Our 2017 Award Sponsors
Naming Rights Sponsor
Powercor is the most efficient and reliable rural electricity distribution network supplying more than 758,000 customers in central and western Victoria, including the greater Geelong area. We own and manage the ‘poles and wires’ that deliver electricity to your homes and businesses and understand that a safe and reliable energy supply underpins economic development and prosperity.
We are proud to participate in and support numerous initiatives among the communities in which we operate.
Adroit are a team of over 110 dedicated insurance brokers and professionals based in 8 locations and 10 businesses across regional & metropolitan Victoria. As insurance brokers Adroit focus squarely on their clients, specialising in providing full spectrum General Insurance, Financial Services and Workers Compensation expertise and risk management advice to over 25,000 individuals and businesses. Adroit’s point of difference is they shine when they’re clients experience their ‘moment of truth’.
Barwon Health is the region’s leading health service and it aims to work together with the community to build healthier lives inspired by world-class standards. With our consumers at the forefront, Barwon Health excels in delivering efficient, integrated care, education and research to advance health and wellbeing for all.
Working across five pillars, Barwon Health is committed to respecting the people we work with, showing compassion always, the highest quality in everything we do, being accountable and driving innovation or better care.
Chris Mackey & Associates are committed to improving mental health services, locally and beyond. They have developed over 21 years to be the largest psychology practice in Geelong.
Their purpose is to help people of all ages transform psychological problems into personal growth.
Their mission is to improve mental health services locally and beyond. Their overall aim is to encourage an optimistic approach to mental health and wellbeing.
Deakin Business School prepares graduates for careers of the future. We harness emerging technologies to facilitate innovative, borderless, and personalised education. Our research informs our practice and impacts the communities whom we engage. We provide opportunities for our students to grow through real world experiences, such as business internships, international study tours and in leadership positions as student mentors. We operate across three campuses in Victoria – Geelong Waterfront, Melbourne Burwood and Warrnambool, enabling us to have a unique connectivity to metropolitan and regional students.
Enterprise Geelong will bring a fresh, innovative and focused approach to greater Geelong’s economic development.
They are showing that Geelong is a ‘can do city’ and that we have a ‘can do council’ – they'll be making it very clear to investors in Australia and overseas that Geelong is a great place to do business.
The Future Proofing Geelong vision is that: by 2030, Geelong is internationally recognised as one of the world’s most sustainable cities. Faced with challenges like climate change and economic adjustment, the region has pursued a collaborative and innovative approach to Geelong becoming more resilient and adaptive. Future Proofing Geelong focuses on the City becoming more sustainable, more liveable and more productive.
Gforce Employment Solutions matches your business with the best people. Our extensive expertise, highly trained and professional local staff can provide businesses in the region with a total employment solution. Whether it be apprentices, trainees, temporary staff, permanent staff or human resource advice, Gforce will become your committed partner for long term success.
With over 30 years experience, our quality recruitment services will reduce your business risk and cost, increase your competitive advantage and make your life easier.
GMHBA is an Australian not-for-profit health fund, born and bred in Geelong - with more than 75 years’ experience. GMHBA puts members before profit; provides great value health cover and works together to build stronger and healthier communities.
GMHBA covers more than 250,000 Australians and their focus is always on creating value for members and investing in grass roots community initiatives..
As one of Victoria’s largest regional stand-alone TAFE's, The Gordon has been helping people gain real skills for real jobs for over 125 years. We pride ourselves on delivering a great range of options in vocational ‘hands-on’ training with one of the most comprehensive suites of courses in Western Victoria.
Students can choose from hundreds of short courses and nationally accredited qualifications across apprenticeships, traineeships, certificates, diplomas, and advanced diplomas, which can lead you to a great career or create a pathway to university.
Built upon a foundation of old school values since opening for business in 1958, Hardings Hardware is the No. 1 choice for all your building and renovation supplies from any of our six branches.
Our commitment to stocking the Best Brands at the Lowest Prices is renowned throughout the trade and matched by the Hardings family commitment to providing exemplary customer service and product advice in everything we do.
Harwood Andrews is one of Victoria’s leading law firms, with a long-standing record of providing specialised legal services
to family business and individuals. Harwood Andrews are proud and long-time supporters of the communities in which we operate and, as a firm, believe in the benefits of building strong and meaningful community partnerships.
