The Melbourne Business Awards commenced in 1992 to provide a forum to recognise the achievements of Small to Medium Sized Enterprises within Melbourne's South East region. Over the 25 years from 1992 to 2017, the Melbourne Business Awards, with the support of more than 80 local, state, and national organisations, has recognised more than 250 local businesses and conducted more than 140 networking events. Click the following link to view more details in our 25 Year Anniversary Booklet:
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, local businesses are chosen to highlight their business achievements through a short presentation which provides an overview of their success and challenges
Click to read the last three years Chairperson reports
The Melbourne Business Awards, South East region recognises the importance of supporting and providing opportunities for their supporters, who do business in a world of ever emerging technologies and need to embrace new strategies of undertaking business.
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:
The Melbourne Business Awards has long understood that a key factor in the success of local businesses is the attraction, development and retention of young people. The Melbourne Business Awards has operated three programmes to assist in this regard:
In addition, the Melbourne Business Awards: