Every year the Geelong Chamber of Commerce runs a competition, appropriately named “The Geelong Business Excellence Awards”. It is open for all Geelong businesses, of any size, and any trade, product or service to enter.
After attending 3 years of information sessions, 2016 was the first year that Raw Edge Hairdressing finally decided to put all of our achievements on paper, and enter. The entry consists of a 2750 word written entry broken up into five categories, followed by a nerve-wracking ninety minute presentation to some of the forty judges and Chamber panel members.
We closed the salon on Thursday 18th August so the whole team could attend the awards presentation dinner, only expecting to enjoy a meal, a few glasses of bubbly and do some serious networking amongst all the fabulous business people of Geelong.
Well… much to our surprise, we were announced finalist for four categories
- Commercial Services Small Business
- Retail Business
- Micro to Small Business
- Best First Year Entry
…and even better than that, we were then announced WINNERS of the 2016 Geelong Business Excellence Awards “BEST FIRST YEAR ENTRY”, sponsored by the Gordon Institute of TAFE.
Excited is an understatement! For the first time in her life, the boss lady was actually speechless!
Two weeks later, Caitlyn and Charli attended the winner’s cocktail evening, and got the opportunity to schmooze with the other incredible winners, judges and Chamber members.
The Raw Edge girls are absolutely stoked with the result and proud of our achievements, and we got a whopper of a trophy to have on show at the salon too. These awards wouldn’t be possible without the support and loyalty of all of our fabulous clients, so thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
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