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About NBAA

The NBAA Awards are a partnership of industry, education, local and state government and decision makers across Melbourne’s north and essential events for those seeking to do business in the region. They recognise the business achievements of SMEs and encourage business excellence, growth and competitiveness.

Geographically, the NBAA Awards encompasses the LGAs of Banyule, Darebin, Hume, Moreland, Nillumbik and Whittlesea.

Melbourne’s north currently has a population of over 900,000 people and is expected to grow by over 400,000 people over the next 20 years. Melbourne’s north comprises over 69,000 businesses and is a major contributor to State GDP.

NBAA Vision
To  provide a high profile forum to enable business networking and the recognition of achievement.


  • provide a forum for excellence and professionalism
  • recognise and reward outstanding achievement
  • support and encourage businesses to share strategies that will lead to growth opportunities for other businesses in the region
  • present case studies that explain how to identify and overcome business weaknesses and achieve improved competitiveness
  • create a more cohesive and connected business community
  • Improve competitiveness, innovation, exports and productivity
  • recognise the talents of individuals in business
  • motivate business to address weaknesses and create opportunities

Why the awards have been established
The Awards will identify cutting edge businesses; leaders in their fields and award winning businesses that have made a major contribution to the economy; to community and the development of employment skills for the next generation.

NBAA Award Categories 2019

Business of the Year Award sponsored by the Victorian Government

Best Start Up Business or Microbusiness sponsored by Bank of Melbourne

Customer Service Award sponsored by Matchworks

Outstanding Initiative in Manufacturing Award sponsored by Options Consulting Group

Export Award sponsored by Matthews Steer

Human Resources Award sponsored by Macpherson Kelley

Industry Education Engagement Award sponsored by Acer

Innovation and Enterprise Award sponsored by AusIndustry

Philanthropy and Community Service Award sponsored by The Inner North Community Foundation

Sustainability and Environment Award sponsored by NORTH Link

Technology Business Award sponsored by Telstra

Workplace Diversity Award sponsored by Melbourne Polytechnic

Young Business Achiever Awards sponsored by La Trobe Business School




NBAA 5 March 2019

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