Bendigo Bank Macedon Ranges Business Excellence Awards

Business Awards 2019


Entries for the 2019 Bendigo Bank Macedon Ranges Business Excellence Awards are now open.

The Bendigo Bank Macedon Ranges Business Excellence Awards recognises and acknowledges deserving businesses for their outstanding service, innovation, products and professionalism. 

Entrants, finalists and winners will be offered a free range of opportunities and experiences that will enhance and improve their business. 

Any businesses operating (or who have an outstanding trainee or apprentice) within Macedon Ranges Shire boundaries are encouraged to enter. 

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2018 winners and finalists 

Evolve Stone were named Business of the Year at the 2018 Bendigo Bank Macedon Ranges Business Excellence Awards. They also took out the Excellence in Trades, Construction and Manufacturing category.

The Business of the Year Runner-up was Gisborne eatery 3 Little Pigs, which also won the Excellence in Hospitality category.

The awards recognise businesses which provide an outstanding service to the shire and beyond, who are of great value to the community as they provide local jobs, services and supplies. 

Business of the Year                          

Evolve Stone (Kyneton)

Business of the Year runner-up                                                             

3 Little Pigs (Gisborne)

Excellence in Agribusiness                                        

Winner: Crofters Fold Estate (Pipers Creek)

Finalist: Lyons Will Estate (Lancefield)

Excellence in Customer Service                                        

Winner: Ray White (Romsey)

Finalists: Squishy Minnie Bookstore (Kyneton) and The Computer Company (Gisborne)

Excellence in Health and Wellbeing                                     

Winner: Liberty Health & Happiness (Gisborne)

Finalists: Organic Mechanic Osteo (Kyneton) and Return to Stillness (Lancefield)

Excellence in Hospitality                                             

Winner: 3 Little Pigs (Gisborne)

Finalists: Mount Towrong Vineyard (Mount Macedon) and The Caterers (Kyneton)

Excellence in New Business                                           

Winner: Animus Distillery (Kyneton)

Finalists: Gisborne Family Dental (Gisborne) and Wildlife Gone Walkabout (Kyneton)

Excellence in Professional Services                            

Winner: Zenkai (Woodend)

Finalists: Chinka (HEP) Steel Solicitor (Woodend)Gisborne Family Dental and Gisborne Medical Centre

Excellence in Retail                                                            

Winner: Thrifty Link Hardware (Romsey)

Finalists: Autopro Kyneton and The Old Auction House (Kyneton)

Excellence in Tourism                                                                   

Winner: Woodend Winter Arts Festival

Finalists: Animus Distillery (Kyneton) and Homestead, The Manse (Lancefield)

Excellence in Trades, Construction and Manufacturing          

Winner: Evolve Stone (Kyneton)

Finalists: Cavalli Motor Sports (Gisborne Business Park) and Romsey Engineering

The Not for Profit/Public Sector Award      

Winner: Woodend Winter Arts Festival

Finalists: Kyneton Community Lunch and Woodend Library - Goldfields Library Corporation

Finalists were identified by a judging panel comprised of nine independent business professionals who do not work or live in the Macedon Ranges.