Bendigo Bank Macedon Ranges Business Excellence Awards

Business Awards Web badge 2018

2018 winners and finalists 

Evolve Stone has been 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.

The 2018 winners and finalists are:   

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)


Squishy Minnie Bookstore (Kyneton)

The Computer Company (Gisborne)

Excellence in Health and Wellbeing                                      

Winner - Liberty Health & Happiness (Gisborne)


Organic Mechanic Osteo (Kyneton)

Return to Stillness (Lancefield)

Excellence in Hospitality                                                    

Winner - 3 Little Pigs (Gisborne)


Mount Towrong Vineyard (Mount Macedon)

The Caterers (Kyneton)

Excellence in New Business                                               

Winner - Animus Distillery (Kyneton)


Gisborne Family Dental (Gisborne)

Wildlife Gone Walkabout (Kyneton)

Excellence in Professional Services                                 

Winner - Zenkai (Woodend)


Chinka (HEP) Steel Solicitor (Woodend)

Gisborne Family Dental

Gisborne Medical Centre

Excellence in Retail                                                                         

Winner - Thrifty Link Hardware (Romsey)


Autopro Kyneton

The Old Auction House (Kyneton)

Excellence in Tourism                                                                    

Winner - Woodend Winter Arts Festival


Animus Distillery (Kyneton)

Homestead, The Manse (Lancefield)

Excellence in Trades, Construction and Manufacturing            

Winner - Evolve Stone (Kyneton)


Cavalli Motor Sports (Gisborne Business Park)

Romsey Engineering

The Not for Profit/Public Sector Award                                       

Winner - Woodend Winter Arts Festival


Kyneton Community Lunch

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. There were 712 nominations in this year’s awards.