The team behind The People and Culture Office are hoping the expression “third time’s a charm” holds true after being again shortlisted for an Australian small business award.
The Kalgoorlie-Boulder HR consultancy has been named a finalist in this year’s Australian Women’s Small Business Champion Awards for the business services category.
Founder and director Simone Pickering said she hoped to take the top gong after her business was named a finalist in last year’s women’s businesses awards, as well as in this year’s overall award.
“This is actually our third finalist nod through the Australian Small Business Championship Awards,” she said.
“We’re the only regional WA finalist in the business services section and there’s someone from Perth who is in there as well.”
Ms Pickering said nominees were judged based on how much growth a business had experienced along with their community support programs.
“Being in the finalist list gives you an indication that you’re doing something right and that’s more where the thrill or the satisfaction comes from for me,” she said.
“We’ve done a lot of pro bono work for two not-for-profits in the Goldfields so I think that that went a long way towards our (selection) as a finalist.”
Award winners will be announced at a presentation night on September 23 in Sydney.
Ms Pickering said she had attended the previous two gala events which had provided an opportunity to meet like-minded small business owners.
“It’s just a really supportive (event),” she said.
“We didn’t know anyone else . . . we were sitting with, but everybody supports each other and everyone cheers for each other.
“Kalgoorlie is one of those places (that) everyone’s always interested to hear about.
“It’s always gives you a conversation starter when people find out that you’re from Kalgoorlie.”