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Awards Founder, Managing Director, Precedent Productions

Steve Loe

The Australian Small Business Champion Awards are the country’s premier small business awards program. The program serves as a fitting way to recognise your business on a national level, acknowledging the vision and commitment so many small businesses across the country display.

I am still in awe of what small business can achieve and know how important it is to highlight the significant contribution you make to the Australian economy. We continue to see an array of successful businesses enter the awards, and we hope to see your business success highlighted in 2025.

If you are an owner or manager of an Australian small business, I believe it is your time to be acknowledged and recognised. I look forward to meeting you at the 2025 Australian Small Business Champion Awards gala event, as we continue to share and celebrate your stories that shape Australia.

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How It Started

The Australian Small Business Champion Awards originated in 1999 as the NSW Small Business Champion of Champion Awards, which were successful in recognising the most outstanding businesses from the state of New South Wales. In 2007, the program expanded to recognise the achievements of outstanding small businesses from all states and territories across Australia, and the Australian Small Business Champions Awards program was conceived.

Developed and managed by Precedent Productions, a small business in its own right with 30 years’ experience in managing successful awards programs, the Australian Small Business Champions Awards have grown into the flagship program recognising Australian Small Business excellence.

The Australian Small Business Champion Awards is a prestigious and comprehensive program that supports and recognises small businesses across Australia.

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.

The awards are the pinnacle of business success. They recognise the values associated with successful businesses

Achieving the title of the 2023 Australian Small Business Champion Entrepreneur was an immense privilege, and it fills me with great pride. This acknowledgement serves as a testament to the commitment and hard work that both my team and I have wholeheartedly invested in, nurturing the wonderful community we've built at Lust Minerals. Our community is at the heart of everything we do, and without their support, this journey wouldn't have been possible. This recognition has inspired me to continue to strive to make a positive difference, and having the opportunity to connect through these awards with so many other Small Business Entrepreneurs was invaluable. Thank you again to Steve and the Precedent Productions Team for this incredible opportunity

Stacey Hollands, Founder - Lust Minerals
2023 Small Business Champion Entrepreneur

Receiving the title of Champion Entrepreneur at the 2023 Australian Small Business Awards was a truly inspiring moment. As an immigrant with a distinct accent, surrounded by over a thousand attendees and 20+ finalists, I never expected to win. Simply being among the finalists filled me with pride. This award holds immense personal and professional significance. It reflects the value of diverse backgrounds and international experiences, as well as the dedication of my passionate team. I'm deeply grateful to the Australian Small Business Champion Awards for this recognition, which enhances Mo Works' credibility and strengthens our commitment to making a positive impact.

Mo Hamdouna, Managing Director - Mo Works
2023 Small Business Champion Entrepreneur

Taking home the title of Champion Entrepreneur at the 2024 Australian Small Business Champion Awards will be a pivotal moment in my career. It has inspired me to be a better leader and actually embrace the fact that I am worthy of being a successful entrepreneur and businessman. My message to everyone is; please don’t give up on your dream, work hard, be ethical and serve your people with integrity. The rewards will come in due course, nothing great comes easy! BareWolf® is a beauty clinic For Men, by men and has definitely become the talk of the town and the award has given us credibility in our industry that is dominated by females.

Dully Sayed, Owner - BareWolf
2024 Small Business Champion Entrepreneur