The 29th annual Belmont & Western Australian Small Business Awards will officially launch at Empire Bar in Lathlain on the 25th of May 2022. The Belmont & Western Australian Small Business Awards coordinated by the Belmont Business Enterprise Centre Inc. (Belmont BEC) and supported by major sponsors City of Belmont and the Textile Clothing Footwear Resource Centre of WA (TCFWA).
The launch will be MC’d by Louise Percy, Patron Belmont BEC, with a welcome offered by Mayor Cr Phil Marks, City of Belmont. VIP’s attending includes Mr Naresh Sharma, Acting Consul General, Consulate of India, Samantha Rowe MLC, Cassie Rowe MLA, Hannah Beazley MLA, Geoff Baker MLA, City of Belmont Mayor Cr Phil Marks, Cr Robert Rossi, Cr Jenny Davis, Cr Natalie Carter, City of Cockburn Cr Chontelle Stone, Vice Chair Belmont BEC Jasmyn Mumme, Chair TCFWA Irving Lane, BPW Australia President Jacqueline Graham, BPW WA State President Sandra Cook, Hong Kong Australia Business Association WA President Winnie Lai Hadad, Presidents of Rotary Clubs Welshpool and Ascot, President of BPW Belmont. Our award category sponsors attending include, Simon de Bartolomeo, Adam Blake, Andrew Clark, Neil Cranny, Lyndon Crool, Chad Geary, Ruth McWilliam, Nick Shmakov, Gene Sneddon, and George Zborowski. Entertainment will be provided by Charndeep Kaur, Expedition the Musical Journey.
The launch also includes announcing the 18th designedge Innovation FESTIVAL 2022, and the announcements of the BEC National EXPORT Training & Mentoring Project, and TCF Australia EXPORT Training & Mentoring Project. Don Newman, Board Member of the Australian Business Enterprise Centre Inc. will announce the launch of the BPW Business Incubator ‘Women in Business’ Training & Mentoring Project.
Belmont BEC CEO Carol Hanlon said, “This year we have twenty-four different award categories for small businesses to be recognised for their ongoing commitment to the small business sector in Western Australia. The last 12 months has been challenging for many. The ABS recently reported that over half (57%) of all businesses experienced increased business costs over the three months to April 2022. In addition, one in five businesses (18 per cent) did not have sufficient staff in April 2022. The awards recognise small businesses for their positive impact created in the State.”
The awards would not be possible without the support of our valued sponsors, including the City of Belmont. The Awards are open to small businesses both within the Belmont area, Perth Metro and state-wide.
2022 Award Categories:
This year’s Awards include the following categories for entrants to consider such as:
Entries close 5pm Tuesday 27 September 2022, and the ‘Night of Stars’ Awards night will take place on Wednesday, 26th October 2022 at the Grand Ballroom, Perth Exhibition and Convention Centre.