Gippsland Business Awards Winners


 

2019 Federation Business School Gippsland Business Awards Winners

Congratulations to the following winners for 2019:

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Tinamba Hotel wins top honour at Federation Business Awards

The iconic Tinamba Hotel received the top honour at the annual Federation Business School Gippsland Business Awards on Friday night, being named Gippsland Business of the Year.

Accommodation – Mercure Hotel, Warragul

Impeccable attention to detail and a focus on meeting customer needs has enabled this business to differentiate and generate success in a highly competitive operating environment.

 

Beauty and Personal Care – Gippsland Cosmetic Laser Clinic, Warragul

Strong focus on providing ethical treatment to clients. Good vision and goals.

 

Business and Professional Services – Methmac Communications trading as Leah Mether, Willow Grove

A growth story reflecting determination, diversification and willingness to take risks. Only business in Gippsland that offers soft skills and communications training.

 

Food Wine Producers – Harman Wine, Wattle Bank

Clearly defined future goals and business objectives, consistent revaluation of business activities has provided opportunities to streamline operations, improve efficiencies and deliver ongoing benefits.

 

Health and Well Being – East Gippsland Osteopathic Clinic, Sale

A well-developed business plan with clear vision and goals, underpins structured growth that has been built on the back of a comprehensive client support model, focused on personalised service delivery.

 

Manufacturing / Export – Shadeworks, Bairnsdale

Clear demonstration of innovative and diverse solutions being used to meet a diverse range of customer needs.

 

Hospitality – Tinamba Hotel, Tinamba

Business has stayed true to its ethos of service excellence and has done so for 10 years.

 

Mechanical Trades and Construction – Habitat Creations, Moe

An environmental leader that has adopted technology to improve business process and enable delivery across differing corporate requirements.

New Business – Little Bumble Reusable Food Wraps, Warragul

A business making its mark with future growth plans for export, based on environmental and scientific strategies.

 

Retail – Dalyston General Store, Dalyston

A business that has reinvented itself through improved branding and positioning.

Tourism Activities and Attractions – Phillip Island Helicopters, Phillip Island

A small team making a big impact on the tourism scene in South Gippsland.

Hall of Fame – Kennedy’s Trailers

Kennedy’s Trailers from Bairnsdale joined an impressive list of Gippsland businesses to be inducted into the GBA Hall of Fame.

Ms Bond said the business was started 30 years ago by “one man with a ute, a welder, a grinder and a gas set” and was now a company with 60 employees helping customers not only in Australia but in Europe to find solutions to their industry challenges.

2018 Federation Business School Gippsland Business Awards Winners

Congratulations to the following winners for 2018:

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Business of the Year – Warragul Dental Care – Warragul

Accommodation – BIG4 Inverloch Holiday Park – Inverloch

Business has won numerous industry awards. It has incorporated many new initiatives to grow the business including upgrading the indoor swim park and a new chatline when booking in online. Its long-term plan is be known as the best holiday park in Victoria.

Beauty and Personal Care – Embrace Fitness and Wellbeing – Morwell

Well articulated information about the business, future growth and direction.  Excellent detail on services provided and wide range of ways that the business continues to promote itself and grow. Demonstrates strong leadership in its field, placing high value on client feedback and outstanding business planning.

Business and Professional Services – Satin Edge Photography – Warragul

A solid application highlighting the benefits of managing the various aspects of a business to reduce expenditure and meet the needs of the market.  Rebranding and refocusing have paid dividends for this business. Technology, including the introduction of drone photography, has seen the business diversify.

Food Wine Producers – Sailors Grave Brewing –  Orbost

A great success story for an Orbost based business that has identified and met the needs of a specific market segment.  Clear goals and marketing approach have delivered results. Also impressive is the business model which recognises the value of new boutique beers and leverages this to generate increased market penetration.

Health and Well Being  – Warragul Dental Care – Warragul

Demonstrates leadership by being at the forefront of technology including 3D scanning and printing and also coaching others in the industry. A significant innovation has been the introduction of Dogter Bruce (DOG) to help anxious clients which has created a great deal of interest. The business is accessible to everyone with free dental screenings and sessions for kids as well as accepting free community health service patients.

