New award category to recognise & reward the expanding service business sector

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The continuing shift in focus from Australia’s manufacturing heritage to an expanding service-based business economy will be reflected in 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.

Melbourne Business Awards’ chairperson Denise Langford said "Organisations that demonstrated service excellence and innovation in their operations deserved recognition and reward".

“Every year, we hear a version of the story of Australia’s shrinking manufacturing sector and the ongoing transition to a new service economy,” Ms Langford said.

“Our Awards were established in 1992 to recognise and reward the many exciting, innovative manufacturers in our region.

“However, we also recognise that change happens, which is why this is the ideal time to embrace the rapid growth in the service-based business sector by recognising and rewarding those businesses that consistently lift the bar.”

Nomination for the award will open on March 1st and companies interested in finding out more are welcome to email

Sponsors are now being invited to apply for prominent naming rights for the new award, ahead of the first breakfast for 2016, at Woodlands Golf Club, Mordialloc, on Friday, March 4th.

To register your interest or apply to become the naming rights sponsor for the Service Excellence Award, contact Executive Officer Kim Mastrowicz on 0412 836 767 or email

2016 Breakfast dates

  • Friday, March 4
  • Friday, May 6
  • Friday, July 15
  • Friday, September 9
  • Friday, December 2

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