Winners

Accommodation

Siesta Central Apartments, Sale

2022
Beauty and Personal Care

Laser Clinics Australia Traralgon

2022
Business and Professional Services

RGM

2022
Food & Wine Producers

Gurneys Cidery, Foster

2022
Health and Wellbeing

Dani McLennan Occupational Therapy, Traralgon

2022
Hospitality

Aroma Coffee House & Eatery, Metung

2022
Manufacturing / Export

Scarlet & Grace, Sale

2022
Mechanical Trades and Construction

Habitat Creations, Yarragon

2022
New Business

Full Circle HR & Business Services, Warragul

2022
Retail

Jenkins Home Hardware, Trafalgar

2022
Tourism Activities and Attractions

Walhalla Goldfields Railway

2022
Accommodation

Mansi on Raymond, Sale

Through the development of a strategy in social media marketing, print, OTA distribution and website channels, Mansi on Raymond has taken the next leap into a highly competitive market. It now competes and succeeds in this market segment, both locally and intrastate.
2021
Beauty and Personal Care

Amity Alice, Warragul

Amity Alice Skin and Laser Clinic in Warragul dedicated a significant period of downtime during COVID-19 restrictions in 2020 to re-investment in the business. Amity redesigned and developed an e-commerce website and launched DIY facial kits. A new marketing plan was a strong platform to ensure clients were not forgotten.
2021
Business Agility Award

Big Bears Donuts, Lakes Entrance

Based in Lakes Entrance and now earning well deserved plaudits from a wide geographical community, the COVID-19 lockdowns saw Big Bears Donuts take their donuts to customers through deliveries. The business built a loyal customer base, ensuring repeat business when restrictions lifted.
2021
Business and Professional Services

FGM Consultants, Warragul

FGM Consultants was established in 1996 to provide a specialist Training and Consultancy service to the Meat and Food Processing Industry. It has now developed a LMS system that incorporates video footage, PowerPoint presentations, audio recordings and interactive questions and answers to improve user experience and interaction.
2021
Food & Wine Producers

Burra Brewing Co, Korumburra

Korumburra based Burra Brewing implemented a well-considered, thoughtful and practical strategy to beat COVID-19 restrictions. Its focus was identifying a profitable market segment and adhering to it.
2021
Health and Wellbeing

Olivia’s Place, Warragul

Accreditation has been a major achievement for Olivia’s Place in the past 12 months. Its programs, including client management, relationship management, fundraising campaigns, donation drives and all related outcomes and impacts, are managed through cloud-based program Salesforce.
2021
Hospitality

The Cape Kitchen, Newhaven

The Cape Kitchen at Newhaven, Phillip Island, defines its market segments, identifying new opportunities such as introducing innovative experiences during COVID-19 lockdown. It is currently establishing a hot springs/wellness centre development.
2021
Manufacturing / Export

Elite Pack, Drouin

Long established Drouin family business, Elite Pack, is a fast-growing innovative business that has expanded year on year since its inception over 25 years ago. It has developed innovative solutions to meet ever changing customer needs in a niche market.
2021
Mechanical Trades and Construction

Gippsland Land Services (GLS), Moe

Gippsland Land Services is a specialist in vegetation management, residential, commercial and industrial site maintenance and landscaping works. Located in Moe, the family business has serviced customers in Gippsland and Melbourne’s eastern suburbs for more than 30 years.
2021
New Business

Regional Migration Australia, Traralgon

A decision to move the business to a remote working model was hastened by the COVID-19 pandemic. Business partners transitioned to work from home-based offices, consequently moving to a paperless system. A cloud-based app was adopted to manage all business processes.
2021
Retail

TM&H Mitre 10, Moe

This 30-year business in Moe has continually pivoted to respond to changing customer needs and developments within the hardware sector. TM&H Mitre 10 also has a generous reputation as a staunch supporter of many community events.
2021
Tourism Activities and Attractions

Wyncity Morwell

Wyncity has transformed the Morwell business, offering tenpin bowling, arcade games, bumper cars, laser tag, mini golf, a café and a birthday party venue. It prides itself on creating memories by bringing families and communities together.
2021
Accommodation

Mercure 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.
2019
Beauty and Personal Care

Gippsland Cosmetic Laser Clinic, Warragul

Strong focus on providing ethical treatment to clients. Good vision and goals.
2019
Business and Professional Services

Methmac Communications t/a 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.
2019
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.
2019
Health and Wellbeing

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.
2019
Hospitality

Tinamba Hotel

Business has stayed true to its ethos of service excellence and has done so for 10 years.
2019
Manufacturing / Export

Shadeworks, Bairnsdale

Clear demonstration of innovative and diverse solutions being used to meet a diverse range of customer needs.
2019
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.
2019
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.
2019
Retail

Dalyston General Store

A business that has reinvented itself through improved branding and positioning.
2019
Tourism Activities and Attractions

Phillip Island Helicopters

A small team making a big impact on the tourism scene in South Gippsland.
2019
Accommodation

BIG4 Inverloch Holiday Park

This 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.
2018
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.
2018
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.
2018
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.
2018
Franchises

Jims Building Inspections, Sale

2018
Health and Wellbeing

Warragul Dental Care

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.
2018
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.
2018
Manufacturing / Export

Eli Innovation, Warragul

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.
2018
Manufacturing / Export

Elite Pack, Drouin

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.
2018
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.
2018
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.
2018
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.
2018
Tourism Activities and Attractions

Walhalla Goldfields Railway

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.
2018
Accommodation

Bridges on Argyle Motel, Traralgon

2017
Food & Wine Producers

Prom Country Cheese, Mayorra

2016

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