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.
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. Precedent Productions thrive to ensure the Australian Small Business Champion Awards continue to innovate and develop to provide an exceptional experience for all involved.
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
Senator The Hon Michaelia Cash
MINISTER FOR EMPLOYMENT, SKILLS, SMALL AND FAMILY BUSINESS
I am delighted to have been appointed the Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business in the Morrison Government.
One of the things I love most about this role is that I get to meet with fantastic Australians whose hard work, ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit make our economy the very envy of the world.
Across the country, small and family businesses are not only creating jobs - they are contributing to the vitality of the community and building the prosperity that we all want to see for future generations.
There are more than 3.4 million small businesses in Australia and they add $413 billion dollars to our national economy. They represent 99 per cent of all businesses and employ about 6 million people, which constitutes about 49 per cent of Australia's business employment.
With statistics like that, it is no surprise that small and family businesses are crucial to Australia's economic success. The Morrison Government is committed to putting in place the right economic framework for small and family businesses in Australia to thrive.
The diversity and innovation across the Australian small and family business sector is something that we recognise and celebrate. I commend the Australian Small Business Champion Awards for acknowledging excellence in the field and I encourage you all to nominate.
2020 SMALL BUSINESS CHAMPION ENTREPRENEUR
Being named the 2020 Australian Small Business Champion Entrepreneur is an incredible honour. Winning this award provides huge acknowledgement and validation across both businesses.
At Advance Rehab Centre, our mission is to provide the best neurological rehab service in Australia. We work hard to achieve this by continuously building on our clinical excellence, providing best practice therapy tailored to each individual, and astate of the art environment that is unparalleled in Australia.
At PD Warrior, our mission is to be the home of Parkinson's - providing an accessible, high quality and most often life changing exercise approach for people with Parkinson's globally.
Through both of these businesses I have the privilege of leading teams of amazing clinicians who work with people often at their most raw and most vulnerable. I'm proud to be part of two services that help to create a better tomorrow for so many.
A huge thank you to Steve and Precedent Productions for creating an amazing award platform that celebrates and supports Australian small businesses.
2020 YOUNG SMALL BUSINESS CHAMPION ENTREPRENEUR
Being named the 2020 Australian Small Business Champion Young Entrepreneur was an incredibly humbling experience. Since winning the award we have been ableto use it as more social proof and have already seen increased credibility in the industry, resulting in being able to increase our turnover, profit, and in turn improve our customer experience.
Along with the benefits to the business, it has also taken my personal brand up to the next level and allowed me to build some incredible relationships in and out of the industry. I'd like to say a big thank you to Steve and the team at Precedent Productions for engineering this vehicle for all small business owners.