Nominations close on 14 July for the Northern Multicultural Small Business Awards, which celebrate enterprising migrants in Melbourne’s north, including Banyule.
The awards, in their second year, support cultural diversity, encourage business excellence and innovation and promote social cohesiveness and community harmony within Victoria. They are open to multicultural small businesses, including those operated and owned by migrants, refugees and asylum seekers, in the council areas of Banyule, Whittlesea, Nillumbik, Yarra, Darebin, Hume, Moonee Valley and Moreland.
Banyule Council supports the awards, which are facilitated by the Brotherhood of St Laurence, Small Chilli Marketing and the City of Whittlesea, with other supporting councils and organisations being Darebin City Council, Moreland City Council and NORTH Link.
This year, the awards, part of the Small Business Festival Victoria, will include a panel discussion featuring small business specialists and will also
highlight some of the great potential that start-up businesses have exhibited within the region.
The awards comprise the Business Excellence Award for businesses operating for more than five years, the Most Promising New Business Award for businesses operating between one and five years, the Multicultural Impact Award and the Women’s Small Business Champion Award.
The awards ceremony will be held on Thursday 24 August at the Plenty Ranges Arts and Convention Centre in South Morang.
Information on categories, eligibility criteria, and tickets to the awards is available on the awards' website.