The Submission Writer applies the strategy and specialist skills needed to win awards, grants and tenders for business owners and teams. Our collaborative approach captures both the personal and the strategic, resulting in a compelling, high-level submission that is engaging, authentic and evidence based.

Business Recovery Planning

As Australian businesses digest the impacts of the unfolding crisis, the road to recovery seems distant.

Our team have put together a Business Recovery Package designed to assess the changes in the marketplace and assist you to quickly pivot your business marketing strategy. Drawing on our skills as communicators with over 20 years experience, we will discuss your needs, show how new market trends impact your business, plan a scalable recovery strategy and help your team to implement it. We utilise online project management technology and document sharing platforms that allow us to work seamlessly with your team from any location.

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Response to Tender

We recognise that writing a response to tender can be a difficult and overwhelming process for in-house teams to address. Our specialist writers will help you navigate a path through; disseminating information, coordinating a team response and ultimately crafting a compelling submission – with a single consistent voice – that meets all tender criteria. Our three-step approach involves initial EOI Review, Business Review and Tender Response Composition. Don’t leave it too late. The earlier you can get started the greater your chance of success.

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Grant Programs

Our writers and facilitators are experienced at working with business managers and teams to develop effective grant bids across a range of industries including Tourism, Agribusiness, the Arts, Events and Education. If you have a significant project on the go that requires an injection of capital, grant applications can be well worth the investment. Regardless of the program, our team are happy to offer a FREE pre-assessments of the cost-benefit against eligibility criteria so you can a make an informed decision about your chances of success.

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Industry Award Submissions

We have developed a proven approach to working with large companies and teams that includes writing multiple entries for specialised industry award programs. We conduct research and interviews to develop an authentic submission narrative that captures both the broad strategy and the personal experience. Focused on delivering consistency, quality and quick turnarounds, The Submission Writer group will earn its place on your preferred contractor lists.

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Telstra Business Awards

With incredible business development and PR opportunities for entrants, The Telstra Business Awards compares businesses in terms of size rather than industry specialisation. There is a graduated submission process involving (i) Business health check (ii) Deep dive submission; and (iii) Judges interview. In 2019, our clients Dashing Designer Dogs of Mornington received Victorian finalist recognition and was selected as the campaign lead for promotion in Telstra shops and online platforms around the country in 2020. Open from January to July annually.

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Australian Tourism Awards Program

The Gold Standard of Awards Programs for the Australian Tourism Industry, the ‘Tourism Awards’ is a comprehensive business review against industry best practice standards. Huge changes in the past two years have resulted in a three- step entry process. The 2020 program involves (i) An accreditation or business standards review, (ii) A comprehensive 10,000 word submission and (iii) A site verification process. Our experienced team entered ten businesses in 2019 across three state award programs that resulted in nine gold and one silver for our clients. Open from March to September annually.

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Client testimonials

(The process) “helped identify gaps in customer service and delivery within the organisation. Nelly … did her own research and asked lots of questions. She effectively communicated key themes of Parks Victoria (that) are quite complex. She was well organised and planned.” “

John Kenwright (Access & Inclusion Coordinator), Parks Victoria

“Nelly prepared 5 submissions for the Tourism Awards for Nitmiluk and Cicada Lodge (NT.) 4 Golds and 1 Silver at State level. 2 Golds and 1 Silver at National level. We could not be happier with the results!”

Sveva Faletto, COO, Nitmiluk Tours, 2019

“The submissions were outstanding and working with you and your team was an experience I can’t wait to repeat, thank you very much Nelly and Team!”

Sveva Faletto, COO, Nitmiluk Tours, 2019

“It was a joy to work with such a team of professionals! Nelly and her team produced an incredible submission thanks to a hands on approach to both research and writing.”

Tim Purchase, Business Development Manager, St Andrews Beach Brewery

“What a stunning submission presenting St Andrews Beach Brewery as a professionally managed and highly successful business in such a short time. Congratulations for the enormous amount of time and effort devoted to producing such a stunning submission extremely well presented, full of facts, high quality enticing images and countless tales of success. Certainly an award entry to be extremely proud of and a pleasure to read!”

2018 Australian Tourism Awards Judges comments

“We couldn’t have done this without the Submission Writer. Thank you for not only writing an amazing submission but for your endless patience and encouragement with our team. Your knowledge of the process is an invaluable asset and I would recommend anyone looking at entering these awards to work with you.”

Michelle Raki (Marketing Manager), Arthurs Seat Eagle 2017

“5 Stars. Very professional, engaged and provided great advice and guidance. (The Submission Writer) spent a lot of time both researching and spending time with key personal within the business.”

Matt Bebe (General Manager), Mornington Peninsula Brewery

Recent Blog Posts

How going back to the village could pave the way for regional tourism recovery.

May 5th, 2020|0 Comments

When the nation’s treasurer starts talking about Covid-19 as a world-wide ‘wakeup call’ and points to ‘the need for greater economic self-sufficiency’, then you’ve gotta wonder if this might be a good time for the country to prioritise Australian-made and really commit to Buy Local or in the case of [...]

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DESTINATION UNKNOWN: THE IMPACTS OF COVID-19 ON REGIONAL TOURISM.

April 6th, 2020|0 Comments

One unexpected consequence of the coronavirus pandemic is a renewed appreciation for the good things in life; our family, our homes, our gardens and our local culture. There is little doubt that local culture, enriched by sustainable tourism, is a fine thing. In regional areas, it promotes artist studios, barista-made [...]

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STAYING AFLOAT IN THE WAKE OF COVID-19

March 17th, 2020|0 Comments

The reality is that while some tourism businesses are prepared for crisis, most are not. Who could have possibly predicted a global pandemic that changes everything within a matter of weeks? (Except perhaps Bill Gates in 2014) We are witnessing an unprecedented level of intervention with event closures, quarantines, [...]

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BIG CHANGES AHEAD FOR THE AUSTRALIAN TOURISM INDUSTRY COUNCIL’S NATIONAL AWARDS PROGRAM IN 2020

February 13th, 2019|0 Comments

The Australian Tourism Awards, and their corresponding state and territory programs, are likely to be overhauled in order to streamline and simplify the awards entry process and to facilitate greater participation for tourism businesses. Here’s what we know is being considered: ATIC will integrate the Tourism Accreditation and Awards [...]

Nelly Shaw Member of Victorian Chamber of Commerce