The Melbourne Business Awards “Business of the Year” Award is open to business that meet the following criteria;
Nominations for the "Business of the Year" Award are open each year from February to August. From all nominations eight Award Nominees are chosen via a committee selection process.
At each of the Breakfasts throughout the year, two of these Award Finalists present to the audience and broadly outline the secrets behind their success. During the final Gala Breakfast at the end of the Year the "Business of the Year" Award Winner is announced
The Melbourne Business Awards are about enthusiasm, initiative and innovation not just applying rigid performance benchmarks. We understand that companies come from diverse sectors ranging from traditional manufacturing to new high tech industries, therefore it is necessary to be flexible in applying selection criteria.
Given the various industries involved; the selection criteria for the Award is diverse. The spirit on which the Melbourne Business Awards was founded - i.e. success and initiative - should be the indicator of a potential nominee. We are looking for exciting, innovative small to medium sized companies based in the South East Region of Melbourne, generally competing on the world market, who exhibit drive, innovation and success.
The following parameters are used to assist potential companies to complete the nomination process.
Export / Import Replacement Success
Commitment to Quality and Service
Human Resource Management
*Note no financial data is sought from nominees making the assessment of eligible companies partly subjective.
In addition to the breakfast presentations during the year, the “Business of the Year” Award Nominees are judged following a site visit in late October. The Award winner is chosen based on the round table discussion by the Committee following theses visits. A majority vote is required to allocate the Award.
The Award winner is announced at the Gala Breakfast Event in early December, the winner is provided a bespoke locally crafted trophy and prize package.
2017 Gala Breakfast will be held on Friday 1st December