Business Excellence Awards

The most innovative, creative, inclusive and professional local businesses were celebrated at the 2021 City of Melton Business Excellence Awards on 25 November 2021.

Ten of the best in retail, trades, tourism, services, and more were awarded top honours for their outstanding work in their respective fields.

The winners were highly commended for their successes, having been carefully selected from 21 highly regarded finalists, out of a significant pool of nominations. 

The 2021 winners are:

Categories

Sponsors

Winners

Business of the Year Award

Atherstone

Events 720

Hall of Fame Award

Melton Toyota

Quest Apartments Caroline Springs

Exclusive Homes

Mayoral Achievement Award

Venture Melton

Blissful Inspirations Cakes

Award for Innovation

Victoria University

ProTech IT Solutions

Award for Adaptability

Westwaters Hotel & Entertainment Complex

Events 720

 

Award for Creativity

Woodgrove

Jaslar Pearl

Award for Accessibility and Inclusion

Matchworks

Outlook Environmental

Conscientious Employer Award

Kool Kidz Ravenhall

Tabcorp Park

Award for Sustainability Leadership

Greater Western Water

Lady and the Hair

 

Award for Disability Inclusion

Melton Disability Advisory Committee

Specialisthoops Basketball

 

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Our Business Excellence Awards Partners

Principle Sponsor

Atherstone Exchange

 

Co-Sponsors

 

Category Sponsors

 

Media Sponsor

Business Award Categories

Business Excellence Award for Innovation - Proudly sponsored by - Victoria University
Open to businesses across all sectors that have created and implemented a new process, product or service which has made the complex far simpler, the expensive more affordable or the seemingly impossible, possible.

 

Business Excellence Award for Adaptability - Proudly sponsored by - WestWaters Hotel & Entertainment Complex
Open to businesses across all sectors that have been able to adapt quickly to market changes. This award recognises rapid and flexible responses to customer demands, and the capacity to be agile, leading change in a productive and cost-effective way without compromising quality.

 

Business Excellence Award for Creativity - Proudly sponsored by - Woodgrove
Open to all businesses across all sectors, the Award for Creativity isn't restricted to artistic fields. This award recognises businesses that have used new and original ideas to create solutions, pushing the boundaries in ways that inspire and challenge.

 

Business Excellence Award for Accessibility and Inclusion - Proudly sponsored by - Matchworks
Open to businesses across all sectors, this award recognises work to achieve a more inclusive environment for staff and customers, taking into account factors such as age, gender and cultural background.  Businesses nominated for this award have taken action to reduce barriers, enhance participation and ensure information, services and facilities are accessible and inclusive to everyone in our community.

 

Business Excellence Award for Disability Inclusion - Proudly sponsored by - Melton Disability Advisory Committee
Open to businesses across all sectors that have taken action to reduce barriers, enhance participation and ensure information, services and facilities are accessible and inclusive for people with a disability.  Businesses nominated for this award may also have taken action to create employment opportunities for people with a disability, promoting an inclusive workplace culture that supports all abilities.

 

Business Excellence Award for Sustainability Leadership - Proudly sponsored by - Greater Western Water
Open to businesses across all sectors. Leaders in Sustainability actively identify ways to minimise the environmental footprint of the operation of their business, their supply chains and waste production. These businesses pursue opportunities to close the loop on raw materials they may consume. Sustainable practice examples include the creation of green space, crop rotation, environmentally sustainable design and construction, water efficient fixtures, renewable clean energy, product stewardship initiatives and water treatment and reuse.

 

Business Excellence Conscientious Employer Award - Proudly sponsored by - Kool Kidz Ravenhall
Open to businesses across all sectors, the Conscientious Employer Award recognises workplaces that strive to maximise the full potential of their workforce. Businesses nominated for this award have established policies and practices which prioritise staff development, workplace adaptability and flexibility, and result in high levels of employee recruitment, engagement and retention.  It also recognises employers who provide apprenticeship and job placement opportunities.

Non Nomination Awards Categories

Non Nomination Awards Categories

The following awards will also be awarded at the Awards Gala Dinner. There is no nomination process for these awards. They are chosen from category finalists and winners by the independent judging panel.

Hall of Fame Award - Proudly sponsored by - Melton Toyota
This award elevates former business of the year and multiple category winners as judged to have achieved excellence over a sustained period.

 

Mayoral Achievement Award - Proudly sponsored by - Venture Melton
The Mayoral Award is judged across all Melton Business Excellence Awards finalists, and recognises outstanding performance in the judging criteria for their nominated category.

 

Business of the Year Award - Proudly sponsored by - Atherstone Exchange
Open to businesses across all sectors that demonstrate high delivery and achievement in three or more of the above award categories.