THE search is on again to find businesses excelling in Bass Coast as part of Bass Coast Shire Council’s 2016 Business Awards.
Entries into the awards are now open, and close on Monday, July 11 at 5pm, meaning there’s still time to enter.
Bass Coast Mayor, Cr Jordan Crugnale, said businesses can enter the Judged Awards, or get involved in the People’s Choice Awards.
“Previous entrants have said the awards process gives them a chance to assess and improve on their business operations, and entering this year could be the first step to even greater success for your business,” she said.
“Just by going through the awards process, you get the opportunity to stand back and see where your business has been and identify potential opportunities for the future.”
There are six categories in the judged awards:
• Business Excellence up to five employees;
• Business Excellence six or more employees;
• Marketing and Promotion;
• New Business
• Environment and Sustainability; and,
• Good Access is Good Business
There is also a People’s Choice section of the awards, where customers vote for the business in Bass Coast that they believe provides the best products and services.
People’s Choice voting closes on July 11, 2016.
Winners will be announced at the awards presentation dinner on Friday, August 19 at Silverwater Resort, San Remo.
If you would like to attend the dinner, you can book tickets online at
You can find more information on the 2016 Bass Coast Business Awards at or contact council’s Business Development Officer, Emilie Barkley, on 5951 3384 or