Hospitality – Portside Food and Wine – Sale

This business relaunched, reinvented and changed its concept to appeal to all and achieved massive growth in a short period. Holds regular polls on Facebook to gauge what clients want. Plans to include a function centre, with seating for up to 150 people, are underway. The business uses a number of environmental products and initiatives to reduce the impact the business has on the environment.

Manufacturing / Export – Eli Innovation – Warragul and Elite Pack – Drouin

Eli Innovation – A regionally based business meeting the needs of farmers in an environment with great fluctuations in liquidity.  The product is well positioned price wise and future expansion plans provide further opportunity for growth. Strategic partnerships have increased the companies reach and underpin ongoing growth and development.

Elite Pack –An innovative small manufacturing business with a clear record of sustained growth, excellent customer service and a just in time delivery process.  Supplying both national and international clients, meeting the changing needs of a challenging market has delivered results, with flexibility and internal efficiency recognised as key drivers for business success.

Mechanical Trades and Construction – Cutting Edge Electrical – Warragul

This business taps into opportunities wherever possible.  Big on research and development and expansion, the business is exporting products to China, has clear succession planning in place, a strong focus on staff culture, wellbeing and training and community support.

New Business – GippsTech – Warragul

GippsTech has shown that a world-class digital development agency can be built out of a small country town. This excellent business has delivered proven results, providing significant direct and indirect support to the local community.  With a clear vision and empathy for the regional community the business is making an impact by improving capacity, generating income and providing real support.

Retail – Norte Wear – Inverloch

Very focused business with a clear mission and direction. The business is environmentally focused with an outstanding business model, where clearly the values of sustainability are driving the bottom line and contributing to the profitability and community contribution of the business.

Tourism Activities and Attractions – Walhalla Goldfields Railway – Walhalla

A successful tourism initiative, grown through careful planning and financial management.  A strategic approach to growth and an excellent compliance regime support a sound tourism attraction heavily dependent upon having engaged and active volunteers.

Hall of Fame – Latrobe Valley Buslines – Morwell

Recognising outstanding business contribution and a positive impact on Gippsland, the 2018 Hall of Fame award recipient was Latrobe Valley Buslines.

A family business serving Gippsland for over 50 years, Latrobe Valley Buslines has grown, developed and changed to meet changing business needs.  The long tenure of its staff reflects the high level of employee engagement and a clear commitment to the community is demonstrated by support of many grassroots organisations.

Together with their environmental and ethical values, this has resulted in the attainment of  B Corp Certification – an international standard demonstrating the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability.   Latrobe Valley Buslines is the only bus company across Australia and New Zealand that is has become B Corp Certified.

2017 Federation Business School Gippsland Business Awards Winners

Accommodation

Bridges on Argyle Motel, Traralgon

Food and Wine Production

Prom Country Cheese, Mayorra

Franchises

Jims Building Inspections – East Gippsland, Sale

Hospitality

Tinamba Hotel, Tinamba

Manufacturing and/or Export

Dennison Foods Manufacturing, Bairnsdale

Kennedy Trailers, Bairnsdale

New Business

Boolarra Community Hotel, Boolarra

Retail

TM&H Home Timber & Hardware, Moe

Services – Business and Professional

Aussie Broadband, Morwell

Services – Personal and Other

Gippsland Cosmetic Laser Clinic, Traralgon/Warragul

Services – Trade and Construction

Smart Steel Designs, Yarragon

Tourism

Lardner Park, Lardner

The Business of the Year and Hall of Fame winners have also been announced.

