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Steve Loe

It is a great honour to welcome you to the 2024 Australian Trades Small Business Champion Awards. It is time to elevate your business to national attention, and recognise the vital and impressive contribution you make to Australian communities.

Small businesses in the trade sector are leaving their mark across the country. Innovation and precision are at the heart of what you do, and we are proud to highlight your success. This program was created to provide opportunity for all individuals and businesses in Australian trades to be awarded the recognition they deserve. The program is open to all businesses involved across the trade industry.

Our vision is to celebrate and inspire the innovative, confident, balanced, and dynamic side of each business, leading towards excellence and success in their chosen trade.

We would like to express our gratitude to our partners and supporters. We trust that this year's awards program will continue to cement its presence as an important institution honouring Australian tradespeople in small business and their achievements for years to come.

Thank you for your service to the small business sector, and Australian communities everywhere.

Best of luck throughout 2024 and for all your future endeavours!

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How It Started

The Australian Small Business Champion Awards originated in 1999 to recognise the achievements of outstanding small businesses from all states and territories across Australia.

Developed and managed by Precedent Productions, a small business in its own right, with 40 years' experience in managing successful awards programs, the Australian Small Business Champions Awards have grown into the flagship program recognising small business excellence throughout Australia.

In 2023, the inaugural Australian Trade Small Business Champion Awards were launched to acknowledge the trades people who are contributing, influencing, and leading their sectors and trades. As we look to the future, we envision 2024 to be even stronger, more vibrant, and innovative as Australia celebrates the exceptional trades people who make it so.

Winning the 2023 Young Small Business Champion Trades Entrepreneur award in Sydney was a truly humbling experience. Standing on stage in front of 1,000 fellow nominees, the energy and dedication in the room were palpable. The recognition from this prestigious award has been a major boost for my business. It's opened doors to exciting new collaborations on diverse projects, and increased visibility has allowed me to give back to the community by hosting monthly giveaways of my services to those in need. This award continues to inspire me to push boundaries in the Landscaping & Construction Industries, and I'm energized by the prospect of fostering the next generation of skilled tradespeople.

Jacob Free, Owner - Mornington Turfing & Landscaping
Young Small Business Champion Trades Entrepreneur