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Hobsons Bay Business Excellence Awards 2017

Nominations for the 2017 Hobsons Bay Business Excellence Awards are now open

Nominations for the 2017 Hobsons Bay Business Excellence Awards are now open

The awards provide an opportunity for businesses both large and small to be recognised for their achievements, innovation and leading work practices.  From home-based businesses and start ups, to manufacturing and logistics companies, the business awards bring together people to celebrate their successes and accomplishments.

Business can enter one of the following categories:

* Home-based
* Hospitality
* Manufacturing and industrial
* New/start up business (up to 2 years old)
* Not for profit
* Professional services
* Retail
* Tourism
* Trades and construction
* Transport and warehousing

Final categories will be at the discretion of the judging panel. 

All entrants will also be in the running for the Mayors Award and the category award winners will be able to vie for the Business of the Year Award.

Key dates:
Entries open                                                  23 March 2017
Information session                                       12 July 2017 at 4pm and 6pm (
Entries close                                                  18 August 2017
Judging period                                               August - September 2017
Awards gala presentation                              20 October 2017



To be eligible to enter the 2017 Hobsons Bay Business Excellence Awards the business entrant must;

  • Be located within Hobsons Bay
  • Be the holder of a registered ABN

Entry method:
Entry is via the following online application form below, which must be submitted by 5pm on Friday 18 August 2017.
Please note: applicants may wish to prepare their responses in advance of completing the form as progress cannot be saved.   

Information session:
Information sessions will be held at 4pm and then again at 6pm on Wednesday 12 July, 2017 where there will be an opportunity to ask questions you have and gain tips on how to complete the application. There will be no cost to attend. To register your interest in attending, please email your business name and representative to  See updates on the information session at

Awards gala presentation:
Winners will be announced at a gala presentation dinner on Friday 20 October 2017 at the Williamstown Town Hall, Ferguson Street, Williamstown. Please email us at  if you wish to be kept up to date. This event usually sells out so be sure to book your ticket early.

Terms and Conditions

Information collected will be used for administrative, judging, promotional and contact purposes. 

All relevant information must be disclosed including legal proceedings or prosecutions involving the business or its directors and/or staff irrespective of whether a conviction has been recorded including but are not limited to criminal matters and local laws prosecution, breach of OH&S legislation and health act prosecutions, building and planning matters, animal welfare, WorkCover and EPA prosecutions or legal action involving the business and Council.
Business entering the 2017 Hobsons Bay Business Excellence Awards must not be facing bankruptcy, or cause an event which would create embarrassment to the Company nor reflect adversely on the Awards. All information provided on the entry form must provide a true and accurate reflection of the business activities

Entry is via the online application form.

Please note: applicants may wish to prepare their responses in advance of completing the form as progress cannot be saved.

If you have any questions in relation to the business awards or your entry please do not hesitate to call the Economic Development unit on ext 1362 or email


    Business Excellence Awards Application Form 2017 * Mandatory
    How many employees?
    Business Contact Details
    Please select one Award Category. All entrants will be in contention for the Mayoral Award and one category winner will be awarded Business of the Year.
    Question 1: In as much detail as possible please describe your core business activities, including the major products/services you provide.
    Question 2: In as much detail as possible please tell us about your business. Some prompts have been included; history of your business, your current activities and priorities, business planning; marketing; customer service; staffing; health and wellbeing; innovation; leadership; sustainability; access for all; community involvement; export and trade.
    Question 3: In as much detail as possible what do you think makes your business stand apart from your competitors?
    Upload ANSWERS and SUPPORTING documentation here;
    In submitting this application you acknowledge the following (check each of the boxes to agree with the statement):
    You are authorised by the above named business to provide the information in this application * (required)
    You understand that the judges decision is final and that no correspondence or discussion will be entered into * (required)
    You have read all the terms and conditions associated with this entry * (required)
    You give consent for the contact name, business name, business address and email address as provided on the Awards Application Form to be shared with sponsors of the 2017 Business Awards, to enable them to contact you about products and services that may be of interest to you
    Thank you for participating in the 2017 Business Awards. We wish you all the best with your application.