The Nearest Geelong Small Business Awards recently went down on Thursday, May 17, at the GMHBA Stadium in the Captains Rooms.
The room was filled to the brim with local some of the most creative, innovative and thriving small businesses, along with a great number of dedicated local heroes who support Geelong and it’s tight-knit and loyal community – and what a community it is!
For one night, The Nearest Geelong Small Business Awards, developed by Geelong Small Business Advocates, managed to bring all these people together and give reward and recognition to some of the local business that are shaping our culture and community.
In case you missed the event, we’ve listed the winners below – though we’d like to give a special shout out to all those who have taken the jump into owning or operating a business in the region.
Geelong Small Business of the Year Award 2018
Boutique Event Co.
Spark Deakin Innovation Award
The Resident Barber
RAMS Emerging Business Award
Boutique Event Co.
Geelongpreneur of the Year Award
Raw Edge Hairdressing
Scotchmans Hill Rising Star Award
The Aesthetic Skin Clinic
Julia Warren Community Award
Wan-Yaari Aboriginal Consulting
Health & Wellbeing Award
Luxe on Chester
Australian Primary Hemp
The Q Train
Mustang & Co
Professional Services Award
D & Co Studio
People’s Choice Award – Tourism
What To Do Geelong
People’s Choice Award – Hospitality
Cafe Bear & Scoobs
People’s Choice Award – Health & Wellbeing
People’s Choice Award – Creative
Blue Moon Pet Services
People’s Choice Award – Professional Services
People’s Choice Award – Beauty
Knockout Brows Geelong
People’s Choice Award – Events
Geelong Hummer Limousines
People’s Choice Award – Retail
Urban Upcycle Geelong
People’s Choice Award – Agriculture
Mount Moriac Beef
The Impact Award
Again, congratulations to all involved from the team at Forte. A special shoutout to the amazing Samantha Krajina for hosting the event and creating a space to celebrate micro to small businesses in Geelong that are banding together, growing the economy and employing people.
You can find out more about the awards on Facebook or on the website.