Finalists announced for the Casey Cardinia Business Awards

Issued Monday 3 September 2018

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Photo caption: City of Casey Mayor Cr Geoff Ablett, Cardinia Shire Mayor Cr Collin Ross and City of Casey Councillors Amanda Stapledon and Rosalie Crestani with the Casey Cardinia Business Awards finalists and sponsors

The finalists for the 2018 Casey Cardinia Business Awards (CCBA) have been revealed, with 26 local businesses in the running across the 10 categories for the region’s flagship awards program.

The CCBA are a partnership between the City of Casey and Cardinia Shire Council, held each year to recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements and contribution of businesses and organisations across the region.

City of Casey Mayor Cr Geoff Ablett congratulated all businesses that were announced as finalists at a special function held at the Cranbourne Golf Club on Friday 31 August 2018.

"Through our regional partnership, Casey and Cardinia coordinate a range of programs and events that support our local business community, encourage professional development and foster shared learning. Importantly these programs, including the CCBA, shine a light on the many successful businesses operating across the region," Cr Ablett said.

"The CCBA give recognition to those who are excelling in their fields, celebrate local business success stories and provide another platform to come together and strengthen the economic viability of the region."

Cardinia Shire Mayor Cr Collin Ross said as always, the judges had a tough task in selecting the finalists.

"This year there were more than 80 applications received and it was pleasing to see that many applications submitted were by businesses connecting with the program for the first time," Cr Ross said.

"The judges were impressed with the calibre of entries which reflects the diverse, thriving and quality business community that exists in this region - something we’re incredibly proud to be able to celebrate through this awards program each year."

All finalists are also in the running for the coveted Casey Cardinia Business of the Year award.

The 2018 Casey Cardinia Business Awards finalists are:

Business and Professional Services

  • Successful Endeavours
  • Ki Creative
  • Melbourne Public Relations and Marketing Group

Health, Education and Well-being

  • YMCA Casey
  • Beaconsfield Dental
  • Bfirm Personal Training

Home-based Business

  • KoKayDee
  • Sold By Group
  • TravelManagers

Hospitality

  • The Amazing Grace
  • Settlers Run Golf and Country Club
  • Brunch on McBride

Manufacturing

  • Successful Endeavours
  • IIL Australia
  • Austbreck

New Business

  • Ki Creative
  • Evolve All Stars
  • KoKayDee

Retail

  • Davey Marine
  • Berwick Auto Electrics and Mechanical
  • In Beauty

Social Enterprise

  • Waverley Industries
  • Casey Basketball Association

Tourism

  • Cranbourne Turf Club
  • Safir Tours
  • Exodus Travel Agency

Trades and Construction

  • SJD Homes
  • Laser Electrical Narre Warren North and Laser Electrical Hallam
  • Elite Building Services (Vic)

The winners will be announced at a Gala Dinner on Friday 26 October 2018 at the Cardinia Cultural Centre.

For more information and to purchase tickets to the Gala Dinner when they become available visit www.caseycardinia.com.au/businessawards.

This year’s Casey Cardinia Business Awards are proudly supported by major sponsors Pitcher Partners, Federation University, Zeemo, Your Community Bank, Melbourne Football Club, media partner Star News Group and radio partner 89.9 LightFM.