For the past three years, Paddington Pups has entered in one of the most prestigious small business competitions held in Australia – The Australian Small Business Champion Awards.
The awards were founded in 1999, and they seek to acknowledge the hard work that businesses contribute to the local community through creating employment, as well as their overall contribution to the Australian economy. There are over forty different business categories that can be entered, from education services to florists, and everything in between. Our category is within Pet Services, which includes animal shelters, pet shops, veterinary clinics, pet grooming, pet training, pet care, and several others. Of all the applications entered in each category, there are about ten businesses selected as finalists.
As mentioned above we have enrolled in the last three years, and we have made the cut of finalist every time, so we must be doing something right! The crown of Small Business Champion is awarded to only one business owner per category and is held at the annual awards night in Sydney on 21st April, where Bree Robbins (owner of Pad Pups) will be attending. Everyone at Pad Pups is very excited about our third attempt at victory, and we feel quite confident that our fearless leader will return home with a nice big trophy!