Toowoomba florist Blooming Gorgeous has placed as a finalist in the Australian Small Business Champion Awards. After being chosen as winners of the prestigious Florist Award from more than 1200 applicants in 2016, the company is excited to be involved in the awards again this year.

Blooming Gorgeous director, Sally Harvey, said, “We are over the moon to announce we are finalists again this year in The Australian Small Business awards. We are very honoured and thank all of our customers and the local community who support Blooming Gorgeous.

The awards recognise achievements and honour great performances in small business. My amazing staff and my incredibly supportive family make it possible for Blooming Gorgeous to continue achieving this honour year after year.”

Originating in 1999, The Australian Small Business Awards is a reputable program that acknowledges Australian small businesses for their work. The Awards have a diverse range of categories for eligible businesses to apply for, for everything from Trade Services to Performing Arts. Thousands of small businesses all over the country enter the Awards each year.

Award-winning Blooming Gorgeous has not only taken home an Australian Small Business Award, they also won the ‘Retail and Wholesale – General Retail’ award at the Heritage Bank Business Excellence Awards in both 2015 and 2016. Sally Harvey was also a finalist for the 2016 Downs Women in Business Award and received an Awardee of Merit Award the year before.

Award winners will be announced on the Australian Small Business Awards website on Monday, 3 April.