There’s still time to enter the 19th Sunshine Coast Business Awards (SCBA) with the deadline for nominations and entries now extended to 5pm, Friday 30 August (previously Friday 16 August).
“With some businesses still in the midst of tidying up the 2012-13 financial year we’ve decided to extend the entry period by a few weeks to create some breathing space, SCBA Manager, Melinda Shelton said.
“We’ve received well over 300 nominations to date from all areas of the Sunshine Coast and have had some great feedback on our recent free ‘how to enter’ SCBA Workshops, with the next one running in Noosa on Tuesday 13 August from 5.30-7.30pm at The Reef Hotel.
In a new development for SCBA, finalists will have their businesses showcased and promoted (at no charge) via a free iPad, iPhone & Android app which is being specially developed for the awards by award sponsors iT on Mobile and dnd graphiks.
Creator of the app, COO of iT on Mobile, Adam King said that the technology was expected to be popular. “We think this is something local people and businesses will be able to use as a directory to find the 'best of the best' when it comes to doing business on the Sunshine Coast.”
The SCBA are now recognised as one of the largest business award events in Queensland with over 29 award categories on offer including individual, special and Hall of Fame Awards.
SCBA Finalists will be announced in early September before the winners are presented with their trophies at the Gala Awards night in November.
Winners of last year’s (2012) Awards included an excavation company at Bli Bli, a private hospital at Buderim, a gluten free grain company at Nambour, a community co-operative at Maleny, a boat tourism business at Noosa, an automotive repair shop at Maroochydore and a national fitness franchise based on the Sunshine Coast amongst others.
“SCBA provides the opportunity for some great, free publicity for local businesses and more importantly gives customers and clients the confidence to know they are dealing with a quality operator, Melinda said.
“With the entry deadline now extended there’s no excuse for businesses to miss their chance to be part of one of the most successful, high profile and enduring business events on the coast.”
To nominate yourself or another business for a 2013 Sunshine Coast Business Award:
Nominations can be made via www.scbizawards.org and close at 5pm, Friday 30 August
Finalists will be announced early September
Judging will take place in September - October
Winners will be announced at the SCBA Gala Ceremony in November
There are 29 business and individual award categories with entries are open to all Sunshine Coast businesses operating for 12 months or more
SCBA Workshop in Noosa
The Reef Hotel Noosa, 19 Noosa Drive Noosa Heads
Tuesday 13 August, 5.30-7.30pm
RSVP:firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 12 August, 5pm.
The Reef Hotel, Noosa Heads
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