Our Background

The Melbourne Business Awards commenced in 1992 to provide a forum to recognise the achievements of Small to Medium Sized Enterprises within the South East Region including the industrial areas of Moorabbin, Cheltenham, Highett, Clayton South, Mordialloc, Braeside and Chelsea Heights.

The Melbourne Business Awards holds five breakfasts throughout the year which attract up to 200 people from small to medium businesses as well as corporate leaders. Keynote speaker from the business, political or sporting sectors. These speakers provide dynamic and motivational presentations covering the specialist knowledge from their respective areas of expertise.

In addition, two local businesses are chosen to highlight their business achievements through a short presentation which provides an overview of their success and challenges

Chairperson Reports - 

2016 Annual Report

2015 Annual Report

2014 Annual Report


The Melbourne Business Awards, South East region recognizes the importance of supporting and providing opportunities for their supporters, who do business in a world of ever emerging technologies and whom have a need to embrace new strategies of undertaking business in 2017.    

We recognises that the future of communication and engagement is digital. We use multiple tools and channels, including social media, as a valuable way to build relationships and grow our supporter base. Since 2011, our use of e-newsletters, our web platform and other facilities has helped to build the Melbourne Business Awards brand and awareness and created engagement with our supporter base and their networks, keeping them informed of valuable commercial developments and business-building opportunities happening across the South East region and beyond.

Moving forward, we are steadily increasing this reach through the use of our Facebook page, LinkedIn profile and Twitter channel, in tandem with our monthly e-newsletter Advance and offline promotional postcards and posters. Other channels include:

  • Website – The first impression and interface of Melbourne Business Awards
  • Advance E-Newsletter 
  • Digital Banner – Brand identification
  • Social media – Building and engaging in an online community
  • Promotional Postcards and Posters – Spreading the word
  • YouTube Channel & Audio Interviews


In addition to recognising young people in the workplace via our Young Acheiver Awards, the Melbourne Business Awards acts to foster better ties between secondary school students, youth work placement and southeast region businesses. The Melbourne Business Awards invests in potential future business leaders, by inviting local schools to attend their breakfasts. 


“Linking to business leaders through forums such as the Melbourne Business Awards opens up opportunities for students to understand and experience the many facets of business development. The formal and informal discussions students hear and can take part in, are significant steps in their initial understanding of the world of business.” Greg McMahon – Principal, Park dale Secondary College.