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.

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.

2021 breakfast dates

Thursday 4 March
Thursday 3 June
Thursday 2 September
Thursday 2 December

Join us virtually for the first Northern Business Achievement Awards event of 2021 with guest speaker Will Irving, Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer, NBN Co.

Speaker topic:
The NBN rollout and your business

Register now

2021 Nominees

March 2021 breakfast:

Inox Australia Logo

Inox Australia, nominated by City of Whittlesea

INOX Australia provides food and liquid processing solutions. They specialise in the design and manufacture of complete systems and equipment for mixing, heating, cooling and processing food products for the food processing, dairy, beverage, pharmaceutical and allied industries.

Lashes on Point

Lashes on Point, nominated by City of Whittlesea

Lashes On Point is a boutique specialty lash salon offering award-winning, damage free lash extensions and lash lifting. They offer a warm and welcoming environment and with emphasis on safe, quality and sustainable lash artistry. 

CERES

CERES, nominated by Moreland City Council

CERES is an environmental education centre, urban farm and social enterprise hub spread across four locations in Melbourne’s north. It offers social enterprises, education programs and urban farms that provide knowledge and practical skills for growing food, growing community and responding to climate issues.

Stupid Old Studios logo

Stupid Old Studios, nominated by Moreland City Council

Stupid Old Studios is an all-in-one production house located in Brunswick.  They produce high-quality, innovative video, audio and livestreaming content for government, NGOs, businesses and individuals, all with a comedic flair. 

Young Business Achievers

Jessica Kate Wall, Bertocchi Smallgoods (City of Whittlesea)

Ai-Thi Ngo, Delicia Acai + Protein Bar (Moreland City Council)

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.

For sponsorship information, contact Chris James on:
03 9479 3336 or c.james@latrobe.edu.au.

Previous NBAA winners

Follow the link to the legacy NBAA website and read about previous nominees and winners.

2020 naming rights partners and sponsors

Victorian Government Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

The Victorian Government sponsors the Business of the Year 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

Inner North Community Foundation Logo

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

LBS logo

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

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

Pitcher Partners have the resources and depth of expertise of a major firm, with a boutique firm feel. They give their clients the highest level of personal service and attention. With a focus on the middle-market, they are an association of independent full-service accounting, audit and advisory firms with a long standing reputation for providing superior expertise to their clients.

Pitcher Partners sponsors the Export Award

Snap Printing logo

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.

Snap sponsors the Industry Engagement Award