Nominations for the Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Awards for Business open today and will recognise business leaders who have excelled in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.
Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner called on the community to nominate business leaders they knew who have used their resilience, creativity and determination to survive and thrive through these tough economic conditions.
“Each year, the Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Awards for Business recognises our city’s most innovative and resilient multicultural business leaders and I know this year’s ceremony will again showcase the tenacity of our community,” Cr Schrinner said.
“Whether it’s facing snap lockdowns or adapting to new ways of working, it continues to be a challenging environment for our business community. That’s why I’m encouraging everyone to nominate someone they know who has risen to the challenges of the past 12 months.”
The awards feature three categories including the Nick Xynias Young Multicultural Business Person of the Year, Multicultural Business Person of the Year, and the Multicultural Entrepreneur of the Year.
Past winners include Canio Muscillo, for his contribution to Brisbane’s business and finance community as a renowned CPA and Business Advisor, Peter Marinos, for his tireless efforts of more than a decade in growing his successful fruit and vegetable business and Aishwarya Somal, for her dedication to domestic violence, migration and family law.
Winners will be announced at an awards night in City Hall in October, with recipients of the 2021 Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Business Scholarship Program and Mentoring Scheme to also be recognised on the night.
All funds raised from the awards will support the Scholarship Program and Mentoring Scheme, which has supported more than 500 diverse recipients to grow their business endeavours since it began in 2008.
Nominations are open from 5pm today until 9 July 2021. Tickets for the Dinner and Awards will be available from mid-August. To apply visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/multicultural.
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