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Award Winners 2012

Melbourne's North Celebrates Business Successes and announces the 2012 NBAA Business of the Year Award Winners

The Northern Business Achievement Awards Grand Finale breakfast for 2012 was held on Friday, 7th December 2012 and was hosted by Hume City Council and attracted over 220 people.

Melbourne's northern businesses, educational institutes, local government and community gathered in anticipation of the announcement of the winners of the Northern Business Achievement Awards for 2012.

The 2012 Business of the Year Award sponsored by the Victorian Government was awarded to Edlyn Foods, who has grown to be recognised as a key supplier to the Australian Foodservice Industry, providing Beverage, Bakery, Dessert, Condiment and Culinary preparations.

The Business of the Year Award recognised the overall excellence of Edlyn Foods business across all areas of operations, their commitment to growth, expanding market sectors and their customers and for maintaining high quality of standards and consistency.

Edlyn Foods Managing Director, Andrew Donelly said "I am humbled and delighted to receive this award on behalf of all employees of Edlyn Foods".

Other awards presented at the breakfast were:

The Sustainability and Environment Award sponsored by Telstra which recognised sustainability and environmental best practices was awarded to Indigenous Design and Land Management for their commitment to environmental improvement and sustainability.

The Export Award proudly sponsored by GTE Australia recognised Show Works for having high potential in breaking into the export market and being innovative about the process almost guaranteeing to produce great results.

The Customer Service Award sponsored by MatchWorks which recognised excellence in customer service was awarded to Mamor Chocolates & High Tea Szalon.

The Innovation and Enterprise Award sponsored by AusIndustry recognised significant innovation and enterprise initiatives. This award was presented to Integra Systems for developing and implementing innovative product development for their entire customer base.

The Industry-Education Engagement Award sponsored by Northern Melbourne RDA recognised businesses that excel in the area of education and workplace learning was awarded to IPM Technologies for their selfless commitment to continuing education within their sector and associated organisations.

The Human Resources Award sponsored by M+K Lawyers and Moore Stephens which recognised the investment in employee engagement and development. This award was presented to Ernest Hillier.

Media Release 'Melbourne's North Celebrates Business Successes and announces the 2012 NBAA Business of the Year Award winners - 7th December 2012' 

Winners Newsletter

The Awards align with NORTH Link's aims of economic development and marketing and promotion of Melbourne's north, by recognising local business achievement, encouraging innovation and providing valuable networks and opportunities for enterprise growth and development.

So as to encourage continuing accomplishment amongst businesses, The Northern Business Achievement Awards (NBAA) have been created as a series of business breakfast events designed to:

  • acknowledge and celebrate the successes of Small-Medium enterprises (SME's)
  • offer opportunities for valuable networking
  • learn and exchange ideas

Chris Heysen, Chair of NORTH Link said "The 2012 NBAA Grand Finale again showcased the best that Melbourne's north industry has to offer. I congratulate the winners and all nominees on their achievements".

The NBAA have been created by NORTH Link with initial funding from the Victorian Government and the support of the Cities of Banyule, Darebin, Hume, Moreland, Whittlesea, Yarra and the Shire of Nillumbik.

For more information or Sponsorship opportunities please contact Mick Butera, NORTH Link (03) 9479 3337.

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