Here are the local legends nominated for the 2021 Geelong Business Excellence Awards

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Here are the local legends nominated for the 2021 Geelong Business Excellence Awards

The Resident Barber

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.

Each year the Geelong Business Excellence Awards brings together some of the most creative, innovative and thriving businesses that have achieved business excellence in the Geelong region, along with a great number of dedicated local heroes who support Geelong and its tight-knit and loyal community – and what a community it is!

These Awards are the oldest continuously running business awards programs in Australia, and, as such, provide a significant recognition and celebration of business achievement and performance.

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While we thought last year was hard, this year is also one that we will never forget, with our local community continuously brought to its knees. Despite the hardship, what’s come out of the trials they’ve have had to endure is how our community can face the worst of circumstances and still emerge with hope for a better future. And what better example of that than to recognise some of the businesses, Young Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders in the Geelong region, many of whom have risen to the challenge of surviving through the prolonged COVID-19 crisis, and others who have been setting up the foundations to thrive when time one day allows.

Amazingly, this year’s Geelong Business Excellence Awards received an outstanding 22% increase on entries compared to last year. This is a huge testament to our incredible clever, creative and resilient Geelong business community.

The finalists in the 2020 Geelong Business Excellence Awards are:

Accessible Accommodation
Active Feet Ocean Grove
Adventure Park
AMD Hairdressing
Anther Experimental Distillation (Anther Distillery)
Australian Tyre Traders
Avalon Airport
Barwon Health Foundation
Botanicals by Luxe
Braille Sign Supplies
C6 Group
Cabinets by Computer
CentreStage Pty Ltd
Coastyle Building Solutions
Crew Faced Makeup Artistry
Custom Neon
Drive Safe Service Centre
Elderberry Event Hire
Fresh Creative Entertainment
Geelong Gallery
Geelong Wart Clinic
Gone Fishing Charters
Hanlon Industries
Higher Mark – Geelong Cats
Home Instead Geelong
Jibber Jabber Allied Health Pty Ltd
Kardinia International College
Kenrik Constructions
McGrath Geelong
Memphis Hire
MoPA: Museum of Play and Art
MultiSkills Training
Murrell Group
Myers Street Dental
Natural Supply Co
Oh Crap
Pawtastic Dog Training
Pearls & Roses
Plan Group Geelong
Real Core Properties
Ruck Agency
Sketch & Etch
SMARTIn Safety
South Western Alliance
Sugar Images
Surf Coast Physiotherapy & Pilates
Telstra Business Technology Centre Victoria West
The 18th Amendment Bar
The Resident Barber
The Rock Adventure Centre
The Salary Packaging People
The Skin Hub
Viewpoint Digital Marketing
Walker Safety Services
WildlifeXposure Pty Ltd
You’re Gorgeous Hair and Beauty

The finalists for the Business Leader of the Year award:

David Greenwood
Frances Diver
Gina Popowicz
Dr Rashi Gupta
Sarah Albon

And the finalists for the Young Entrepreneur award:

Ash Bent
Giovanni Siano
Jye Bohm
Zoe Waters

While the usual awards night cannot go ahead due to the increased uncertainty and restrictions on events and gathers, these local legends will be celebrated via a free virtual presentation evening planned to go ahead in October.

Place Tuesday 19 October 7pm in your diaries to watch the announcement of the winners at the Virtual Awards event! You can register to attend the event here.