Business Excellence Awards finalists announced

Published on 01 August 2019

Finalists in the 2019 City of Melton Business Excellence Awards were announced at a special presentation ceremony today.

Thirty businesses from hospitality, trades, professional services, creative industries and more are now in the running to win a business excellence award in 12 categories including Business of the Year.

Now in its 13th year, these awards are about recognising and rewarding the great contributions local businesses make to the City of Melton.

This year, a 50 per cent increase in nominations added to the highly competitive selection process.  

City of Melton Mayor Cr Bob Turner said the quality of entrants across the categories was exceptionally high.

“It’s a hugely competitive field this year and I’d like to congratulate each of the finalists for making it this far,” Cr Turner said.

“I’m continually impressed by the outstanding achievements of local businesses and I look forward to celebrating the innovation, talents and contributions of our finalists at the awards gala dinner.

“These awards are one of many Council initiatives working to help local businesses thrive in the City of Melton.”

Principal sponsor of the 2019 awards is Quest Apartments Caroline Springs, returning for the third year.

“We’re grateful for the support from our event sponsors who help make the business awards possible,” Cr Turner said.

The awards gala dinner will be held on 30 August at Tabcorp Park.  

“Whether your business is a finalist or not, the gala dinner is a great way to reward your staff with a night out, celebrate business achievements and network with other local industry leaders,” Cr Turner said.

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Best Creative Industries Business Award

Victoria University

  • Melton Music
  • Same Day Printing
  • Bespoke Art Framing

Best Hospitality & Tourism Business Award

WestWaters Hotel & Entertainment Complex

  • Eynesbury Homestead & Golf
  • Compass Expeditions
  • Dingo Discovery Sanctuary & Research Centre

Best Micro or Home Based Business Award

The GEO Group

  • Cross the T
  • Happily Ever After Celebrant Service
  • My Diffability Australia
  • moJé essentials

Best Professional Services Business Award

Western Water

  • XO Accounting
  • Kool Kidz Ravenhall
  • Words in Motion Speech Pathology
  • Serenity Bookkeeping Solutions

Best Retail Business Award


  • Melton Pools & Spas
  • Melton Florist
  • My Diffability Australia

Best Trade & Construction Business Award

Atherstone Exchange

  • Fixwell Smash Repairs
  • The Waterproofers
  • Monte’s Kitchen Cabinets

Community Contribution Award


  • Hope Street Youth & Family Services
  • Djerriwarrh Community & Education Services
  • Combined Churches Caring Melton
  • 979FM Melton Community Radio

Innovation Award


  • Pacing Dynamics
  • The Enchanted Studios
  • Events 720

Best Personal Services Business Award

Melton Toyota

  • Watervale Dental
  • Melton Swim School
  • The Fit Station Caroline Springs

Best Access and Inclusion Business

Melton Disability Advisory Committee

  • All finalists

Mayoral Achievement Award

Venture Melton

  • All finalists

Business of the Year Award

Quest Apartments

  • All category winners

The Star Weekly is the official media partner of the 2019 City of Melton Business Excellence Awards

Quest Apartments Caroline Springs is the principal sponsor of the 2019 City of Melton Business Excellence Awards