2011 Business Awards

Whitehorse Business Group 2011 Excellence in Business Awards Annual Gala Dinner

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Whitehorse Business Group Would like to congratulate the winners of the 2011 Excellence in Business Awards.


2011 Excellence in Business Awards:
Winner of the Epworth Eastern Community Award:  Fresh Youth Theatre

 Fresh is specifically aimed at secondary school aged young people throughout Victoria and aims to provide a forum for self-expression and social engagement. The FRESH program acknowledges the needs of young people through utilising the supportive nature o f creative arts in promoting resilience, empowerment, personal growth, positive self-esteem and a sense of belonging.


2011 Excellence in Business Awards:
Winner of the Epworth Eastern Community Award:  Nadrasca

Established in 1967 Nadrasca’s purpose is to Establish & Develop a Range of Services for People with a Disability. The organisation provides a range of services and employment for over 350 people with a disability and employs approximately 150 permanent, part time and casual staff across its services to assist its clients.


2011 Excellence in Business Awards:
Winner of the Start-Up/Micro/Home Base Award :  Rooms With Style

Director and owner Caroline Chaplin founded Rooms with Style with one clear and dedicated vision: To create exceptional practices.

Rooms with Style provides an exciting range of services exclusively for medical specialists. They understand the operational requirements of specialist practices. Rooms with Style is the industry expert and has carefully designed a "one stop shop" of practice management services to make every business efficient and profitable




2011 Excellence in Business Awards:
Winner of the Small Business Award:  Industelec Pty. Ltd.

Richard Huggins, it’s founding Director commenced business in the electrical industry in 1976 and in 1986 incorporated Industelec Services Pty Ltd. Industelec Services Pty Ltd provides electrical design, manufacture, installation and maintenance services to an extremely diverse customer portfolio. In 2004 they have moved into their current premises in Blackburn from where they manage their extensive industrial and commercial operations.



2011 Excellence in Business Awards:
Winner of the Medium Business Award:  Fresh Living Group

Fresh Living Group has evolved from Freshwater Plumbing’s ongoing pursuit to provide high quality environmental plumbing and gas fitting solutions.

The team @ Fresh Living Group pride themselves on delivering best practice environmentally conscious products and services with honesty and professionalism.





2011 Excellence in Business Awards:
Winner of the Large Business Award:   Epworth Eastern


Epworth Eastern has developed and implemented a model for the delivery of health care which is highly technologically sophisticated and designed to improve patient security, safety and clinical outcomes. Meticulous analysis and business planning has been central to establishing the hospital and delivering its programs.





2011 Excellence in Business Awards:
Chairman's Award:  My Best Friend Pty. Ltd.


My Best Friend Veterinary Home Euthanasia Services is owned and operated personally by Dr Emma Whiston. It is a very special service particularly for elderly and terminally ill companion animals. It provides compassionate and personalised ‘end of life’ veterinary care for our dearly loved pets in the private and familiar surroundings of their own home.

My Best Friend can help you make the best decision possible for your best friend during this emotional time.






2011 Excellence in Business Awards:
City of Whitehorse Mayoral Award:  Fresh Youth Theatre


Fresh Youth Theatre started in 2001 with 3 young people and 2 enthusiastic, young, youth workers with a passion for drama and creative arts.  For a decade, FRESH has produced 20 high quality performances and been witness to hundreds of young people's lives being changed.






2011 Excellence in Business Awards:
Winner of the Saward Dawson Overall Business Award  Epworth Eastern


Epworth Eastern, situated in Box Hill, is the largest not-for-profit private hospital in Melbourne’s Eastern Corridor. This state of the art hospital has 223 beds, an 18 bed level 3 state of the art critical care unit, a 24 bed cardiac unit and over 75% private rooms.






2011 Excellence in Business Awards:
Hall of Fame Inductee:  Nesso


Ross Mitchell is the Founder Leadership Specialist of Nesso

Meaning of Nesso (Italian): A connection, a link, a tie, a connected series or group, the core.

Nesso works with business owners, entrepreneurs and their teams to optimise their business through taking an approach to Leadership Development using a process that incorporates the Integrity and Values Leadership In Action program, business coaching in a group setting Club Nesso or the intimacy of a 1:1 business coaching program.






2011 Excellence in Business Awards:
Recognition Certificate offered to:  Cupcakes By Linda Pty. Ltd.


Cupcakes by Linda aim to create that special masterpiece for party, function or gathering. Can create a cupcake to suit your individual requirements.

Cupcakes by Linda creates gorgeous cupcakes for children and adults. One week's notice is perfect but magic can happen in one or two days.






2011 Excellence in Business Awards:
Recognition Certificate offered to:  Musical Inspiration Pty. Ltd.


Musical Inspiration Pty Ltd is an instrumental and vocal music tuition company, specialising in educating musicians of all ages. It was established at the start of 2005 and has been growing ever since. Our focus is to provide quality music tuition and foster a love of music. We encourage the development of solo, group and ensemble performance.





2011 Excellence in Business Awards:
Recognition Certificate offered to:  Noni Young Garden Design


....a garden is a place where the soul is at ease and in harmony with nature

Noni Young Garden Design offers unique and functional landscape design solutions for small to medium residential gardens.





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