Karingal is a not-for-profit organisation which provides a range of services in the Barwon region for people with a disability or mental illness, older Australians and those who are disadvantaged.
For over 60 years, Karingal has promoted a fully inclusive community where people with a disability can live the life they choose and the organisation is proud to be recognising a local business that is making a difference in the community.
LBW aim to provide a complete range of quality business solutions and specialist knowledge by a team of approachable professional in a timely manner.
LBW has been in business for 30 years and provides services to clients ranging from individual tax returns to subsidiaries of multinational companies with the majority of clients being family businesses and high wealth individuals.
Services include tax advice, business advisory, audit, valuation services, estate planning superannuation and financial planning.
Lyons Construction is Geelong's largest and oldest Construction Company which specialises in medium to large scale commercial building projects. We are a third generation family business with an enviable reputation earned over many years, built on performance, integrity and experience.
The company's project base currently takes in Geelong, Bellarine Peninsula, Surfcoast Shire, Werribee and the Western Suburbs of Melbourne.
By 2019, the NDIS will support about 460,000 Australians with disability and invest $22 billion a year in the sector.
There are significant growth opportunities for business and communities who are accessible and inclusive if they respond to this new demand. One of the best ways to demonstrate how to be an accessible and inclusive community is to showcase examples of good practice within the business sector.
The NDIA is proud to sponsor this award working with the community to ensure Geelong is accessible to everyone.
Roderick Insurance Brokers (RIB) is a locally owned, family business operating from offices in Geelong and Werribee. We are led by our Managing Director Keith Roderick who has been operating the business since 1986. The business began as a small family business and over 30 years it has grown into one of the largest regional brokerages in Victoria.
RIB employ a team of 30 highly experienced and qualified staff who are on hand to provide advice on all of your insurance needs. We strive for excellence in every aspect of our business.
Snap Geelong specialise in providing fast, efficient and high quality solutions to all your print, design and website needs. Not only do the team at Snap Geelong deliver professional results and get your job done quickly they also take the time to learn about your business to help you get the most from your printed collateral.
From business cards to booklets, posters to banners and everything in between, the team at Snap Geelong can help you take your brand to the next level!
There’s never been a more exciting time to be in Tourism.
Our reputation as a short break for Melburnians is growing, driven by our coastal assets, events and the personality of the region as a smart but comfortable destination. The breadth and quality of our gastronomic experiences and some incredible key attractions are driving more and more visitors to our region.
In fact, just last year tourism was worth over $780m to the local economy supporting over 4,500 jobs.
Viva Energy is a truly local energy business. We own and operate the Geelong refinery and are committed to local manufacturing in Australia. Viva Energy is proud of the significant contribution the refinery makes to the economy supplying over half of Victoria’s fuel needs and employing more than 750 people locally.
Web Force 5 provide powerful website functionality for a fraction of the cost of comparable options, whilst ensuring that the initial development and ongoing management of your website is easy. All Web Force 5 customers are assigned locally based Account Managers who provide free assistance and guidance as required as part of the Web Force 5 service commitment.
Web Force 5 has developed a website platform that the average home computer user can manage allowing you to avoid the normal ongoing charges. Whether you want to create a new web page or image gallery, change the prices in the online store or send your quarterly e-newsletter, it’s easy, it happens immediately and you get all of the functionality without any additional costs.
Major Media Partner
93.9 BayFM is your proud and passionate local station, if it’s happening in Geelong it’s on 93.9 Bay FM; 100% local News, weather, traffic and great music.
BayFM has a broad 35 plus audience with a slight female skew. You’ll find BayFM involved in the community and business broadcasting from schools, sporting events, local businesses and festivals. Start your day with BayFM's Morning Crew ‘Hayden and Milly’ and drive home from 4pm with Mark Hyland and The Catch Up team.
Loving life and Loving Geelong and our region – Geelong’s 93.9 BayFM.
Robot Army Productions is a group of once-freelance videographers who pushed the limits as far as possible working alone, joining together like Voltron to become a video production company juggernaut that is quickly gaining a reputation for our creativity, authenticity, and the courage to stand out.
It’s been great to see the ongoing support we’ve received from the community for the Little Creatures brewery and Geelong’s favourite locally brewed beer Furphy. With the White Rabbit Brewery and Barrel Hall opening at the end of 2015 on the same site as Little Creatures, we’ve given locals and visitors alike even more reason to come down to enjoy our hospitality and our unique range of beers.