2016 Bendigo Bank Gippsland Business Awards Winners

Accommodation

BIG4 Inverloch Holiday Park

Food and Wine Production

Gippsland Strawberries

Franchises

Turnbull Toyota

Hospitality

The Churchill Hotel

Manufacturing and/or Export

Elite Pack

New Business

Embrace Fitness and Wellbeing

Retail

String + Salt

Services – Business and Professional

The Grants Hub Pty Ltd

Services – Personal and Other

Blush Professional Beauty Touch

Services – Trade and Construction

CPK McLaren Motor Body

Tourism

Trafalgar Holden Museum

2015 Bendigo Bank Gippsland Business Awards Winners

Accommodation

Eastern Beach Holiday Park

Food and Wine Production

Prom Country Cheese

Franchises

Ella Bache Bairnsdale

Hospitality

Phillip Island RSL

Manufacturing and/or Export

Briagolong Engineering Pty Ltd (Briag Engineering)

New Business

Gippsland Cosmetic Laser Clinic

Retail

A-Z Computer Services Pty Ltd

Services – Business and Professional

Best Match Recruitment

Services – Personal and Other

Khayaam Hair Salon

Services – Trade and Construction

Cutting Edge Electrical

Tourism

Maru Koala and Animal Park

2014 Bendigo Bank Gippsland Business Awards Winners

Accommodation

Morwell Motel

Hospitality

Toms Cap Vineyard Retreat

Innovation in eBusiness

SpeedWeb Wireless Internet

Manufacturing and Industrial

Eli Innovation Pty Ltd

New Business

Jacican

Primary Production and Viticulture

Gippsland Free Range Eggs

Retail

Tambo Vale Nursery & Gardens P/L

Services – Business and Professional

Nordical Diving Services P/L

Services – Personal and Other

Gippsland Physiotherapy Group

Services – Trade and Construction

Hotondo Homes Inverloch

Tourism

Camp Rumbug

2013 Bendigo Bank Gippsland Business Awards Winners

Accommodation

Holiday Makers, Metung

Agriculture (Primary Production)

