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Maroondah Business Excellence Awards Winners and Finalists Announced

Following on from an exceptional evening acknowledging business excellence in the City of Maroondah, the 2019 Maroondah Business Excellence Awards saw over 150 businesses nominated.

Maroondah City Council would like to congratulate all the nominees, finalists and the winning businesses in the 5 categories including following businesses from the Bayswater Business Precinct who have been recognized as leaders in their respective fields:

Micron 21 (Winner – Innovation and Technology Award)

Nifty Lift (Winner – Manufacturing and Product Design Award)

AQVA (Manufacturing and Product Design Award)

Calgraphics (Manufacturing and Product Design Award)

Hargo Engineering (Manufacturing and Product Design Award)

Essential Catering and Events (Service Excellence Award)

Business Investment Officer - Yarra Ranges Council

The Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards 2020 – Nominations are now open

The Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame recognises outstanding businesses and individuals in the manufacturing industry.

Nominations for the 2020 Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame can be made here External link (opens in same window).
Nominations will close on Monday, 16 December 2019.

The award categories are as follows:

Company Awards

Company applications can be made under the following categories:

  • Manufacturer of the Year – Small Business (less than 20 employees)
  • Manufacturer of the Year – Medium Business (20-200 employees)
  • Manufacturer of the Year – Large Business (over 200 employees)

Note that companies submitting applications under the categories above will also be considered for the following awards:

  • Leader in Workforce Skills Development
  • Leader in Industry 4.0
  • Leader in Innovative Product Development and Commercialisation
  • Leader in Global Supply Chain Partnerships
  • Company Induction to the Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame

Individual Awards

Individuals can be nominated for the following awards:

  • Honour Roll – Service to Industry
  • Woman Manufacturer of the Year
  • Young Manufacturer of the Year
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Business exhibitor call out – free to exhibit!

Connect with local job seekers

Knox Council are inviting businesses to exhibit at the careers and skills expo in 2020.

The free expo allows businesses to showcase local job prospects within the Knox area and open up the chance to converse with potential young future employees.

This event helps local secondary school students and teachers to explore opportunities other than university.

Confirmed speaker, Peter Hutton, will be joined by Danielle Storey, CEO of the Eastern Innovation Business Centre will MC the event.

Click through to register your interest now

Business Investment Officer - Yarra Ranges Council

Entrepreneurs’ Programme

The Entrepreneurs Programme provides businesses with independent business advice and a business evaluation action plan to increase capability to trade in Australian markets and/or markets in other countries.

At no cost to your business, an independent and skilled business adviser will undertake an impartial evaluation of your business and its operations and make recommendations for improvement. This service may include advice, referrals and recommendations for improvement which is based on your business’s capacity and commitment to undertake significant improvements to your business.

Who can apply:

At a minimum, you must:

  • be a company, incorporated in Australia (or an incorporated trustee applying on behalf of a trust)
  • have an annual turnover or operating expenditure within the current or previous two financial years between $1.5 million ($750,000 for remote Australia and northern Australia) and $100 million.

Other eligibility requirements may apply.

Find out more at

Contact information:

13 28 46

Business Investment Officer - Yarra Ranges Council

Grants to support small-scale producers, craft brewers and distillers

Small-Scale and Craft Program

Through the 2018 election commitment ‘Taking Our Local Produce to the World’, the Victorian Government is supporting small-scale and craft agribusinesses across Victoria to grow, increase market opportunities for high-quality, high-value produce and strengthen Victoria’s regional food offerings to deliver flow-on benefits for jobs and tourism.

The Small-Scale and Craft Program is a four-year program that builds on targeting businesses looking to scale-up operations, diversify product lines and expand outreach.

Two streams of funding are currently open under the program:

Stream One is open for applications via the ‘Apply now’ button on this page and will close on Friday 6 December 2019.

Stream Two is open for expressions of interest (EOI) only and close on Tuesday 31 December 2019. Visit the How do I apply? section on the webpage for details.

Small-Scale and Craft Program guidelines (PDF)

More information at

Business Investment Officer - Yarra Ranges Council

Manufacturing in the East – Special edition – The Victorian Prospect

After a very successful Victorian Manufacturing Showcase 2019 we are very pleased to share a link to the Industry Capability Network Special Edition – Manufacturing in the East. Find out who is in your area and expand your supply chain.

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