Maru Koala And Animal Park Wins Top Award!
Maru Koala and Animal Park has taken out the two major Awards at the 2013 SuperPages Bass Coast Business Awards announced at the Presentation Dinner on Friday night.
Bass Coast Mayor, Cr Clare Le Serve, said the judges were impressed by Maru Koala and Animal Park’s detailed business and marketing plans.
“I’d like to congratulate the Maru Koala and Animal Park, all our award winners and runners up,” Cr Le Serve said.
“Interest is growing in the awards each year. Feedback we’ve had from businesses is that entering the awards is a fantastic experience.
“It gives them the opportunity to review their businesses and help make decisions about their goals and direction for the future.”
Over 100 representatives from a wide range of Bass Coast businesses attended the event held at the RACV Inverloch Resort, which created an atmosphere of excitement.
Council's Chief Executive Officer, Allan Bawden, congratulated not only the winners, but all businesses that entered the awards this year.
Mr Bawden 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.
“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 Kimberley Brown and Cr Andrew Phillips, who are both business proprietors in Cowes, and Cr Bradley Drew, a three-time winner of the people's choice awards.
2013 Award Winners
2013 SuperPages Bass Coast People's Choice Award winners
Health and Lifestyle Award - Aromatherapy in Action, Cowes
Hospitality Award – Molly Moo and Tilly Bear, Cowes
Professional Services Award - Sargeants Conveyancing, Bass Coast
Retail Business Award – The Lazy Wave, Cowes
Tourism/Attraction Award – Maru Koala and Animal Park, Grantville
Trades/Services Award – Chase Computers, Bass Coast
2013 SuperPages Bass Coast Business Award winners
Business Excellence 0-5 employees - proudly sponsored by Chisholm
Winner – The Island Accommodation, Newhaven
Runner up – Aromatherapy in Action, Cowes
Business Excellence 6+ employees – proudly sponsored by SP AusNet
Winner – A Maze’N Things, Phillip Island
Runner up – RACV Inverloch Resort
Marketing and Promotion - proudly sponsored by Destination Phillip Island
Winner - Phillip Island RSL, Cowes
Runner up – Maru Koala and Animal Park, Grantville
New Business - proudly sponsored by the Victorian Government through Small Business Victoria
Winner – My 24/7 Gym, San Remo
Runner up – Bass Coast Flipp’n Out, Wonthaggi
Environment and Sustainability - proudly sponsored by Westernport Water
Winner – RACV Inverloch Resort
Runner up – ALDI Wonthaggi
Good Access is Good Business - proudly sponsored by Rural Access
Winner - Maru Koala and Animal Park, Grantville
Runner up – Ripples n Tonic, Silverleaves
2013 SuperPages Bass Coast People's Choice Business of the Year - proudly sponsored by SuperPages
Maru Koala and Animal Park
2013 SuperPages Bass Coast Business of the Year - proudly sponsored by SuperPages
Maru Koala and Animal Park