City of Melton Business Excellence Award nominations now open

Published on 15 March 2019

Do you own or work in a business you’re proud of?

Melton City Council invites you to nominate yourself, or another outstanding local business, for the 2019 City of Melton Business Excellence Awards.

The annual Business Excellence Awards showcases and celebrates Melton businesses, providing the perfect opportunity to reward a business whose contributions, achievements or outstanding service deserve recognition.

Proudly supported by Quest Caroline Springs, nominations will close on Monday 29 April 2019.

Twelve awards will be presented at the Awards Gala Dinner at Tabcorp Park on Friday 30 August 2019. There are nine categories, with the winners of which will be selected by a panel of independent judges:

  • Best Micro or Home-based Business 
  • Best Creative Industries Business Award 
  • Best Trades and Construction Business Award 
  • Professional Services Business Award 
  • Personal Services Award 
  • Best Retail Business Award 
  • Best Hospitality and Tourism Business Award
  • Innovation Award 
  • Community Contribution Award  

An additional three awards will be chosen from the pool of winners or finalists from the other categories and announced at the Awards Gala Dinner:

  • Mayoral Achievement Award
  • Best Access and Inclusion Business Award
  • 2019 Business of the Year

City of Melton Mayor, Cr Bob Turner, said the Melton Business Excellence Awards had a long and proud history of promoting local enterprises.

“Nominating your business for an award is not only an opportunity to reflect on how far you’ve come, but the Awards Gala Dinner is a fantastic way of celebrating that journey with your colleagues and associates,” Cr Turner said.

“These awards have assisted a number of local businesses to network, grow and prosper within our City and the Awards Gala Dinner is always a major highlight of the business events calendar.  It only takes a minute to nominate, but the journey of going through the awards application process could change your business forever.” 

All businesses who have made submissions will receive formal feedback from the judges which is considered a valuable exercise to identify potential business improvements. All businesses who have made submissions will also receive personal contact from Council’s Economic Development team with an opportunity to participate in business support programs such as mentoring, training and the Venture Melton Business Network.

Council would like to thank returning MBEA sponsors Quest Caroline Springs, Melton Disability Advisory Committee, GEO Group, Western Water, Woodgrove, Victoria University, Melton Toyota, Venture Melton, WestWaters Hotel and Entertainment, Matchworks and Atherstone Exchange, and welcome a new sponsor for 2019, Westkon Precast.

Nominations close on Monday 29 April 2019, so interested businesses are encouraged to act now by visiting www.melton.vic.gov.au/MBEA