East Toowoomba business Blooming Gorgeous has been named Champion Florist for 2016 at the Australian Small Business Champion Awards held at The Westin in Sydney at the weekend (Saturday, April 23).
Blooming Gorgeous had steep competition, with more than 1200 entries received from florists all over Australia. The Australian Small Business Champion Awards offer national recognition for Australian small businesses, aiming to encourage high standards of excellence in small business practice. Saturdayâ€™s red carpet event was attended by more than 1000 guests. Small businesses from around Australia entered this yearâ€™s awards, representing a broad range of industries from all states and territories.
â€œThe Australian Small Business Champion Awards is a way to recognise the efforts of small business people whose efforts contribute to the prosperity and vitality of communities across Australia,â€ said Steve Loe, Managing Director of Precedent Productions. Loe founded the awards in 1999 with the company, a small business in its own right, to celebrate the vital importance of small business in Australia, and their achievements.
â€œAs a small business owner myself, I know the vision and dedication to excellence required to succeed. These traits have been displayed in abundance by all of our 2016 business champions.â€
Blooming Gorgeous has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Heritage Bank Business Excellence Awards and 2015 Downs Woman of Merit Award for Director Sally Harvey. Celebrating their 10th year of business, the florist has been brightening residentsâ€™ special occasions in Toowoomba and around the country since 2006.
Words by Sarah Neilsen
Image supplied by Blooming Gorgeous