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Award Winners 2016
Melbourne's North Celebrates Business Successes and announces the 2016 NBAA Business of the Year Award Winners
ecoMaster wins 2016 NBAA Business of the Year
Key businesses, tertiary education institutes, local governments and community organisations from Melbourne’s North gathered in anticipation on the morning of 1 December 2016 of the announcement of the winners of the Northern Business Achievement Awards for 2016.
The 2016 Business of the Year Award sponsored by the Victorian Government was awarded to Tullamarine business ecoMaster, for business excellence across all areas of operations.
ecoMaster CEO, Lyn Beinat said “Little did we realise what a journey we set ourselves upon when we decided to warm up our freezing cold winter home and cool it down from a summer hot box. We love having tiny energy bills and a low carbon home. Innovation is in our DNA. We are particularly proud of developing draught proofing seals for doors and windows that actually work, and can be installed on a DIY basis. It is a great thrill to have years of innovation acknowledged in this way.”
Other winners were:
The Sustainability and Environment Award sponsored by Apprenticeships Matter, which recognised sustainability and environmental best practice was awarded to Charles Sandford Woodturning for reducing their reliance on non-sustainable products.
For successfully exporting their products to New Zealand, Giorgio Dental Laboratory, was awarded the Export Award sponsored by NORTH Link. They also have plans to expand into other significant overseas markets.
The Customer Service Award sponsored by MatchWorks, which recognised excellence in customer service from an all-round perspective, was awarded to Dorevitch Pathology.
The Innovation and Enterprise Award sponsored by AusIndustry, recognised significant innovation and enterprise initiatives. This award was presented to ecoMaster for developing their own products when the market failed to provide quality solutions.
The Industry-Education Engagement Award sponsored by Northern Melbourne RDA recognised Merino & Jumbuck for their use of a number of education programs and providing workplace experience for mature aged students.
The Human Resources Award sponsored by M+K Lawyers, recognises the investment in employee engagement and development. This award was presented to Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre for their high level of staff engagement and ongoing professional development and training.
The Workplace Diversity Award sponsored by Melbourne Polytechnic, recognises companies who value in a culturally diverse workplace and was awarded to healthAbility whose plans and organisational strategies promote an environment that supports diversity.
For more information on the Awards, please contact Chris James, Executive Director, NORTH Link - firstname.lastname@example.org or (03) 9479 3336.
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