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Business Awards judges announced

Business Awards judge Genevieve Warne in a shop.

Council has announced the judging panel for this year's Mount Alexander Business Awards.

Friday 1 November 2019

The Mount Alexander Business Awards are one big step closer to finding its winners following the formation of the expert judging panel to assess the record number of entries.

The members of the independent judging panel for the 2019 Mount Alexander Business Awards are:

• Lisa Rundell, Founder and Director, Lost Trades Fair and Tomahawk Marketing + PR
• Paul Henderson, Regional Manager - Northern Victoria, AusIndustry
• Gavin Coffey, retired CEO, Bolwell Corporation Australia Pty Ltd
• Daniel Bone, Chair of Business Mount Alexander and lead consultant at xBrain
• Mark Coffey, Allawah Bendigo and Wine Bank on View
• Kate Gamble – President of Maldon Inc. and owner of The Shopkeepers Quarters and The Miner’s Pride
• Rebecca Pedretti, Coordinator Economic Development, Hepburn Shire Council
• Genevieve Wearne – Owner, The Flop House
• Lorraine le Plastrier – Mount Alexander Shire Disability Advocacy Group (MASDAG)
• Paul Gianni - Mount Alexander Shire Disability Advocacy Group (MASDAG).

“The number and quality of submissions has been excellent and we are now pleased to announce the experts on our judging panel,” said David Leathem, Manager, Economy and Culture, Mount Alexander Shire Council.

“Our panel bring strong expertise and business acumen from a variety of fields, and are committed to ensuring a strong and robust judging process,” he said.

The judges have reviewed the entries in each category to develop a shortlist of the most outstanding businesses in the eight award categories.

The judges then visited the workplace of shortlisted businesses to build on the detail in the award entry.

The finalists and winners in each category will be announced at a gala event on Thursday 5 December. Bookings can be made at bit.ly/MtAlexBoxOffice.

Category winners will also be in the running for the coveted Business of the Year award and $2,000 prize money.

“Council and our program partners wish all businesses that entered the best of luck,” said Mr Leathem.

For more information visit www.mountalexanderbusinessawards.com.au.

The awards are run in partnership with the Midland Express/Castlemaine Mail, and are proudly supported by Business Mount Alexander, Good Earth Garden Supplies, Maldon Inc., Maldon & District Community Bank, Small Business Victoria and Workspace Australia.

Image: Genevieve Wearne is owner of The Flop House and one of the judges for the Mount Alexander Business Awards.

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