The continuing shift in focus from Australia's manufacturing heritage to an expanding service-based economy was recognised by the introduction of a new Melbourne Business Awards category in 2016.

The Service Business Excellence Award aims to showcase the new breed of businesses that are rapidly expanding across Melbourne’s southeast region and supporting businesses operating in the industrial, manufacturing or engineering sectors.


The spirit on which the Melbourne Business Awards was founded - i.e. success and initiative - is the indicator of a potential nominee.  We are looking for exciting, innovative small to medium sized companies who exhibit drive, innovation and success, and meet the following criteria.

The service business must:

  • directly support businesses operating in the manufacturing and industrial sector 
  • be based in the South East Region of Melbourne 
  • have been in operation for a minimum of three years
  • have at least seven employees
  • be able to clearly articulate how they display excellence in their sector
  • exhibit innovation in their operations and services
  • be able to supply at least two testimonials/business references from industrial, manufacturing or engineering sector clients

Nominations are received from a range of business partners of the Melbourne Business Awards through their business interaction, and it is also possible for individual businesses to nominate businesses they know, or for businesses to self-nominate. In some cases a member of the Melbourne Business Awards committee will arrange to visit the business premises to complete the nomination.

Note: No financial data is sought from nominees.

Judging Process

From all nominations, three to four nominees are short-listed and the final winner is selected by a committee after review of applications, and the nominee's website.

The Award winner is announced at the Gala Breakfast Event in late November, and is provided a bespoke locally crafted trophy and prize package.  


All award nominees are promoted on the Melbourne Business Awards website and via Melbourne Business Awards and partners communication channels.

How to Nominate

  1. Download the Nomination form
  2. Complete the details about your Company
  3. Or Nominate another company by emailing details to 
  4. Submit the form via email - 

DownloadService Business Excellence Nomination Form

 Contact to discuss in more detail.

*** Due to restrictions arising from COVID-19 the Service Business Excellence Award will not be conducted in 2020

2019 Service Business Excellence Award Winner


2018 Service Business Excellence Award Winner





Atticus Health opened its first medical clinic at 505a Station Street, Carrum on the 25th of March 2013. That clinic was opened out of sheer inspiration and enthusiasm for life. Who are we? We are a bunch of people – Doctors, Nurses, Allied Health, Reception staff - who have dedicated our careers to making people happier in their lives by improving their health. When you come to visit our medical clinics, we hope that your therapy begins from the moment you call our office or step inside our front door. That’s how we started, that’s how we continue.

Apart from helping the individual, we always strived to also improve the health of the communities we operate in by getting involved. From public health campaigns, to sponsorship of local groups or simply trying to publicise quality local businesses – Atticus Health wants to strengthen the fabric of local community. A strong, rich community means better health for everyone. Did you know for example that joining a local group could be as good for you as quitting smoking? Now you do ☺
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