Ikuntji Artists Aboriginal Corporation from Haasts Bluff has been named Champion Indigenous Business at the Australian Small Business Champion Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony held on Saturday 21st April 2018 at the Star – Sydney, with over 1,100 guests in attendance.
Ikuntji Artists is the first Indigenous owned and run art centre in 20 years of the Awards to receive this recognition.
The Australian Small Business Champion Awards is the only national recognition program for Australian small business.
The program aims to recognise outstanding Australian small business and encourage high standards of excellence in small business practice. “The Australian Small Business Champion Awards is a way to recognise the efforts of small business people whose efforts contribute to the prosperity and vitality of communities across Australia”, said Steve Loe, Managing Director of Precedent Productions and Founder of the Awards. “As a small business owner myself, I know the vision and dedication to excellence required to succeed. These traits have been displayed in abundance by all of our 2018 Small Business Champions.”
Small businesses from across Australia delivered an impressive array of entries, with winners representing a broad range of industries from all states and territories.
The Awards are proudly presented by Precedent Productions, a small business in its own right, and supported by Major Sponsors, NOVA Employment and Castaway Forecasting with Associate Sponsors, Black Star Pastry and Taurus Marketing.