City support for small business awards

15 September 2022

Continuing a long partnership with the Stirling Business Association to recognise excellence in local businesses, the City of Stirling will provide funding support for the Stirling Business Awards 2023.

The Stirling Business Association is a not-for-profit organisation providing local businesses networking opportunities, training and access to accommodation for local businesses at Stirling Business Centre.

The City has proudly supported the Stirling Business Awards for many years, including in 2021 as major sponsor, and is pleased the event will be held at the Rendezvous Hotel in Scarborough on Saturday 6 May 2023. The City will provide $20,000 in direct and in-kind funding for the Stirling Business Association to host the event.

In 2021, Perway Construction Services was named Stirling Business of the Year, with other awards going to The Limbar Academy, Sideffect Australia, Finness Advisory, Julia Ewart, MUMMACTIV, Suzanne Laidlaw, Safe Counselling Australia, Precious Time Business Services and Pierrot’s Hair and Brow Studio.

Mayor Mark Irwin said continuing to support the Stirling Business Awards 2023 would promote local businesses and the important job creation role they play in the City.

“With well-established business and retail centres and approximately 80,350 people working in the City, we are the second-largest employment district in Western Australia, after the Perth central business district,” he said.

“At the heart of that business community are thousands of small businesses who work tirelessly for their community, creating local jobs and stimulating economic growth.

“We as a City are committed to encouraging investment to create a diverse mix of industries, facilitating local business and employment growth by fostering a more business-friendly environment, and attracting visitors to our City by creating opportunities and places where people can meet, shop, create, learn and work.

“By once again sponsoring the Stirling Business Awards, we are recognising the importance of small business to our local community, and we are bringing tangible action to our strategic goal of being known as a vibrant, smart, prosperous and local business City.”

Stirling Business Association (SBA) Chief Executive Officer Paul Jagger said securing funding support for the event from the City was greatly appreciated by the SBA.

“The stakeholder relationship we have with the City of Stirling is critical in concerting our joint effort to support small business,” he said.

“Our excitement grows as we approach our 50th year in operation and our 29th year in running the small business awards.”

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