Council is looking to increase the number of nominations after the success of the 2019 awards.

"In 2019, we saw Pure Envy successfully take out the top award as Business of the Year. We were encouraged by the quality and the number of businesses taking the opportunity to nominate. So this year, we are putting the call out to all businesses thinking about nominating to get online to apply or pick up the phone for more information.

"We are also incredibly lucky to have a number of key sponsors continue their commitment to the awards, and we welcome some new sponsorship partners to support the awards program."

Director of KB Business Solutions Kevin Bennett returns as the independent judge to provide nominated businesses with valuable mentoring.

"If you have any questions regarding the nomination or judging process, please contact Council's Business Team on 5573 0444," concluded Cr Colliton.

Nominations are open from 9 May to 15 July 2022 and can be made via by completing a nomination form online at

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