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Business Network Awards 2023

Business Network Awards 2023

Friday, February 24, 2023

Local business will be the focus of a new awards night being hosted by the City of Whittlesea.

The inaugural Business Network Awards will recognise businesses who have demonstrated core values of excellence, sustainability and responsibility.

City of Whittlesea Chair Administrator Lydia Wilson said the awards were an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of businesses large and small.

“We welcome the opportunity to celebrate success with our business community,” she said.

“Council is committed to supporting local economic development and to attracting new business to our growing economy.”

The awards are open to members of the Business Network who can nominate their own achievements in any of the six categories.

Ms Wilson said the Business Network Awards will showcase local business entrepreneurs, innovators and hardworking operators and highlight achievements of leading City of Whittlesea businesses.

“The awards are open to all key industry sectors and provides a unique opportunity for businesses of all types and sizes to be recognised for their efforts, commitment and successes,” Ms Wilson said.

The Business Network Awards ceremony and dinner is on the 18 May 2023 at the Mantra Hotel in Epping.

Awards will be presented in the following categories:

  1. Start Up - for businesses who have been operating since July 2021
  2. Customer Service - for businesses who have delivered customer service excellence in 2022
  3. Innovation and Enterprise – for businesses who have launched a new product or service, entered a new market or introduced new ways of working in 2022
  4. Sustainability and Environment – for businesses who have made improvements to the way they operate in 2022 to ensure they can achieve a sustainable future
  5. Community Contribution – for businesses who have made a positive impact in the local community in 2022
  6. Workplace Diversity – for businesses who championed workplace diversity in 2022

Nominations are now open and close on the 24 of March. Finalists will be announced on 5 April. Find out more at