Nominations open for small business award

13 Feb 2013 11:33 AMJann Stuckey

Friday, February 08, 2013

Queensland small businesses working hard to become more sustainable are being encouraged to nominate for the 2013 Premier’s Sustainability Awards. 

Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games Jann Stuckey said the awards identified and recognised those who had made an outstanding contribution to promoting and advancing sustainability in Queensland.

“The award for small business is designed to showcase Queensland-based initiatives that have helped set higher standards in business efficiency, commercial competitiveness and environmental performance,” Ms Stuckey said.

“The 2013 awards program includes eight categories, as well as the Premier’s Award. My department will sponsor the Small Business category with the winner to receive $2,500 to support their work.

“Small business underpins Queensland’s four-pillar economy, supporting tourism, agriculture, resources and construction.

“I would encourage all small businesses using sustainable practices to put themselves forward for this award.”

Nominations for the 2013 Premier’s Sustainability Awards close on 15 March 2013, and the winners will be announced at an awards dinner at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on 14 June.

For more information or to nominate, visit www.ehp.qld.gov.au/premiersawards( http://www.ehp.qld.gov.au/premiersawards ) or phone 3339 5873.

For business information and assistance visit www.business.qld.gov.au( http://www.business.qld.gov.au/ ).

[ENDS] 8 February 2013