Happy Camper Gourmet/Grassvale Farms, Flaggy Creek

Building Services & Construction

Virtue Homes Pty Ltd, Traralgon

Good Access is Good Business

Maru Koala and Animal Park, Grantville

Hospitality

Phillip Island RSL, Cowes

Manufacturing & Fabrication

GEM Industrial Pty Ltd , Leongatha

New Business

Jindivick Harvest Kitchen, Jindivick

Online Retailing/e-Business

Blerick Tree Farm, Neerim South

Personal & Other Services

Khayaam Hair Salon, Sale

Property Finance & Business Services

On Trac Mortgage Brokers, Sale

Retail

Valley Motor Group, Traralgon

Sustainable Business Practice

JR Framing, Sale

Tourism

Maru Koala and Animal Park, Grantville

2012 Bendigo Bank Gippsland Business Awards Winners

Accommodation

Park Lane Tourist Park- Traralgon

Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries

Dream-time Wholesale Nursery – Heath Hill

Building Services & Construction

Auscut Gippsland Concrete Sawing Pty Ltd – Traralgon

Good Access is Good Business

Phillip Island Tenpin Bowling & Entertainment Centre – Cowes

Hospitality

Duart Homestead – Maffra

Manufacturing & Fabrication

Gippsland Trade Printers – Churchill

New Business

Gippsland Free Range Eggs – Glengarry

Personal & Other Services

Body & Soul – Heyfield

Retail

Cool Group of Companies – Morwell

Sustainable Business Practice

Dream-time Wholesale Nursery – Heath Hill

Tourism

Big 4 Inverloch Holiday Park – Inverloch

Property, Finance and Business Services

Sale Signtorque/Protech Printing – Sale

2011 Bendigo Bank Gippsland Business Awards Winners

Accommodation

Century Inn – Traralgon

Building Services & Construction

Kirway Construction – Traralgon

Environment & Sustainable Business Practice

Froggies Eco Wash – Traralgon

Good Access is Good Business

Maru Koala & Animal Park – Grantville

Hospitality

Archies on the Creek – Archies Creek

Manufacturing & Fabrication

GippsAero Pty Ltd – Traralgon

New Business

East Gippsland Building Surveyors P/L – Swan Reach

Personal & Other Services

Latrobe Valley Village – Moe

Property Finance & Business Services

Credit Collect – Traralgon

Retail

Town & Country Gallery – Yarragon

Tourism

Maru Koala & Animal Park – Grantville

Transport & Logistics

Lay Flat Trailers – Warragul

2010 Bendigo Bank Gippsland Business Awards Winners

Accommodation

Waverley House Cottages – Lakes Entrance

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

LEFTRADE – Lakes Entrance

Building & Construction

R & M Engineering – Sale

Environment & Sustainable Business Practice

Araluen Park Cottages – Lakes Entrance

Good Access is Good Business

Tambo Vale Nursery & Garden – Nicholson

Hospitality

Tinamba Hotel – Tinamba

Manufacturing & Fabrication

Rubber Tough Industries -Warragul

New Business Dual Winners

East Gippsland Hot Bitumen- Bairnsdale
Traralgon Caravan Sales – Traralgon

Personal and Other Services

Happy Cat – Bairnsdale

Property, Finance and Business Services

Sale Sign Torque – Sale

Retail

Priceline Pharmacy – Warragul

Tourism

Wild Dog Winery – Warragul

Transport and Logistics

Australian Moving Logistics – Moe

Archive

2009

2009 Bendigo Bank Gippsland Business Awards Winners

Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries

Riverbank Stockfeeds

Building Services & Construction

Hi Tek Kitchens

Environment and Sustainable Business Practice

Longwarry Food Park

Hospitality

Royal Standard Hotel

Manufacturing & Fabrication

Mecrus

New Business

CTE Custom Transport Equipment

Personal & Other Services

Chumba Concept Salon

Property, Finance & Business Services

Image Direct

Retail

Leftrade – Omega3

Tourism & Accommodation

Chestnut Hill Country Retreat

Transport & Logistics

FJ and NJ Zagami

2008

2008 Bendigo Bank Gippsland Business Awards Winners

Building Services & Construction

R & M Engineering – Sale

Environment and Sustainable Business Practice

R Radford and Son – Warragul

Hospitality

Duart Homestead – Maffra

Manufacturing & Fabrication

R & M Engineering – Sale

New Business

Silverwater Resort – San Remo

Personal & Other Services

Cool Aqua Springs – Morwell

Property, Finance & Business Services

Credit Collect –Traralgon

Retail

Priceline Pharmacy – Warragul

Tourism & Accommodation

Stringybark Cottages – Bairnsdale

Transport & Logistics

BRANSTRANS PTY LTD – Traralgon

2007

2007 Bendigo Bank Gippsland Business Awards Winners

Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries

Hartdale Park Red Deer Farm – Maffra

Building Services & Construction

East Gippsland Building Permits – Bairnsdale

Environment & Sustainable Business Practice

R Radford & Son P/L – Warragul

Hall Of Fame

Deanmac Emergency Services – Traralgon

Hospitality

The General Store – Port Albert

Manufacturing & Fabrication

Mecrus – Morwell

New Business

The General Store – Port Albert

Personal & Other Services

Deanmac Emergency Services – Traralgon

Property, Finance & Business Services

The Mortgage Bureau Gippsland Latrobe – Traralgon

Retailing

Morwell Authorised Newsagency – Morwell

Tourism & Accommodation

The Outpost Retreat – Noojee

Transport & Logistics

BRANSTRANS P/L – Traralgon

2006

2006 Bendigo Bank Gippsland Business Awards Winners

Agribusiness

Longwarry Food Park

Commerce

Chumba Concept Salon

Environment & Sustainable Business Practice

BRANSTRANS

Export

Modra Technology

Hospitality

bis cucina

Information Communication Technology

AC Communications

Manufacturing

Swift Scapes Pty Ltd

New Business

Chumba Concept Salon

Retailing

Count Dogula’s Pty Ltd

Service

Deanmac Emergency Services Pty Ltd

Tourism/Accommodation

Chestnut Hill Country Retreat

2005

2005 Bendigo Bank Gippsland Business Awards Winners

Commerce

GBS Recruitment

Environment & Sustainable Business Practice

Stringybark Cottages

Export

DM3D Studios Pty Ltd

Hospitality

F&C Fish and Chippery

Information Communications Technology

DM3D Studios Pty Ltd

Manufacturing

Swift Tech Solutions Pty Ltd

New Business

Chumba Concept Salon

Retailing

Foster AUR Food-Rite Supermarket

Service

Deanmac Emergency Services Pty Ltd

Tourism / Accommodation

Stringybark Cottages