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 aimed to showcase the new breed of businesses that were 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 - was the indicator of a potential nominee.  The Melbourne Business Awards were looking for exciting, innovative small to medium sized companies who exhibited drive, innovation and success, and met the following criteria.

The service business must have:

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

Nominations were received from a range of business partners of the Melbourne Business Awards through their business interaction, and it was also possible for individual businesses to nominate businesses they know, or for businesses to self-nominate.

Note: No financial data was sought from nominees.

Judging Process

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

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

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 ☺
One of the unique things we did from the start was give away free fruit to our patients and anyone else who wanted it for that matter. Our fruit bowls at the reception of our clinics stand for the importance of lifestyle in keeping well. They also stand for our commitment to giving back to the community and being there for everyone. We feel very happy when people walk in the door and grab a fruit, whether you make an appointment to see a Doctor or not. By eating a fruit, we know you’ve done at least one good thing that day for your health, and that makes us happy ☺