Business Excellence Awards

An Evening of Fine Food, Networking & Celebration

Ballan & District Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards is the opportunity for your business to be recognised for its outstanding contribution to the regional community.

Mix with aspiring business owners running businesses of all shapes and sizes, whilst enjoying a night of fine food, drinks and entertainment.

Due to COVID the 2021 Awards are being postponed to 2022. More information will be available soon.

View photos from the 2019 Awards: 

Business Excellence Awards 2019

-Brought to you by-

2019 MAJOR SPONSORS

Moorabool Wind Farm
Moorabool News
Bendigo Bank Ballan

-And our 2019 –
AWARD SPOSORS

-With thanks to –
2019 SUPPORT & SERVICE PARTNERS

Awards Categories

Accomodation Business Award

Accommodation Business Award is open to any Moorabool Business providing Accommodation services.

Award sponsored by the Ballan & District Chamber of Commerce.

Community Services Award

Organisations that provide essential and irreplaceable services to the community. Recognise an organisation that has made a positive difference to individuals, families, or communities, through its collaborative, innovative, or creative programs or services.

Award sponsored by V/Line.

Home Based & Micro Business Award

The Home Based Business award is open to any registered Moorabool business who may have from 1 – 3 employees or whose primary office is in the business owner’s home.

Award sponsored by the Ballan & District Chamber of Commerce.

Hospitality Award

The Hospitality category is open to any Moorabool business that offer food and beverage services Example includes restaurants, cafes, hotels and clubs.

Award sponsored by the Darley Bakehouse

Local Producer Business Award

Local Producer Business Award is open to all businesses that grow and produce food products on their property for sale.

Award sponsored by St Anne’s Vineyards.

Manufacturing Business Award

The Manufacture category is open to any Moorabool business involved in any manufacturing process.

Award sponsored by Rossco Engineering

Mayors Award

Mayor’s Award is open via nomination and Chosen by the Mayor of the Moorabool Shire acknowledging the contribution an individual has made to the community which may be via many different avenues.

Award sponsored by Moorabool Shire Council.

Professional Services Business Award

For businesses principally engaged in providing professional or technical services to businesses and/or consumers. For example, scientific research, architecture, engineering, computer systems design, law, accountancy, advertising, market research, management, analysts, consultancy and veterinary science.

Award sponsored by Western Water.

Retail Award

For businesses whose principal activity is to buy and then re-sell goods to the general public or provide a service from a traditional shop front.

Ballan & District Chamber of Commernce

Award sponsored by the Ballan & District Chamber of Commerce.

Trade Services Award

The Trade Services category is open to any Moorabool business that offers trade services to industry or consumers. Example may be plumbers, electricians or hairdressers.

Award sponsored by the Ballan & District Chamber of Commerce.

Young Achievers Business Award

The Young Achiever Business Award is open to any person 18 years to 30 years of age on 1 January 2019 who has worked in the Moorabool business community for a minimum of 2 years.

Award sponsored by the Ballan & District Chamber of Commerce.

Business of the Year Award

The winners of each category are entered into the overall Business of the Year Award selected by our entire judging panel.

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Business Excellence Awards FAQs

How do you enter the Awards?

To enter the awards, you first must be nominated. You can nominate any business, including your own for a Business Excellence Award. Nominations will open later in 2021.

How does the process work?

1.Nomination
Nominate yourself or as many other local businesses as you want – It only takes sixty seconds. 

2. Application
After the nominations close, all nominees are notified and sent a link to the on-line application process. The application consists of a series of questions that allows the business to present and explain its operations.

3.Judging

Independent and experienced business professionals review all applications within a category. The Judges will rank the applications based on the level of detail and quality of information contained within the application and determine a maximum of three category finalists.

4.Site-Inspection/interview
The judges will contact finalists and schedule a meeting at the finalist’s premises to interview a representative of that organisation and undertake a brief tour of the operations to validate the responses provided in the application.

5.Category winner declared
After the site visits, the judges determine which finalist warrants the award for the category. All winners are announced at the Gala Dinner.

6.Buisness of the year winner declared
The judging panel will determine an overall winner for the Business of the Year Award based on its assessment of the application and site visit of every finalist. The judge’s decisions on category winners and business of the year winner are announced at the Gala Dinner.

7.Feedback
All businesses who have made submissions will receive formal feedback from the judges which is considered a valuable exercise to identify potential business improvements.

How will I be judged?

Independent and experienced business professionals review all applications within a category. The Judges will rank the applications based on the level of detail and quality of information contained within the application and determine a maximum of three category finalists.

The judges will then contact finalists and schedule a meeting at the finalist’s premises to interview a representative of that organisation and undertake a brief tour of the operations to validate the responses provided in the application.

After the site visits, the judges determine which finalist warrants the award for the category. All winners are announced at the Gala Dinner.

Where do I buy tickets for the Gala?

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Can I purchase a table at the Gala Dinner?

To book a table, simply purchase 10 individual tickets. Our tables seat 10 people and groups who purchase multiple tickets in the one transaction will be seated together where space permits.