Associate Professor Bob O’Shea, Executive Dean, signed the agreement on behalf of Federation Business School and Janet Burton, Executive Officer for Business & Tourism East Gippsland signed on behalf of BTEG. Cr Joe Rettino, Mayor, and Alan Labas, Associate Dean.
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The agreement between Business & Tourism East Gippsland and Federation Business School for sponsorship of the East Gippsland Business awards was officially signed on Thursday 4 May at the Long Paddock in Lindenow.

Following a visit to the East Gippsland Vegetable Innovation Days (EGVID), Associate Professor Bob O’Shea, Executive Dean, signed the agreement on behalf of Federation Business School and Janet Burton, Executive Officer for Business & Tourism East Gippsland signed on behalf of BTEG. Cr Joe Rettino, Mayor, and Alan Labas, Associate Dean, Engagement were also in attendance.

“Now that we have our naming rights sponsor in place, we need to move quickly to secure the rest of the sponsors needed to run this prestigious event,” Janet said. “We have reviewed and revised the award categories for this year and hope that as many businesses in East Gippsland as possible will consider entering what will, for the next three years be known as The Federation Business School East Gippsland Business Awards.”

The Business Awards will officially be launched on 31 May and entries will open on 1 June. Application forms will be available to download from the Business Awards website and will also be available in hard copy from the BTEG office by contacting Janet Burton at 0419 099 968. BTEG is, however, encouraging as many businesses as possible to enter online again this year.