Thursday, June 1st, 2023 - 30th Belmont & Western Australian Small Business Awards Launch

The 30th annual Belmont & Western Australian Small Business Awards was officially launched at Empire Bar in Lathlain on 31st of May, 2023. The Belmont & Western Australian Small Business Awards is coordinated by the Belmont Business Enterprise Centre Inc. (Belmont BEC) who is celebrating 30 years of opportunities, training, and mentoring assisting WA small businesses; and is supported by major sponsors:- City of Belmont and the Textile Clothing Footwear Resource Centre of WA (TCFWA).

Small businesses make up 97.2% of all Western Australian business - with 223,524 small businesses contributing over $54 billion to the economy per year. Small businesses are not only important for their local communities, but have a big impact at all the state, national and international levels. (source:

Carol Hanlon, Founding CEO of the Belmont Business Enterprise Centre Inc., and the founder of the Belmont & WA Small Business Awards said, “The Awards are a great way for small businesses to showcase themselves, attract new business opportunities, gain media coverage, and build staff excitement and loyalty.”

The Awards provide recognition and encouragement for small business achievements and are open for small businesses, individuals and organisations in Belmont, Perth metropolitan area and across regional Western Australia.

Textile, Clothing and Footwear Resource Centre of Western Australia Inc. (TCFWA) are proud to sponsor the Karl Farrell Inspiration Award - recognising rising above challenges faced in business life.

The Textile, Clothing and Footwear Resource Centre of Western Australia provides a valuable resource for the fashion and TCF industries. Karl Farrell was an inspirational Chair of TCFWA, and this award honours his memory.

Established in Belmont in 1998, the not-for-profit centre has been so successful, that it now receives requests from across Australia and overseas. TCFWA provides specialised fashion business skills, mentoring and supply chain sourcing on and offshore and has been recognised as a leader and role model organisation.

Nominating small businesses can be located anywhere in Western Australia and potential entrants will be able to access a wide range of support in preparing their submission that includes Free Award Entry Submission Kits including Free Webinars, Workshops, and access to Award Mentors who can assist with tips in preparing award submissions to impress the judging panel.

Entries close on September 26th and winners will be announced at the ‘Night of Stars’ event that will take place in the Ballroom of the Perth Exhibition and Convention Centre on November 1st, 2023.

For more information on how to enter the awards and other categories, please contact [email protected] or phone: (08) 9479 3777 or view

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30th Belmont & Western Australian Small Business Awards Launch

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City of Belmont

The City of Belmont is a vibrant, modern City located just six kilometres from the Perth CBD. The City's prime location between Perth Airport and Perth CBD has led to a strong local freight and logistics industry, and attracts new families, businesses, and visitors to the area. With a pro-business outlook, diverse local economy, and growing population, the City is a great place to live, work, and invest.


Belmont BEC is a non-profit community organisation established in 1994, providing training, mentoring, networking, support services and opportunities to over 33,000+ individuals in Belmont, WA & Australia to start or improve their small business and is a specialist in virtual business incubation. Belmont BEC has originated a large range of well-known projects and programs for the benefit of its small business clients that have included the annual Belmont & Western Australian Small Business Awards, designedge Innovation FESTIVAL, TCF Resource Centre WA, Multicultural Business Support Services, WA Racing Industry Project, Belmont Clothes Library, BPW Business Incubator Online Projects for Women in Business, Count Me IN Disability Employer Awareness, MY Business Incubator Cyber Security Project and the BEC National Export Training & Mentoring Project. 


TCFWA | TCF Australia | TCF Global is a non-profit industry association established in 1998, assisting over 6,000 designers, creatives, fashion & TCFL related industry small business with fashion business skill development including TCF Australia Export Training & Mentoring Project, designedge Innovation festival, sustainable fashion & circular economy topics, MY Fashion Incubator migrant small business projects, linkages in the global supply chains, international trade missions and industry networks.


Carol Hanlon
P: P| 61 8 9479 3777


The 30th annual Belmont & Western Australian Small Business Awards supported by major sponsors: City of Belmont and the Textile Clothing Footwear Resource Centre of WA (TCFWA).




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