Big year for Business Awards
Bass Strait Direct and A Maze’N Things have taken out to the major awards at the 2016 Bass Coast Business Awards.
Bass Strait Direct was voted most popular and awarded the People’s Choice Award, as well as the New Business Award, whilst A Maze’N Things was judged Bass Coast Business of the Year for the second year running – the first time a business has won the top award two years in a row.
Bass Coast Mayor, Cr Jordan Crugnale, said this was a significant achievement for both businesses.
“I’d like to congratulate every business who entered and it is great to see these awards growing every year, with over half of the businesses in the awards entering for the first time in 2016,” Cr Crugnale said.
“I would also like to acknowledge and thank all the sponsors for their support over the years.”
Over 160 people attended the Awards Presentation Dinner at Silverwater Resort, which was also attended by Deputy Mayor, Cr Bradley Drew, Cr Kimberley Brown and Cr Neil Rankine, as well as the Member for Bass, Brian Paynter MP.
Four businesses were inducted into the Hall of Fame, and for the first time, two businesses received the same amount of votes in the People’s Choice Awards, with Cheeky Goose Café and the San Remo Fisherman’s Co-Op named joint winners in the Hospitality Award.
2016 Award Winners
2016 Bass Coast People's Choice Award winners
Health and Lifestyle Award – Revive Beauty and Spa, Wonthaggi
Hospitality Award – Cheeky Goose Café, Cowes and San Remo Fisherman’s Co-op, San Remo
Professional Services Award - Sargeants Conveyancing, Bass Coast
Retail Business Award – Bass Strait Direct, Newhaven
Tourism/Attraction Award – Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm, Rhyll
Trades/Services Award – Chase Computers, Bass Coast
2016 Bass Coast Business Award winners
Business Excellence 0-5 employees - proudly sponsored by Phillip Island Nature Parks
Winner – Coast Magazine, San Remo
Runner up – My 24/7 Gym, San Remo
Business Excellence 6+ employees – proudly sponsored by Phillip Island RSL
Winner – A Maze’N Things, Phillip Island
Runner up – Wildlife Coast Cruises, Cowes
Marketing and Promotion - proudly sponsored by Destination Phillip Island
Winner - Wildlife Coast Cruises, Cowes
Runner up – Maru Koala and Animal Park, Grantville
New Business - proudly sponsored by the Victorian Government through Small Business Victoria
Winner – Bass Strait Direct, Newhaven
Runner up – Cheeky Goose Café, Cowes
Environment and Sustainability - proudly sponsored by Westernport Water
Winner – Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker farm, Rhyll
Runner up – Wattlebank Park Farm, Wattlebank
Good Access is Good Business - proudly sponsored by Rural Access
Winner – Maru Koala and Animal Park, Grantville
Runner up – Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm, Rhyll
2016 Bass Coast People's Choice Business of the Year - proudly sponsored by Bass Coast Shire Council
Bass Strait Direct, Newhaven
2016 Bass Coast Business of the Year - proudly sponsored by Bass Coast Shire Council
A Maze’N Things, Phillip Island
2016 Hall of Fame inductees
A Maze’N Things – Business Excellence 6+ employees
Wildlife Coast Cruises – Marketing and Promotion
Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm – Environment and Sustainability
Maru Koala and Animal Park – Good Access is Good Business