On again: Allora Butchery was the overall winners at the Business Excellence Awards last year with Aaron Vietheer, Lincoln Walker and Grant Lollback acccepting the award. This year’s awards will be launched next Thursday night.
On again: Allora Butchery was the overall winners at the Business Excellence Awards last year with Aaron Vietheer, Lincoln Walker and Grant Lollback acccepting the award. This year’s awards will be launched next Thursday night.

Countdown to awards launch

BUSINESS Excellence Awards committee chairman Danny Spry is remaining coy about the entertainment and theme of this year’s event until the launch next week.

But he has given away a couple of clues: French and high achieving.

As to which is which and in what order, we will have to wait until the launch next Thursday night at the King’s Theatre to find out.

“I don’t want to give away the theme until the launch night,” he said.

Mr Spry said this year there would again be 10 sections and businesses could either nominate themselves or be nominated, and then submit entry forms as to which section they wanted to compete in.

He said the nomination forms for the awards would be available from business houses across the Rose City from next Thursday and also would be published in the Daily News.

“We’re always looking for more nominations and we would like to see more businesses take up the application process,” he said.

“To become a part of the awards, all businesses need to do is be nominated, but they can self nominate.

“The awards are based on the application process, however.”

The popular event has sold out for some years now and Mr Spry said getting a ticket could prove pretty tricky.

“Anyone in the community can attend but the seating is limited to 300,” he said.

Mr Spry said the committee would be likely to choose two local judges and two from out of town for this year’s awards.

Last year, there were more than 100 nominations but the Allora Butchery was declared the overall winner in a tough field.

To attend the launch of the awards next Thursday at King’s Theatre, RSVP to the Warwick Tourism and Events office in the Town Hall.



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