2022 GBEA finalists announced

(L-R) Cathryn Walley and Simon Flowers of major sponsor LBW Business + Wealth Advisors with Geelong Chamber chief executive Ben Flynn. (Supplied)

The Geelong Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with major sponsor LBW Business + Wealth Advisors, are delighted to announce that this year’s Geelong Business Excellence Awards (GBEAs) received an outstanding 20 per cent increase on total entries compared to previous years.

While not all entrants can proceed as finalists, the process allows all businesses to review and reflect on their business operations and potentially gain valuable insights and identify new key business improvements.

“Based on the written scores, it looks like the judges have a hard task ahead of them to choose the winners this year – it is a very good standard of entries and most of the written scoring is quite close,” chair of judging and LBW Business + Wealth Advisors principal Simon Flowers says .

“In the coming weeks, the judges will interview each of the finalists. Geelong is vibrant business community and we can’t wait to understand what makes each business clever, creative and connected.”

Please congratulate the following Businesses, Business Leaders and Young Entrepreneurs on becoming a finalist in the 2022 GBEAs.

Business Award Finalists

13th Beach Health Services

Accessible Accommodation

Adventure Park

AMD Hairdressing

Ardour Electrical

Arthur Reed Photos

Bare Skin and Body Clinic

Barwon Occupational Therapy

Bellarine Community Support Register Inc

Bellington Estate

Bree Gorman Consulting

Cabinets by Computer

CentreStage Pty Ltd

Childs Play ELC

Coastyle Building Solutions

Corio Village – Retpro

Cottage by the Sea Queenscliff Inc

Cotton On Distribution Centre

Crew Faced Makeup Artistry

Custom Neon

CX Video

del Rios Winery & Restaurant

Doll House Hair Artistry

Engels Floyd & Associates

Enterprise Monkey

Event Kit

Evolution Design Agency

Fit as FX

Five Graces Photography Pty Ltd

Frank n Al Chai

Geelong Ballooning

Geelong Bank

Geelong Insurance Brokers

Geelong Property Hub

Geelong Real Estate Co

Grip 6 Pty Ltd

High eight home & living

Higher Mark – Geelong Cats

HPS Tech

Jibber Jabber Allied Health Pty Ltd

Kardinia International College

Lara Village Dental

Liberty Financial

Life is Worth Living

Master Your Money Now

MultiSkills Training

Pre Loved Geelong


ReOvenise Pty Ltd

Scubabo Dive Victoria

Splatters Cheese Bar

Stylin’ Dogs

Sugar Images

The 18th Amendment Bar

The Proven Group

The Salary Packaging People

The Streets Barbershop

Think Strategic

True South Film

Viewpoint Digital Media

Walker Safety Services

You’re Gorgeous Hair & Beauty

Zacale Pty Ltd (T/A McDonald’s Geelong North, McDonald’s Corio Village and McDonalds Geelong Central)

Business Leader of the Year Finalists

David Greenwood

Diana Taylor

Joe Ormeno

Justin Collins

Maree Herath

Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalists

Cam O’Keefe

Lee-Anne Campigli

Shannon Bowman

The awards presentation event will take place at GMHBA Stadium on Thursday, October 27. Guests will enjoy a three-course meal, drinks and entertainment . They will also see the 20 awards presented, including the most prestigious accolade, the 2022 Geelong Business of the Year.

Don’t miss Geelong’s most prestigious business awards event of the year! Visit gbea.com.au to purchase tickets.