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Winners are grinners at the Bass Coast Business Awards

Winners are grinners at the Bass Coast Business Awards

Tuesday 21 August 2018

Wattlebank winery and cellar door, Harman Wines, were awarded Business of the Year on Friday evening at Bass Coast Shire Council’s annual Business Awards.

Harman Wines also won the Business Excellence 0-5 Employees award, for which they were runner up in 2017.

Bass Coast Shire Mayor, Cr Pamela Rothfield explained that Harman wines are proud of their farm to plate business philosophy.

“The judges were particularly impressed by Harman Wines passion for utilising ingredients sourced from within a 30km radius,” Cr Rothfield said.

There were 32 local businesses who entered the awards and the People’s Choice awards had 171 different businesses across the Shire nominated by community members.

The 2017 Business of the year, Norte, took home multiple awards this year including winner of the Environment and Sustainability category, and runner up in Marketing and Promotions and Business Excellence 0-5 employees.

In the People’s Choice category, Inverloch family restaurant and café The Bayside Lady won People’s Choice Business of the Year and People’s Choice Hospitality Services.

Phillip Island Helicopters had another successful year winning the Industry Collaboration category, a new category introduced for the first time this year, and also the people Choice Tourism/Attraction award.

Cr Rothfield said it was a fantastic night, with over 160 people attending from over 36 different Bass Coast businesses.

“I’d like to congratulate everyone who was involved in the Business Awards this year, including all of the award winners and finalists, and everyone who entered, nominated or voted for a business,” Cr Rothfield said.

“I’d also like to thank our sponsors on the evening, and Council’s Economic Development Team who worked tirelessly to make this year’s event another huge success.”

People’s Choice Award Winners 2018

Category: Health and Lifestyle Winner - B h Beauty.Skin.Body

Category: Hospitality Services Winner - The Bayside Lady

Category: Professional Services Winner – D G Practitioner

Category: Retail Business Winner – Dalyston General Store

Category: Tourism/Attraction Winner – Phillip Island Helicopters

Category: Trades and Services Winner – McHenry Motors

People’s Choice Business of the Year Winner – The Bayside Lady

Bass Coast Business Awards 2018

Category: Business Excellence 0-5 employees

Runner up: Norte

Winner: Harman Wines

Category: Business Excellence 6+ employees

Runner up: Phillip Island Helicopters

Winner: Maru Koala and Animal Park

Category: Marketing and Promotion

Runner up: Norte

Winner: Amaze’n things

Category: New Business

Runner up: North South Homes

Winner: Bass Strait Direct

Category: Environment and Sustainability

Runner up: Silverwater Resort

Winner: Norte

Category: Good Access is Good Business

Winner: Focus on Lifestyle and Mobility

Category: Industry Collaboration

Runner up: Phillip Island Experience

Winner: Phillip Island Helicopters

Business of the Year

Winner: Harman Wines