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We congratulate these businesses and commend them on representing their local area in this national awards program.

Finalists for the 21st annual Australian Small Business Champions Awards have been nominated and winners will be announced at The Star, Sydney on Saturday April 6. 

GALA EVENT: Australian Small Business Champion Award winners will be announced at the presentation dinner to be held on Saturday, April 6 at The Star, Sydney.

GALA EVENT: Australian Small Business Champion Award winners will be announced at the presentation dinner to be held on Saturday, April 6 at The Star, Sydney.

This is the largest awards program for small business in Australia with 46 industry categories.

Steve Loe of Precedent Productions established the awards in 1999 to publicly celebrate the achievements of small business people.

"There are many small business owners who will never be millionaires, but whose contribution to their communities is invaluable," he said.

"Creating the Australian Small Business Awards seemed like an ideal way to honour the contribution that small business people make to our community.

"Since we launched the program in 1999 the Australian Small Business Champion Awards have grown to become the largest and most prestigious recognition of our small business community in the country."

Mr Loe said the awards had become known as the 'Oscars' of Australia's small business sector.

"It's the only national program of its kind to recognise achievements and honour great performances in small business," he said.

About 30 judges evaluate the entries and look at all aspects of a winning business including: strategies, customer service, vision, support of the local community and growth.

There are also two categories for individual business people: Small Business Champion Entrepreneur and Young Small Business Champion Entrepreneur.

"We congratulate these businesses and commend them on representing their local area in this national awards program," Mr Loe said.

"We also thank the Awards sponsors, NOVA Employment and Castaway Financial Forecasting, whose support for the program enables us to continue to celebrate the achievements of our country's small business people.

"These businesses will represent the local community and their hard work, innovation and support of their community will be recognised and celebrated during a spectacular ceremony at The Star."

For further information about the Australian Small Business Champion Awards visit www.businesschampions.com.au

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