Baw Baw Businesses Take Out Prestigious Gippsland Business Awards

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Businesses across Baw Baw and the region have been recognised for their outstanding contribution and achievements throughout the year at the 2021 Federation University Gippsland Business Awards.

The virtual gala awards show was held on Friday 8 October after being postponed in response to COVID-19 public health advice. The awards show provided an opportunity for the finalists to engage with other regional businesses and celebrate each other’s success.

Each finalist application was assessed and independently rated by five different judges across 10 judging criteria.

Four Baw Baw businesses were awarded for their excellence and innovation displayed in their field:

  • Beauty and Personal Care – Amity Alice, Warragul
  • Business and Professional Services – FGM Consultants, Warragul
  • Health and Well Being – Olivia’s Place, Warragul
  • Manufacturing / Export – Elite Pack, Drouin

Several businesses across the Shire were also shortlisted as finalists:

  • Erica Caravan Park, Erica
  • Rosemont House Luxury B&B, Noojee
  • RGM Financial Services, Drouin
  • Baw Baw Physio and Fitness, Drouin
  • Baw Baw Radiology, Drouin
  • Blossom Ultrasound for Women, Drouin
  • Gippsland Jersey, Warragul
  • Hydraulink, Warragul
  • Pathfinder Law, Warragul
  • Jak’s Music, Warragul
  • Twelve South Bridal, Yarragon
  • Trafalgar True Value, Trafalgar
  • Trafalgar Holden Museum.

Council commends all the finalists and winners for the resilience and innovation they continue to show throughout an ever changing business environment.

Baw Baw Shire Council is a proud sponsor of the Gippsland Business Awards. This year, Council sponsored the Hospitality category, which was awarded to The Cape Kitchen at Newhaven, Phillip Island for their innovation displayed during COVID-19 lockdown period.

Quote attributable to Mayor Cr Danny Goss

“The effort, innovation, and resilience shown by all the finalists and winners is outstanding. The Baw Baw business community continues to show just how adaptable and determined they are to getting back to business stronger than ever. I extend my congratulations to all the businesses across Gippsland who have been recognised at the Gippsland Business Awards”.

Quote attributable to Deputy Mayor Cr Michael Leaney

“To excel in the very challenging environment that we’ve all experienced in the past 18 months is a true testimony to the resilience, determination and underlying strength of our business community. The winners and finalists have all shown that they are true leaders in their respective fields. My congratulations to everyone who participated and to the organising committee of the GBA who have all gone over and above to ensure we continue to recognise greatness with the Gippsland business community.”

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