The East Gippsland Business Awards, brought to you by Business & Tourism East Gippsland, are entering their seventh year in 2017 and during their six year history they have gone from strength to strength. The Awards are widely recognised as the most significant event on the East Gippsland business calendar, attracting over 100 applications, in excess of 20 sponsors and an attendance of over 200 at the gala ceremony in October each year.

The East Gippsland Business Awards provide a valuable opportunity to showcase excellence and best practice in local business. They celebrate business owners and operators who promote the best products and services the region has to offer.

For sponsors, the Awards provide a valuable opportunity to showcase their business and demonstrate their support for the East Gippsland business community.

For applicants, the Awards process provides an opportunity to review and evaluate their business and to submit their business as an applicant for a recognised and respected award. The judging process and the feedback provided by judges after the gala ceremony enables applicants to consider changes to their business model and operation which may increase their professionalism and competitive edge.

The gala ceremony, held each year in October, not only provides an excellent opportunity to recognise the finalists in each category and reward and promote the winners, but also provides a great social occasion and a valuable networking opportunity for all attendees.

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2017 East Gippsland Business Awards

Yesterday at the Riversleigh in Bairnsdale, Business & Tourism East Gippsland (BTEG) met with Bob O’Shea and Helen Ryan of Federation Business School to discuss sponsorship of the East Gippsland Business Awards.

The Riversleigh is a support partner of the 2017 East Gippsland Business Awards.

Pictured here left to right: Assoc Prof & Executive Dean, Federation Business School - Bob O'Shea, Business Manager, Federation Business School - Helen Ryan, BTEG Executive Officer - Janet Burton, BTEG Chair - Ian Harrison, East Gippsland Shire Council, Mayor - Cr. Joe Rettino.
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Yesterday at the Riversleigh in Bairnsdale, Business & Tourism East Gippsland (BTEG) met with Bob O’Shea and Helen Ryan of Federation Business School to discuss sponsorship of the East Gippsland Business Awards.

The Riversleigh is a support partner of the 2017 East Gippsland Business Awards.

Pictured here left to right: Assoc Prof & Executive Dean, Federation Business School - Bob OShea, Business Manager, Federation Business School - Helen Ryan, BTEG Executive Officer - Janet Burton, BTEG Chair - Ian Harrison, East Gippsland Shire Council, Mayor - Cr. Joe Rettino.

Federation Business School to sponsor East Gippsland Business Awards

Business & Tourism East Gippsland and East Gippsland Shire Council are pleased to announce that Federation Business School, part of Federation University Australia, will be the new naming sponsor of the East Gippsland Business Awards. Federation Business School has agreed to sponsor the Awards for the next three years, ensuring the continued success of the Awards, which are now firmly established as a key event on the East Gippsland business calendar.

“The decision by Federation Business School to sponsor the Awards is not only great for the event itself, but is also great for East Gippsland as a whole, as there is the potential for this partnership to open up educational opportunities for our young people, which is integral to the future of the region” said Janet Burton, Executive Officer for Business & Tourism East Gippsland.

East Gippsland Shire Mayor, Cr. Joe Rettino, who was instrumental in securing this sponsorship, said:

“I see this as a significant partnership for East Gippsland and Federation University. This allows us to open up dialogue about a range of tertiary possibilities and in partnership create tertiary hubs and centres of excellence in our region, such as food manufacturing and production.”

“The East Gippsland Business Awards recognise our best-in-class businesses.”

“I had an inspiring discussion with Associate Professor and Executive Dean, Federation Business School, Bob O’Shea, around the changes in their Business School curriculum. The emphasis now is on teaching entrepreneurship skills to our youth and future job creators.”

“The Business School is committed to training young people to become job creators, not job takers. This is an important emphasis for us in East Gippsland, particularly to ensure we are encouraging and supporting infrastructure development opportunities that allow us to prepare the next generation for jobs of the future,” added Cr. Rettino.

When asked why the Business School was sponsoring the East Gippsland Business Awards, Associate Professor Bob O’Shea said “It is clearly in line with our mission and vision, which is to make a positive difference to the people, organisations and communities we serve. One of our core aims is to help regional communities to become sustainable places to live, grow, work and raise a family. The ingredients that contribute to sustainable communities are many but one thing for sure is the critical role business plays.”

“Thriving businesses usually mean thriving communities. Business creates jobs…. which creates income…. which leads to spending and re-investment in the community. Jobs lead to family security, access to better health and educational opportunities…..improved wellbeing. So you can see the cycle – thriving business is one of the keys to thriving communities. As part of a regionally based University, we at Federation Business School believe we have a leadership role to play in helping develop local capacity. The East Gippsland Business Awards are an important part of that capacity building process. They celebrate the diversity of our thriving business community and showcase creativity and enterprise. They are a valuable tool to promote business success and publically recognise exceptional achievement. We absolutely want to support that”.

The Federation Business School East Gippsland Business Awards are East Gippsland’s own awards and celebrate the diversity of business operations across the broad geographic range of East Gippsland. The Awards comprise a total of twenty categories to cater for the wide spectrum of small and large business owners and operators in the region, ensuring that every business has the opportunity to enter and be recognised for their contribution and commitment to the current residents and future development of East Gippsland.

