Sign-writer flies flag for business awards

Local businessman and active community member Matt Cockrum is a strong supporter of the annual Millicent Community Business Association (MBCA) Business Awards. His sign-writing business Cocky’s Signs won the category of Outstanding Business in the Manufacturing/Construction/ Trades at the 2015 ceremony.

It has been run in association with his wife Tam for the past 13 years. The father-of-four is heavily involved in the CFS, Mid South East Football League junior committee and football umpiring. Cocky’s Signs are currently moving into the family firm’s newly-purchased and renovated premises in Davenport Street, Millicent.

According to Mr Cockrum, the annual MBCA awards are a wonderful encouragement to businesses in Millicent and he is pleased to again be a sponsor in 2021. “I again encourage everyone to be involved this year by filling out nomination forms,” Mr Cockrum said. “We were thrilled to win our category in 2015 and I hope there are many nominations in the various categories for businesses and employees this year.

“The awards are a great initiative by the Millicent Business Community Association. “Not only did our business receive the recognition, we also received advertising packages from various media organisations.’’

Mr Cockrum was also full of praise for the awards night itself and recommended people secure their tickets for the 2021 event. It will take the form of a cabaret at the Millicent War Memorial Civic and Arts Centre on August 21. Nominations from the public close on July 11 for the tenth annual Millicent Community Business Association (MBCA) Business Awards.

The awards will be offered in the categories of Outstanding Business  Agricultural/Horticultural/Viticulture, Outstanding Business – Manufacturing/ Construction/Trades, Outstanding Business – Service, Outstanding Business – Retail, Outstanding Business-Hospitality and Business, Employee of the Year and Young Employee of the Year.

An independent judging panel will determine the winners.

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