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"Empowering Entrepreneurs- How Sandy Aslett Milliner Became a Small Business Champion"

Winner of Small Business Champion Awards Retail Sole Operator
Empowering Entrepreneurs How Sandy Aslett Milliner became a Small Business Champion


Empowering Entrepreneur Sandy Aslett Milliner based in Qld has taken top gong in the Retail Sole Operator category of the 2024 Australian Small Business Champion Awards.

The only recognition awards programme that celebrates the achievements and considerable economicsocial and cultural contribution of today's 2.5 million small business operators from right across the countrythe Awards specifically highlight the finest of Australia's small businesses in the retailservicesand manufacturing industries across a total of more than 100 categories.

This year marks the 26th consecutive year of the Australian Small Business Champion Awards and its most successful year to-datewith more entries received this year than any year prior.

Announced winner of the Retail Sole Operator category at the AwardsNational Presentation Evening Gala Event at Sydney's The Star on Saturday 13th AprilSandy Aslett Milliner received a customized statuette trophy and certificateand gained invaluable kudos as a nationally recognized industry leader.


"This year's Awards saw more than 5,500 small business submissions from cities as well as rural, regional and suburban towns in every Australian state and territory," said Steve Loe, Awards Founder and Managing Director of Precedent Productions, which coordinates the Australian Small Business Champion Awards.


We've been running the Champion Awards programme since 1999 and I must say, this year's submissions were particularly inspiring and spoke volumes of the resilience of small business operators during tough times.


Operating a small business today requires steadfast commitment, leadership, savviness, creativity, people skills, vision, social consciousness, and a spirited drive - all elements of success that our independent judging panel pinpointed as among the key reasons for their selection of Sandy Aslett Milliner as 2024 sole Champion of the Retail Sole Operator category.


I am blown away by the growth of this programme and its intensifying spotlight on the most deserving small business operators, who valiantly serve their communities and encourage us all to strive for success with ample drive, determination and fortitude, added Mr Loe.

Hosted by popular Nine presenter and journalist Jayne Azzopardi and attended by more than 1000 small business people, this year's National Presentation Gala featured star-studded entertainment fitting to the Champion Awards' biggest year in more than a quarter of a century. Dami Im, Harrison Craig, Johnny Manuel and Stefanie Jones were among the red-carpet event's headline stage acts.

The Awards were supported by Presenting Partner the Commonwealth Bank, and Major Partners Nine Ad Manager, NOVA Employment, Castaway Forecasting, Big Clean, Xcllusive Business Sales and Boa.


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