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A Maze’N Things crowned Bass Coast’s best business


Bass Coast’s 2015 Business of the Year was awarded to A Maze’N Things from Phillip Island at the Bass Coast Business Awards Presentation Dinner on Friday night.

The business also took home the Business Excellence 6+ Employees Award.

Bass Coast Shire Council Mayor, Cr Kimberley Brown, said the judges were impressed with A Maze’N Things comprehensive marketing strategy and plan, commitment to professional development for staff, extensive product research and development and commitment to continuous improvement within the business.

Sargeants Conveyancing Bass Coast was also named the 2015 Bass Coast People's Choice Business of the Year, as well as the People’s Choice Award for Professional Services for the fifth year running.

“I’d like to congratulate A Maze’N Things and Sargeants Conveyancing Bass Coast, as well as all of our award winners and finalists,” Cr Brown said.

“It’s fantastic to see interest growing in the awards each year, with a significant 30 per cent increase in entries compared to previous years.

“Feedback we’ve had from businesses is that entering the awards is a rewarding experience and gives them the opportunity to review their business and help make decisions about their goals and direction for the future.”

The Awards Presentation Dinner held at RACV Inverloch Resort was attended by 175 representatives from a wide range of Bass Coast businesses ­– another significant increase on previous years.

Council’s Chief Executive Officer, Paul Buckley, congratulated not only the winners, but all businesses that entered the awards this year.

Mr Buckley said it was great to see businesses from across the whole Shire entering the awards and being acknowledged at the Presentation Dinner.

“Our local businesses are delivering fantastic services and building a reputation across Victoria, which is great for our economy, for visitors and for residents,” Mr Buckley said.

“The growing popularity of the awards reflects the strength of our local business community.

“We know from past awards that there is an economic benefit that can be gained from entering.”

The Council was represented at the Presentation Dinner by Cr Brown, Deputy Mayor Cr Jordan Crugnale and Cr Bradley Drew, with Member for Bass, Brian Paynter MP, also in attendance.

2015 Award Winners

2015 Bass Coast People's Choice Award winners

Health and Lifestyle Award - Aromatherapy in Action, Cowes

Hospitality Award – Anchor Belle Holiday Park, Cowes

Professional Services Award - Sargeants Conveyancing, Bass Coast

Retail Business Award – Connell’s Bakery, Wonthaggi

Tourism/Attraction Award – Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm, Rhyll

Trades/Services Award – Chase Computers, Bass Coast

2015 Bass Coast Business Award winners

Business Excellence 0-5 employees - proudly sponsored by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Winner – My 24/7 Gym, San Remo

Runner up – Sargeants Conveyancing, Bass Coast

Business Excellence 6+ employees – proudly sponsored by Bass Coast Shire Council

Winner – A Maze’N Things, Phillip Island

Runner up – Maru Koala and Animal Park, Grantville

Marketing and Promotion - proudly sponsored by Destination Phillip Island

Winner - Wildlife Coast Cruises, Cowes

Runner up – Connell’s Bakery, Wonthaggi

New Business - proudly sponsored by the Victorian Government through Small Business Victoria

Winner – The Shearing Shed, Phillip Island

Runner up – Mark Farmer Financial Solutions, Wonthaggi

Environment and Sustainability - proudly sponsored by Westernport Water

Winner – San Remo Licensed Supermarket, San Remo

Runner up – Inverloch Supermarket, Inverloch

Good Access is Good Business - proudly sponsored by Rural Access

Winner – Maru Koala and Animal Park, Grantville

Runner up – Phillip Island Tenpin Bowling and Entertainment Centre, Cowes

2015 Bass Coast People's Choice Business of the Year - proudly sponsored by SuperPages

Sargeants Conveyancing, Bass Coast

2015 Bass Coast Business of the Year - proudly sponsored by SuperPages

A Maze’N Things, Phillip Island