Welcome Message

Steve Loe

AWARDS FOUNDER, MANAGING DIRECTOR, PRECEDENT PRODUCTIONS

I would like to extend to you a warm welcome to the Australian Small Business Champion Awards, the most prestigious small business awards program in Australia. It is particularly exciting to announce the expansion of the program to 100 categories, giving more small businesses the opportunity to be recognised.

Since their inception in 1999, I have been immensely proud to watch and be part of the continued growth of the awards program as it has evolved into the nation's most respected initiative to recognise small business achievements.

The success of the program would not be possible without our wonderful sponsors, whose support and commitment is always greatly appreciated.

If you are an owner and manager of an Australian small business, you deserve to be acknowledged and recognised. I encourage you to be part of this exciting awards program and celebrate your achievements and success. I hope to meet you at our next Australian Small Business Champion Awards gala event.

Bruce Billson

Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman

The mission of the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman is to help ensure Australia is the best place to start, grow and transform a small business and family enterprise.

Australia is a nation of small businesses and family enterprises. It's a dynamic, fast-growing, and exciting sector that allows people with an entrepreneurial spirit to pursue their dreams.

We celebrate the vital and deeply personal commitment made by the more than 2.3 million small and family businesses to our community. We thank you for your dedication and significant contribution to Australia's economy and our future prosperity.

I'm an independent advocate for small business owners. My office has the legislative powers needed to effectively influence our nation's lawmakers to remove unnecessary obstacles and reduce headwinds so small and family business owners can do what they do best - run their business.

ASBFEO understands the challenges facing small and family business and provides advice and research to improve policies, access to dispute resolution services and mental health support should the need arise.

Rob Pirina, Glenorie Bakery

2021 SMALL BUSINESS CHAMPION ENTREPRENEUR

The Australian Small Business Champion Entrepreneur Award recognises business owners who put it all on the line, not knowing what the next day will bring. The creation of these Awards has found a way to shine light on those who think outside the box to ensure the survival of their businesses and stability in the greater community.

Events like these are not the reason why small business owners get up each day and work around the clock, but being recognised in such a prestigious award is undoubtfully an honor. These awards help to create legitimacy in small businesses. Beyond that they give business owners and employers strength and motivation to carry on.

Robert Shipway, Hello Plumbing

2021 YOUNG SMALL BUSINESS CHAMPION ENTREPRENEUR

"Since winning this award our company has moved forwards in leaps and bounds increasing our business by approximately 25%.

Winning this award provides validation that a plumbing company can change the stigma around tradesmen being unorganised and unprofessional.

We aimed to change this with Hello Plumbing's unique way of being transparent to our customers.

Thank you to Precedent Productions, my staff and family for this magical honour of winning Young Entrepreneur of the Year".

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