Naming Sponsor - Josh's Rainbow Eggs
We are delighted to have Josh's Rainbow Eggs back on board as the naming sponsor for 2024. Having won three categories in the 2019 awards and they came on board as naming rights sponsors in 2021 and continued in this role to support and encourage other businesses.
Gold sponsor - Bendigo Bank
The Bendigo Bank branches in the Macedon Ranges are delighted to sponsor the business awards for a seventh year, to support and celebrate local businesses. With four locations in the shire, they see every day how important local businesses are to the fabric and success of our communities.
These branches all offer the full range of Bendigo Bank products, competitive rates and local staff who care about your financial success, plus an important point of difference – they invest in the local communities in which they operate. To date, they have given back $5 million to support clubs, projects, events and schools in the Macedon Ranges to help our communities thrive.
So, for great service and banking you can feel good about, bank with your local branch
Silver Sponsor - Workspace Australia
Workspace Australia Ltd is the largest business incubator provider in Australia. Established in 1998 it has grown to encompass 6 incubator sites across regional Victoria.
Setting the benchmark for assisting start-up businesses in becoming commercially viable it has achieved a level of success which is unmatched within the industry. In a time when 40% of businesses are successful after the first three years of operation, Workspace has been able to achieve a success rate of 98% over the last seven years .
Voted Australia’s Business Incubator of the Year in 2010 and a finalist in the International Incubator of the Year awards in 2011, Workspace has become the leader in establishing best practices within the industry.
This non-profit organisation, governed by a Volunteer Board of Directors has been voted one of the top 10 incubators in the world and was awarded Bendigo’s Business Excellence Social Enterprise of the Year in 2016.
Silver sponsor - Kennedys Accountants
Kennedys Accountants offers local personalised convenience for businesses and individuals with the expertise of the ‘big smoke accountants’. Sharing tools and knowledge to help you to get the most out of your business and individual tax returns.
The team has real life business experience as well as tax knowledge . Kennedys Accountants assists businesses in a number of industries including health, hospitality, manufacturing, legal firms, civil construction, online clothing, trades, transport, equine, primary production and more. These businesses vary from small sole traders to businesses with multi million dollar turnovers.
As well as tax planning to keep tax to a legal minimum they also understand the importance of business structure and other areas such as cash flow, budgets, profitability, banks finance, HR issues and marketing.
The team aims to achieve the best outcomes to help businesses thrive and keep tax to a minimum.
Silver sponsor - Macedon Ranges Glass
Macedon Ranges Glass, is a leading glass supplier in the Macedon Ranges region, which stands as a testament to decades of dedication and expertise. Established in 1970, the business, now led by owner Brett Vernon, has evolved into the largest accredited glass supplier in the area. The team, comprised of 13 skilled members, excels in various services, from swift glass replacements to retrofit double glazing and custom-made glass installations.
Brett's journey with Macedon Ranges Glass started as a glazing apprentice, inspired by his father Terry's work ethic. The business, now in its third
generation with Brett's sons Jarryd and Riley on board, continues to thrive.
With a second facility in Kyneton and an extensive portfolio including prestigious projects like the MCG redevelopment for the 2006 Commonwealth Games, Melbourne Airport, Melbourne Central and the Royal Children’s Hospital, Macedon Ranges Glass remains committed to excellence.
While focusing on high-end residential projects and specialising in retrofit double glazing, they also ensure continued support for the local community's day-to-day glazing needs. As they enter their third generation, the Vernon family looks forward to another 50 years of service in the Macedon Ranges.
Media sponsor - Midland Express
The Midland Express is a free weekly newspaper circulating in the Macedon Ranges and Mount Alexander regions of Victoria, Australia. The paper has a circulation of over 22,000 every week. The paper's office remains at its original location in the town of Kyneton, it is published weekly on a Tuesday and has been since its inception in 1979.