And the business awards finalists for this year are …

Sandra Buchler, Jesslyn Acheson, Melanie Davie, Tabitha Blake, Linda Van Coller, Danny and Ryan Demosthenous at the 2017 Forbes Boscars gala dinner.
Sandra Buchler, Jesslyn Acheson, Melanie Davie, Tabitha Blake, Linda Van Coller, Danny and Ryan Demosthenous at the 2017 Forbes Boscars gala dinner.

It’s now just one month until the Forbes Business Awards and the Business Chamber has released the list of finalists.

They are:

Excellence in Small Business sponsored by the Business Enterprise Centre: The Forbes Phoenix, Life Pharmacy Forbes, Mid West Pest Management, Flannery’s Pharmacy, Roylance’s Auto One, Forbes Small Engine Specialists, BWR Accountants and Advisers, Eyewear Specs.

Employee of the Year sponsored by Agriwest CRT: Anita Westley – Forbes Veterinary Clinic, Allan Brockman – Acheson’s Home Timber and Hardware, Lauren Hutchinson – Eyewear Specs, Jayne Whitworth – News On Rankin, Robyn England – Power Tools Plus, Michelle Grace – Flannery’s Pharmacy.

Young Entrepreneur sponsored by Roylance Auto One: Monique Pointon – Sweet Three Vintage Van, Adam Chudleigh – McCarron Cullinane Chudleigh, Stevie Skene – Homies & Co, Nicolas Taylor – Nic’s Garage, Kristen Woods – Kristen’s Dane Studio, Kate Ralph – Elevate Dance Studio.

Start Up Superstar  sponsored by Flannery’s Pharmacy: Elevate Dance Studio, Forbes Thai Massage Centre, Made Of Fridays, Sweet Three Van.

People’s Choice Tradie of the Year sponsored by Forbes Business Chamber: John Burton, Scott Burton, Matt Bull, Brad McMillian, Anita Westley, Monique Pointon, Corey Hurford, Wez Finn, John Betland, Mark Webb, Jamie Brown, Abe Duggan, John Butler, Ashley Acheson, Tom Maitland, Ben Godden, Brett Stace, Rodney Buckman, Harry Jones, Jamie Loomes, Jack Reid, Jack Geppert.

People’s Choice: Most popular Business sponsored by WIN Television: Sweet Three Vintage Van, Little Extras Lifestyle, Roylance’s Auto One, News On Rankin, Forbes Services Memorial Club, Forbes Veterinary Clinic, Harry Jones Painting Life Pharmacy Forbes, Sweet Treats, Bright Beginnings Early Learning Centre, Forbes Family Dentists, Loomzy’s Fish n Fix, Forbes Toyota, Made Of Fridays, Forbes Railway Arts and Tourist Centre, Forbes Bake House, Homie & amp Co, Forbes Small Engines, Sugar Riot Events Forbes, Eyewear Specs, Blush Organic Beauty, Matt Bull Concreting

In the event that there are two or less finalists in a category the committee has decided not to put the names to print.  However, all finalists have been notified by email. 

Other categories include Business Leader of the Year, Business of the Year, Excellence in Business (20 or more Employees), Excellence in Social Enterprise, Excellence in Innovation, Employer of Choice, Apprentice or Trainee of the Year.

The Boscars are on February 8 at the Services Memorial Club, tickets through www.123tix.com.au/events/2549/the-boscars