2012 Business Awards

Whitehorse Business Group 2012 Excellence in Business Awards Annual Gala Dinner

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Whitehorse Business Group Would like to congratulate the winners of the 2012 Excellence in Business Awards.

 

2012 Excellence in Business Awards:
Winner of the Yarra Valley Water Community Award: U3A Nunawading Inc.

 

  

 The U3A Nunawading is a volunteer Community Organisation. Their mission is to provide opportunities for members of the third age generation to make creative and productive use of their leisure time through teaching, learning and development programmes.  It has 1,625 members and this is double the numbers they had in 2000. They provide a valuable service to their target market which is the retired and semi-retired in the community.

 

                                                                                        

 
 

 

2012 Excellence in Business Awards:
Winner of the Small Business Mentoring Service

Start-Up/Micro/Home Base Business Award: Dynamic Martial Arts

 

  Dynamic Martial Arts has been engaging the Blackburn community through their martial arts programs since 2000.The goal is to help children and adults reach beyond their dreams, building confidence and self esteem, allowing students to set goals and see the benefits of commitment and hard work. The style of Dynamic Martial Arts introduces the best of traditional techniques and philosophy, blended together with the best of modern technology. This makes Dynamic Martial Arts one of the most compressive and progressive martial arts systems.

                           

 

 
 

 

2012 Excellence in Business Awards:
Winner of the Small Business Victoria Small Business Award: Australian College of Fitness & Bodywork

 

The Australian College of Fitness & Bodywork was established in 1985 by Robert Young, making ACFB one of Melbourne's oldest massage colleges. They started delivering nationally accredited courses in 2001 and in 2007, the decision was made to change business names to Australian College of Fitness & Bodywork, change from a non-for-profit organisation to a company and add fitness courses to their scope. 

 Providing Innovating & Professional Training in the Health Care & Fitness Industries

                                                                                                                                                                                            

 

 
 

 

 2012 Excellence in Business Awards:
Winner of the Small Business Victoria Small Business Award: Sketches Cafe Bar & Restaurant

 

Tucked away in the Bennettswood shopping centre is Sketches Cafe Bar Restaurant offering casual cafe dining during the day and stylish fine dining at night. The cafe menu is extensive with a great variety of cafe favourites and popular breakfasts offered all day long. At night, a completely different menu offers exciting contemporary dishes that are produce driven and change on a regular basis. Regardless of day or night, diners who enjoy outdoor must not miss dining in the courtyard.

 

 
 

2012 Excellence in Business Awards:
Winner of the Hardrock Climbing Medium Business Award: Spartan School Supplies

 

Since 1982 Spartan have designed, manufactured and distributed Australia’s most popular school bags, backpacks, hats, socks and accessories. All Spartan products are designed for comfort and built to last. Spartan exclusively holds the prestigious backpack endorsements of the Chiropractors' Association of Australia and Australian Physiotherapy Association. Our vision is to provide the highest quality school products, maintain our status as market leaders and to provide unparalleled levels of customer service to our 2500+ customers. We have a dynamic, united and driven team that are all working towards common goals. We are, and have always been Australian owned.

 

 
 

2012 Excellence in Business Awards:
Winner of the Epworth Eastern Large Business Award: True Value Solar Pty. Ltd.

 

True Value Solar is Australia's largest solar enterprise providing high efficiency premium PV solar systems to Australian homeowners at affordable prices. These systems are environmentally friendly and provide customers with the ability to reduce their carbon footprint while at the same time reducing their electricity consumption and expense.

 

 
 

 

2012 Excellence in Business Awards:

Chairman's Award: Lions Club of Blackburn North Inc.

 

As a service club Lions are involved in extensive voluntary work and fundraising that addresses the needs of the underprivileged, health impaired, aged and disadvantaged. They also provide youth programs to encourage personal development, creativity, social awareness and leadership skills. They provide monetary aide for large-scale needs such as disaster relief and the global eradication of deaths from measles and also provide local ‘hands on’ assistance for the elderly in our local community.

 

 

2012 Excellence in Business Awards:
City of Whitehorse Mayoral Award:The Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking

 

   "Alastair Boell, the director this unique school in Australia, graduated from the North Bennet Street School in Boston, USA. This school specializes in 18th Century styled furniture making and has a major emphasis on traditional hand skills.

                 He established 'The Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking' in 2007 - a school dedicated to preserving and advancing traditional skills in furniture making.

He is committed to promoting a greater awareness and appreciation of craftsmanship and place a high emphasis on hand tools and choice of quality timbers.

 

 

 
 

 

2012 Excellence in Business Awards:
Winner of the Saward Dawson Overall Business Award: Spartan School Supplies

 

The business has a long established history and has developed a strong and respected position within their highly competitive sector. They have a clearly stated purpose and direction driven by a committed management group and embraced by their team.

They have implemented an effective strategy for the development of employees throughout their organisation. Ranging from training and leadership programs to online interactive feedback and performance management and career development.

 

 

 

2012 Excellence in Business Awards:
Recognition Certificate offered to: Voice and Movement

 

Voice and Movement provides a range of unique and comprehensive programs designed to assist people in developing social skills and self confidence through specialised drama techniques.

Our flagship program, the Drama for Everyday Life Program, assists children, adolescents and adults in developing social skills and self confidence through specialised drama techniques, such as, role play, drama games and improvisation.

 

 
 

 

2012 Excellence in Business Awards:
Recognition Certificate offered to: Burwood East Special Developmental School

 

Burwood East Special Developmental School provides educational programs for pre-school, primary and secondary school-aged students with a moderate to profound intellectual disability, sensory and physical impairments, and autism spectrum disorder.

 

 
 

 

 2012 Excellence in Business Awards:

Recognition Certificate offered to: Eley Park Community Association Inc.

 

Eley Park Community Association Inc operates and manages the Eley Park Community Centre and The Warrawong Annex.  Our facilities are available seven days a week and nights, for classes, groups, functions and meetings.

Eley Park continues to cater for a range of private functions, through the hire of our hall and annex.  These functions range from christenings, birthdays, anniversaries, engagements and weddings through to church groups and specialised interest groups.

 
 

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