Entries open for Business Excellence Awards

May 22, 2022 BY

Entries are now open for the 2022 Geelong Business Excellence Awards which celebrates the region’s clever, creative and connected business community.

Businesses, business leaders and young entrepreneurs are being encouraged to enter the awards which were officially launched at a function last Thursday evening (May 5).

The awards recognise excellence across 20 categories targeting small, medium and large businesses from all industries including the manufacturing, hospitality, tourism, not for profit, health, financial services and more.

Geelong Chamber of Commerce CEO Ben Flynn said it was more important than ever to shine the spotlight on the businesses and business leaders who inspire with their passion and courage to innovate, improve and succeed.


Some of the team behind the awards including Molly McIntosh, Tennille McInnes, Chamber CEO Ben Flynn, Angie Hilton and Elissa Friday at the launch of this year’s awards . Photo: ALAN BARBER


“By entering the awards, you are able celebrate all of those who have made your journey such a success,” Mr Flynn said.

“It allows you to reflect on the things that have gone well for your business even if you didn’t recognise them at the time. It’s a hugely positive experience.”

Business Awards Manager Tennille McInnes said the awards offer entrants, finalists and winners a range of opportunities and experiences far beyond simply ‘winning’.

“I get excited when I hear from finalists and winners on how the awards have opened up new opportunities and partnerships,” she said.

“It truly is the most insightful form of business development you will ever undertake.”

Several businesses who inducted into the Geelong Business Excellence Awards Hall of Fame at last week’s launch including CentreStage Productions, The 18th Amendment Bar, Geelong Gallery and Sketch & Etch Creative.

The awards are proudly supported by major sponsor, LBW Business + Wealth Advisors.

Entries are open through the Geelong Business Excellence Awards website and can be submitted up until July 15, 2022.

Businesses, business leaders and young entrepreneurs do not need to be nominated to enter the program.