Hobsons Bay City Council - 2012 Business Excellence Awards

2012 Business Excellence Award Winners

2012 Business Excellence Awards

Almost 30 years ago, two brothers started developing property. In 2012, they employed 250 people and have been named Business of the Year at the annual Hobsons Bay Business Excellence Awards.

Announced at a gala dinner on Friday, 7th September at the Williamstown Town Hall, Altona-based business Burbank took out the top prize.

Mayor of Hobsons Bay Councillor Tony Briffa said Burbank was started by step-brothers Eddie Sanfilippo and Eddie Puhar and were recognised for their positive workplace culture and established planning processes that have allowed it to prosper in a highly competitive market and during vulnerable economic times.

“The customer is at the forefront of this business, with products adapted to meet changing demands and practice reviews every six weeks,” said Cr Briffa.

“This business is a great story for Hobsons Bay. It provides significant local employment, buys local products where it can and provides sponsorship to local sporting groups. Their passion and success is demonstrated in the company we see today.

“The winner is an outstanding business and Hobsons Bay is proud to have them call us home!”

The Mayor said the calibre of the judging panel was high and showed professionalism and commitment to award the best of the best of Hobsons Bay’s businesses.

“Hobsons Bay’s fourth business excellence awards has built on the strength of previous years and acknowledges the importance of a thriving local business community,” said Cr Briffa.

“We recognise the diverse business community in Hobsons Bay and celebrate our local success stories.

“Business provides prosperity, visitation, employment and the goods and services we need to sustain our community. Congratulations to all of our businesses.”

The winners of the 2012 Hobsons Bay Business Excellence Awards are:

 Category Business 
 Environment and Sustainability  OMCS International
 Good Access/Good Business  UCAN Cafe
 Home Based  Seaside Fitness
 Hospitality  Captains Retreat AND Mosaic – joint winners
New/Start Up Business  Helen’s Kitchen Favourites
Not for Profit/Community  Tracy The Placement People
Manufacturing and Industry  Burbank
Professional Services  Mancini Real Estate
Retail  Elle and Stuart
Tourism  Quest Williamstown North
Transport and Logistics  Jim’s Self Storage
Business of the Year  Burbank
Mayor’s Business Award  UCAN Cafe

The 2012 Hobsons Bay Business Excellence Awards were sponsored by PowerCor, Altona/Laverton/Altona Meadows Community Bank and Wyn Bay LLEN.

View the Gala Dinner and Presentation Night photos of the 2012 Hobsons Bay Business Excellence Awards

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