Northern Business Achievement Awards
The Northern Business Achievement Awards are a partnership of industry, education, local and state government and decision makers across Melbourne’s north.
NBAA MARCH 2020
Date: Thursday 5 March
Hosts: Banyule City Council and City of Darebin
Venue: Mantra Bell City, Preston
La Trobe University’s $5 billion dollar ‘University City of the Future’
Vice-President (Strategy and Development), La Trobe University
Natalie is responsible for delivering on the University’s City of the Future vision, a development that will see the Bundoora campus transform into a city with key sports and recreation, research and innovation, retail and commercial, housing and health precincts.
Her role also encompasses strategy to develop the University as a key local, state, national and international contributor to knowledge, education and economic and social growth.
Previously Director-General of the Queensland Government Department of Housing and Public Works, Natalie has extensive experience in leading organisational reform and strategy, and delivery of corporate services. She has served on a number of federal and state bodies and not-for-profit, superannuation and research boards, and currently serves on four boards ranging from affordable housing and development to education.
You can read the 2019 NBAA Grand Finale newsletter by clicking here.
You can read the 2019 NBAA Grand Finale media release by clicking here.
These breakfasts are essential events for those seeking to do business in the region.
They recognise the achievements of SMEs and encourage business excellence, growth and competitiveness.
Breakfasts are held quarterly, with two of the northern municipalities (Banyule, Darebin, Hume, Moreland, Nillumbik or Whittlesea) nominating two of their businesses each breakfast.
The final breakfast, held in December, is the annual award ceremony.
The attendance at breakfasts averages 200 prominent businesspeople.
Partners and sponsorship
The NBAA recognise the achievements of businesses in Melbourne’s north.
Attendance at these breakfasts provides organisations with exposure to over 200 people consisting of a cross-section of business leaders from across the region.
Corporate sponsors receive extensive promotional presence and discounts to attend the breakfast series.
Previous NBAA winners
Follow the link to the legacy NBAA website and read about previous nominees and winners.
2019 naming rights partners and sponsors
Victorian Government Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
The Victorian Government sponsors the Business of the Year Award
Acer’s product range includes laptop and desktop PCs, tablets, smartphones, monitors, projectors and cloud solutions for home users, business, government and education. In the early 2000s, Acer implemented a new business model, shifting from a manufacturer to a designer, marketer and distributor of products, while performing production processes via contract manufacturers.
Acer sponsors the Industry Education Engagement Award
AusIndustry is the Australian Government’s business program delivery division in the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science. It delivers over 30 programs – including grants, tax and duty concessions, small business development, industry support and venture capital – worth about $2 billion to over 10,000 businesses and 80,000 individuals annually.
AusIndustry sponsors the Innovation and Enterprise Award
Bank of Melbourne is Victoria’s local bank, dedicated to the needs of Victorians and their businesses. Its bankers have deep sector knowledge and specialisation to best support the industries they serve and give customers access to a depth of Victorian knowledge and insight.
Bank of Melbourne sponsors of the Best Start Up or Microbusiness Award
The Inner North Community Foundation is an independent community foundation based in Melbourne’s inner north and is one of more than 35 community foundations across Australia. The Foundation manages philanthropic dollars to provide funds for projects that create prosperous, connected and cohesive communities in Melbourne’s inner north, particularly encouraging pathways to employment.
The Inner North Community Foundation sponsors the Philanthropy and Community Service Award
The La Trobe Business School conducts industry relevant research, teaching and learning that makes a difference to the local and global communities it serves. It is a community of students, academics and professionals committed to enhancing business learning through education and research that is innovative, responsible and engaged.
The La Trobe Business School sponsors the Young Business Achiever Awards
Macpherson Kelley works with clients in the mid-market to achieve excellent commercial outcomes. Its client base includes manufacturers, subsidiaries of international companies and the service industry.
Macpherson Kelley sponsors the Human Resources Award
MatchWorks is Victoria’s largest employment services provider with over 14 years’ experience. MatchWorks has offices throughout regional Victoria and the north and west of Melbourne. For organisations that need staff, MatchWorks provides a quality service to help fill employment vacancies free of charge.
MatchWorks sponsors the Customer Service Award
Matthews Steer is north-west Melbourne’s premier business consultancy. Evolving from a one-man practice to a two-man partnership to now having a team of over 40 staff, Matthews Steer continues to grow. They believe that strategic planning is critical to the profit and growth of a business.
Matthews Steer sponsors the Export Award
Melbourne Polytechnic courses are developed in conjunction with industry to give students real-life skills for real-world workplaces delivered by friendly, knowledgeable teachers. The Institute offers over 250 nationally accredited courses with an extensive range of short courses, allowing participants to explore the possibility of further training.
Melbourne Polytechnic sponsors the Workplace Diversity Award
Options Consulting Group is a client driven human resources solutions provider. Adopting a consultative approach, they believe that sustainable competitive business advantage is delivered through people. Options Consulting Group has worked with Australian based organisations across several industry sectors, providing service and support locally, nationally, regionally and globally.
Options Consulting Group sponsors the Outstanding Initiative in Manufacturing Award
Snap provides an end-to-end printing service, with the ability to implement every aspect of your printing requirements, from the initial brief and graphic design through to printing and the finishing touches such as mounting, laminating and binding. Their aim is to present and deliver print solutions which delight, not just satisfy.