Now in its 20th year, Precedent Productions this week announced the finalists in the 2019 Australian Small Business Champion Awards saying it has become the most prestigious and comprehensive program that recognises small businesses throughout the nation.
"The Australian Small Business Champion Awards is the pinnacle of business success," awards founder Steve Loe said. "We recognise the values associated with successful small businesses. These values include service, commitment, leadership, endurance, courage, innovation, performance, persuasion and generosity."
Offering a unique opportunity to highlight Australia's most outstanding small businesses, the awards seek to recognise the hard work that business owners contribute to the local community in generating employment for millions of Australians, as well as their contribution to the Australian economy.
Small Business Entrepreneur Finalist, Peter Fowler, said this was especially evident in both submissions put forward by Collins Hume, also an Accounting Services category finalist.
"There are so many amazing accounting firms all around Australia who take part each year," Peter said. "We have a special team who we cannot thank enough for everything they do and who always have our clients' best interests at heart."
"When you get to work with a great bunch of people who share a common purpose, it makes every workday a joy, especially when we all set out to help our clients and community to get across the line."
The Australian Small Business Champion Awards once again attracted hundreds of entries from a diverse range of industries.
"Many finalists are driven by improving the lives of others and making a contribution to our communities, whether via an invention, innovation, experience or other means and Collins Hume is no exception," Peter said.
"Through our efforts in the Northern Rivers, we aim to exemplify our region's entrepreneurial spirit, pro-business mentality and wider global outlook."
The 2019 Australian Small Business Champion Awards are presented by Precedent Productions and sponsored by Nova Employment and Castaway. The winners will be announced at the Gala Dinner on Saturday, 6 April in Sydney.