The Awards, which are presented by Business and Tourism East Gippsland, are open to all businesses operating in East Gippsland and every business, large and small, is encouraged to enter these Awards, to celebrate their success and be recognised by the community and their peers. Applications open on Thursday 1 June.
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Federation Business School to sponsor East Gippsland Business Awards  

Business & Tourism East Gippsland and East Gippsland Shire Council are pleased to announce that Federation Business School, part of Federation University Australia, will be the new naming sponsor of the East Gippsland Business Awards.  Federation Business School has agreed to sponsor the Awards for the next three years, ensuring the continued success of the Awards, which are now firmly established as a key event on the East Gippsland business calendar.

“The decision by Federation Business School to sponsor the Awards is not only great for the event itself, but is also great for East Gippsland as a whole, as there is the potential for this partnership to open up educational opportunities for our young people, which is integral to the future of the region” said Janet Burton, Executive Officer for Business & Tourism East Gippsland.

East Gippsland Shire Mayor, Cr. Joe Rettino, who was instrumental in securing this sponsorship, said: 

“I see this as a significant partnership for East Gippsland and Federation University. This allows us to open up dialogue about a range of tertiary possibilities and in partnership create tertiary hubs and centres of excellence in our region, such as food manufacturing and production.”

“The East Gippsland Business Awards recognise our best-in-class businesses.” 

“I had an inspiring discussion with Associate Professor and Executive Dean, Federation Business School, Bob O’Shea, around the changes in their Business School curriculum. The emphasis now is on teaching entrepreneurship skills to our youth and future job creators.” 

“The Business School is committed to training young people to become job creators, not job takers. This is an important emphasis for us in East Gippsland, particularly to ensure we are encouraging and supporting infrastructure development opportunities that allow us to prepare the next generation for jobs of the future,” added Cr. Rettino.

When asked why the Business School was sponsoring the East Gippsland Business Awards, Associate Professor Bob O’Shea said “It is clearly in line with our mission and vision, which is to make a positive difference to the people, organisations and communities we serve. One of our core aims is to help regional communities to become sustainable places to live, grow, work and raise a family. The ingredients that contribute to sustainable communities are many but one thing for sure is the critical role business plays.”

“Thriving businesses usually mean thriving communities. Business creates jobs…. which creates income…. which leads to spending and re-investment in the community. Jobs lead to family security, access to better health and educational opportunities…..improved wellbeing. So you can see the cycle – thriving business is one of the keys to thriving communities. As part of a regionally based University, we at Federation Business School believe we have a leadership role to play in helping develop local capacity. The East Gippsland Business Awards are an important part of that capacity building process. They celebrate the diversity of our thriving business community and showcase creativity and enterprise. They are a valuable tool to promote business success and publically recognise exceptional achievement. We absolutely want to support that”.

The Federation Business School East Gippsland Business Awards are East Gippsland’s own awards and celebrate the diversity of business operations across the broad geographic range of East Gippsland. The Awards comprise a total of twenty categories to cater for the wide spectrum of small and large business owners and operators in the region, ensuring that every business has the opportunity to enter and be recognised for their contribution and commitment to the current residents and future development of East Gippsland.

The Awards, which are presented by Business and Tourism East Gippsland, are open to all businesses operating in East Gippsland and every business, large and small, is encouraged to enter these Awards, to celebrate their success and be recognised by the community and their peers. Applications open on Thursday 1 June.

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Great news !

Hooray for you Janet and Joe Rettino! Well done and big thanks to the new sponsor!

Good job Joe Rettino.

Outstanding result Janet and an excellent fit for all parties involved.

Well done Joe Rettino

A great opportunity for a winning team!!!

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Cheers from the East Gippsland Business Awards! A fantastic night where the amazing local businesses of East Gippsland were recognised and awarded! ... See MoreSee Less

Cheers from the East Gippsland Business Awards! A fantastic night where the amazing local businesses of East Gippsland were recognised and awarded!

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Thanks for a great night, we are so happy here at Swan Reach holiday park to be a finalist after only taking over the park 10 months ago 😊 a huge achievement for us and we look forward to next year 😊

An amazing night guys! You should be proud!!

Well done to you all ... and thanks for having Gerry and me! We had a great time.

Chairman of Business & Tourism East Gippsland congratulates Jeanette Seignior on a fantastic job organising the East Gippsland Business Awards. We wish Jeanette all the best for her new career! ... See MoreSee Less

Chairman of Business & Tourism East Gippsland congratulates Jeanette Seignior on a fantastic job organising the East Gippsland Business Awards. We wish Jeanette all the best for her new career!

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Yes, you have done a sensational job Jeanette Goedemoed Seignior. It is the highlight of the social calendar and an amazingly well-organised event. It has been a pleasure to work with you!!

Well done Jeanette i hope we can work together into the future regards P N

The WINNER of the Outstanding Achievement Award is....... Bulmer Farms Pty Ltd!!!!! ... See MoreSee Less

The WINNER of the Outstanding Achievement Award is....... Bulmer Farms Pty Ltd!!!!!

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Congratulations Bulmer Farms..