Micro Business Award (0-4 employees)
Friday 14 November, saw us back in Perth, this time at the Hyatt Regency for another Business Award Gala Presentation. As winners of the Albany Chamber of Commerce & Industry Awards, we were invited to submit an application for the Western Australian Small Business Awards.
We were excited to be at the presentation as finalists, not expecting anything else. We were finalists in a very strong field of micro businesses.
When the words "and the winner is .... HideAway Haven" was called, we were shocked but so thrilled and excited. Can you tell?
Another podium and another speech not prepared. I did much better this time, remembering to thank a few people and organisations. I also mentioned how proud we were of our city after the recent ANZAC Commemorations.
The whole award evening was just fantastic. So many people came up and congratulated us. Being with other small business owners was fantastic as we share the same values of customer service and hard work.
Big congratulations to Mandurah Cruises and Gift Shop for being named 2014 Western Australian Regional Small Business of the Year. Starting with one vessel back in 2006, today they have five vessels, a retail outlet and an event coordination service. You have an amazing business. Next time we are in Mandurah we will be sure to stop in and say Hi and take one of your tours.
An invitation is offered to us as finalists to participate in a light hearted video that is shown on the night. The theme song was The Best Day of My Life, so we invited our housekeepers and some of our business partners. We put on our robes, made up some sings and had a great time. Good work Lomax Media, always nice to take some time out of our busy lives to have some fun and a whole lot of laughs. You can find the video here.