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Hobsons Bay Business Excellence Awards 2017

Find out the winners of the Hobsons Bay Business Excellence Awards

The Hobsons Bay Business Excellence Awards celebrate inspirational local businesses that demonstrate innovation, excellence and leading work practices. The Awards are held every second year and are a highlight of the Hobsons Bay business calendar.

The 2017 Hobsons Bay Business Excellence Awards Gala Dinner was held on 20 October at Williamstown Town Hall. Business leaders from across Hobsons Bay joined Mayor, Councillor Sandra Wilson, Deputy Mayor Cr Colleen Gates, Hobsons Bay Councillors, Cr Angela Altair, Cr Peter Hemphill, Cr Jonathon Marsden, and Hobsons Bay CEO Chris Eddy for an evening of celebration, as the winners of the Business Excellence Awards were announced.

The winners represented a variety of industries, with family owned businesses and those with a demonstrated commitment to sustainability and innovation dominating the evening.

2017 winners can be found below.




Home- Based Business

Get Farmed


Bezirk Altona Cafe

Manufacturing and Industrial (small-medium)

East Coast Generators

Manufacturing and Industrial (large)


New Business

The Reading Mountain

Not for Profit

Altona Village Traders Association

Professional Services

Lavanya Spa Retreat


Quazi Design


Captains Retreat B&B, Cottages and Apartments

Trades and Construction


Transport and Warehousing

IFC Global Logistics Pty Ltd

Mayoral Award

Mamma Knows West

Business of the Year


To the winners, finalists and all businesses that entered the Awards, congratulations and thank you for taking the time to share your stories of growth, innovation and leadership, together you make Hobsons Bay a great place to do business.

To keep up to date with the latest news and ensure you are amongst the first to know when the 2019 Awards have been announced, subscribe to the monthly Hobsons Bay e-Works newsletter by emailing or call 03 9932 1285.


Media Partner:

Maribrynong & Hobsons Bay Star Weekly

Awards Sponsors:

Altona and Laverton Community Bank Branches Bendigo Bank

Dow Chemicals


Snap Printing Williamstown/Altona

The Gordon TAFE

Deakin University

Williamstown Chamber of Commerce

Clips That Sell


Sue La Greca, Senior Manager, Western Melbourne Economic Outcomes, Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

Scott Portbury, General Manager, Membership and Business Sales, Victorian Chamber of Commerce

Tina Seirlis, Sales and Partnership Manager, Destination Melbourne

Stuart Toplis, Manager Industry Sustainability, Tourism, Events and Visitor Economy Branch, Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

Elizabeth Simonetti, Community Affairs Manager, NBN Co.

John Stapleton, Principal Regional Advisor, Department of Education and Training

Rosemary Jacob, Business Development Manager, Australian Retailers Association

Bruce Marshall, Coordinator Economic Development & Tourism, Melton City Council

Barbara McLure, Publisher, e~West

Justin Malkiewicz, Urban Economist, Victorian Planning Authority




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