Twelve local businesses have been named as finalists in the 2021 Casey Business Awards, from a strong field of 81 applicants.
The finalists, across the four award categories, were announced at a business breakfast held on Thursday 13 May at Bunjil Place.
City of Casey Chair of Administrators Noelene Duff PSM congratulated all the finalists and wished them luck for the awards, with winners to be revealed at a Gala Event on Friday 25 June at Bunjil Place.
“These awards are an opportunity for Council to celebrate and recognise the outstanding achievements and contribution of Casey’s vibrant and diverse business community,” Ms Duff said.
“It’s great to be able to give recognition to those innovative local businesses who are excelling in their fields, and at the same time, give businesses the opportunity to come together to learn from one another and celebrate each other’s successes.”
These awards are just one way that Council is supporting our local business community.
All participants have also been offered free business mentoring and are invited to participate in valuable business development workshops to build on their strengths and identify opportunities for growth and improvement.
Judge Kathy Racunica, who is Head of Campus at Federation University Berwick, acknowledged the tough task the judging panel had in choosing the finalists.
"I was thrilled to be involved as a judge in this year’s awards and was highly impressed with the calibre of applications,” Ms Racunica said.
"As applications were assessed, myself and the judging panel were struck by the resilience, leadership and innovation demonstrated by Casey’s business community and congratulate all those who took part.”
For more information about the Casey Business Awards, visit www.businessincasey.com.au or contact Tamara Ekanayake, Team Leader, Economic Development on 9705 5200
This year’s Casey Business Awards are proudly supported by major sponsors, Zeemo and Bendigo Bank, category sponsors Mirvac, St John of God, MatchWorks, and media partner Star News Group.
The Casey Business Awards 2021 finalists are:
Gumboots Child Therapy Services
L'Arte Central Social Enterprise Café, Florist and Art Space
Powerplant Project Services
Australian Precision Technologies
Commercial Facilities Management
Atura Dandenong Hotel
Berwick Dental Studio
Business Leadership Category
Blairlogie Living & Learning Inc
United Solar Energy