Australia Post is calling for nominations to find its 2022 Local Business Heroes, with $285k to go towards helping local SMBs with unique and valued connections to their community.
Nominations are open until Friday 25 March 2022, with 57 Local Business Heroes to be named across the country. Each of the Local Business Heroes will receive a ‘Heroes Package’ worth up to $5,000, which includes tailored sending offers, increased exposure through Australia Post’s mail networks and exclusive access to business coaching services.
Australia Post gives back to its customers
Australia Post Executive General Manager Retail Catriona Noble said the Local Business Heroes program highlighted the close relationships Post Offices have with clients and showed the ability and willingness of Post Office team members to support their local businesses.
“We have more than 4,300 Post Offices across Australia with over 2,500 of these in regional areas, and our Post Office team members help local businesses connect with their customers and access essential services like banking, every day,” Ms Noble said.
“The Local Business Heroes program is a great way to continue that support and build on established relationships, to help our local businesses thrive and give back to communities.”
Past Local Business Hero commends Australia Post
2021 Local Business Hero Simone Hubble, who runs therapy toy store for kids with autism Happy Hubble Australia, said the support of her local Post Office helped her business to grow.
“I am grateful that my local Post Office team believed in me and my dream by nominating me for the Local Business Hero program last year. Their support enabled us to build greater awareness of our brand and support more families of kids with autism and ADHD.” she said.
Research by Deloitte Access Economics showed that a household or business visited their Post Office 16 times a year and 2/3 businesses visited the Post Office at least once a week.
SME business owners are encouraged to visit their local Post Office to speak with the team about nominating their business for the program, or chat directly with their Account Manager.
For more information, visit auspost.com.au/localbusinessheroes