Gippsland South The Nationals Awards

2017 Telstra Business Awards calling for Nominations

The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien, is calling  on  the  local   community  to  celebrate  the achievements  of  local  businesses  and  charities  by  nominating  them  for the  2017 Telstra Business Awards. 

Now  in  their  25th  year,  the  Telstra  Business  Awards  are  renowned   for  showcasing and  celebrating  the  achievements  of  Australia’s  most brilliant small and medium businesses and charities.

Mr O’Brien said that small and medium businesses and charities are crucial for our local economy and deserve to be recognised. 

“Local  business  owners  and  leaders  drive  growth  and  deliver  jobs  for   locals by pouring their hearts and souls into their businesses every single day.

“It’s important they are recognised for their contributions, not just to the economy, but to the community as well.

“The   Telstra   Business   Awards   is   a   wonderful   platform   to   celebrate   their achievements, giving them the opportunity to receive national acclaim.”

There have been some inspiring local businesses recognised by the Telstra Business Awards, including the Gippsland Cosmetic Laser Clinic who won the New Business Award in 2016.

Anyone can make a nomination for any of the five award categories which are:

  • New  Business  Award - operating  for  one  to  three  years  with  up  to  200 employees
  • Micro Business Award – with five or fewer employees
  • Small Business Award – with more than five and up to 20 employees
  • Medium Business Award  – with more than 20 and up to 200 employees
  • Charity  Award –   ACNC  registered  with  DGR  status,  between  one  and  200 employees and an annual income of between $250,000 and $10,000,000

State and Territory winners of the 2017 Telstra Business Awards will be announced at  gala  events  later  this  year,  with  the  Victorian  Awards  taking  place  on  Friday  28 July. 

To nominate, please visit: or call 1800 AWARDS (1800 292 737). Entries will open on 30 January and will close on 16 March 2017. 

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