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Celebrating Local Excellence with the City of Whittlesea Business Awards

Celebrating Local Excellence with the City of Whittlesea Business Awards

Thursday, February 15, 2024

The City of Whittlesea is once again shining a spotlight on the exceptional talent and innovative spirit within its business community with the 2024 City of Whittlesea Business Awards. 

Entries for the awards, which are dedicated to recognising and celebrating the achievements of local businesses, are now open.  

Chair Administrator Lydia Wilson said the awards offered a unique platform for entrepreneurs, innovators and hardworking operators across the City of Whittlesea to showcase their successes and contributions to the community and industry. 

"The City of Whittlesea Business Awards are not just about recognising excellence, they're about inspiring our business community to strive for a higher standard of innovation, sustainability and service,” Lydia said. 

"Through our Business Awards, we want to highlight the incredible talent and dedication that drive the City of Whittlesea's economic landscape. The awards are an opportunity to come together, share our successes, and set new benchmarks for excellence."  

Awards will be presented across six categories, with the addition of a new category this year for Home-Based Businesses.  

“Following the success of last year’s awards, we’re pleased to add a new award category this year. The Home-Based Business category recognises the evolving dynamics of our business community, acknowledging individuals and businesses who operate from home and embody the spirit of innovation, resilience and community connection.”  

“The City of Whittlesea Business awards are a true reflection of the rich and varied stories that make our business community exceptional. I look forward to seeing and honouring the remarkable success stories that will undoubtedly emerge from this year's awards,” said Lydia.  

Award Categories  

  • Customer Service: Celebrating businesses that have demonstrated excellence in serving their customers, this category seeks entrants who can showcase how they've gone above and beyond in customer service. 

  • Innovation and Enterprise: Recognising businesses that are pushing boundaries, whether through launching new products or services, entering new markets, or adopting innovative ways of working. 

  • Sustainability and Environment: This category is for businesses that have implemented strategies and activities to ensure a sustainable future, highlighting improvements in operations for environmental conservation. 

  • Community Contribution: Acknowledging businesses that have made significant positive impacts in the local community, this award looks for examples of how companies have supported local initiatives and contributed to the community's strength and resilience. 

  • Workplace Diversity: Reflecting the diverse community of the City of Whittlesea, this category rewards businesses that embrace and represent this diversity within their workforce. 

  • Home-Based Business: Dedicated to home-based businesses, this category celebrates those that demonstrate innovation, resilience, and community engagement from a home-based setup. 

The 2024 Business of the Year will be selected from the winners of the above categories, celebrating a business that embodies the pinnacle of excellence across all these areas. 

Entries for the awards will close at 11.45pm on Sunday 3 March 2024. All finalists will be announced on 18 March, with winners celebrated at an awards evening on Thursday 23 May at the Mantra Epping. 

To enter your business for the City of Whittlesea Business Awards, visit