2008 – Champion Small Business for South Australia
Proteus Leadership has been named Champion Educational Services at the 2008 South Australia Small Business Champion Awards held at the National Wine Centre of Australia, Adelaide, on Friday 3 October, 2008.
Building their reputation as the ‘Oscars’ for Australia’s small business sector, the Australian Small Business Champion Awards is the only national program of its kind to recognise achievements and honour great performances in small business.
One of the aims of the Small Business Champion Awards is to encourage excellence. “The Small Business Champion Awards is a celebration of small business and its contribution to the Australian way of life”, said Steve Loe, Managing Director of Precedent Productions who manage and present the awards. “When the Champion Judges evaluate a submission, they are looking at all aspects of a winning business; business strategies, customer service, vision, support of the local community and growth, just to name a few. It’s not always about money. There are many small business owners who will never be millionaires, but whose contribution is invaluable”, Steve said.
The Proteus team was delighted to receive their silver statuette, certificate and state recognition as a small business champion. In addition, to have their passion, dedication, commitment and hard work celebrated amongst their peers was an experience they will never forget.
The South Australia Small Business Champion Awards also presented CEO & founder of Proteus Leadership, Des Penny with the individual South Australian Champion Entrepreneur award. Des Penny and his team will represent South Australia in their category against other states and territories on a national level at the Australian Small Business Champion Awards to be held in Sydney on Saturday 1 November 2008.
The Awards are proudly presented by Precedent Productions, a small business in its own right and supported by the Major Sponsor, Commonwealth Bank Local Business Banking; Associate Sponsors, Reckon Limited and CPA Australia and the Champions Supporter, The Council of Small Business of Australia.