2019 Award Winners

Multicultural Impact Award

MULTICULTURAL IMPACT AWARD 2019 

MURADIYE SELVI SELVI PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES 

Criteria considered: Encouraging participation in the work force within the Northern Metropolitan multicultural community. Businesses that encourage unity and social cohesion. Businesses that contribute to a better understanding of the Northern Metropolitan regions diverse communities. Businesses that help create positive attitudes towards multicultural communities. Selvi Psychological Services

Business Excellence Award

BUSINESS EXCELLENCE 2019OTAO KITCHEN 

Criteria considered: Profitability Innovation and/or creativity Financial & social challenges overcome Contribution to community Otao Kitchen and Cooking School

Most Promising New Business Award

MOST PROMISING NEW BUSINESS 2019 – ROBOFUN

Criteria considered: Contribution to community Profitability Innovation and/or creativity Financial & social challenges overcome Robofun

Women's Small Business Champion

WOMEN’S SMALL BUSINESS CHAMPION 2019 

DORA MOSES – DEWDROPS EARLY LEARNING

Criteria considered:

  • Demonstrating innovation, determination and/or entrepreneurial drive to overcome business obstacles or adversity.
  • Mentored or inspired others to strive for success.
  • Contributed to a better understanding of the Northern Metropolitan regions diverse communities.
  • Displayed sound financial management and acumen.
  • Used their success to contribute to the community.

Dewdrops early learning

Stepping Stones Promising Graduate Award

STEPPING STONES MOST PROMISING GRADUATE 2019

TAFADZWA (TAFY) SEADE 

INNER ACTIVE PELVIC HEALTH PHYSIOTHERAPY  

Criteria considered:

  • Applicant must be a graduate of the Brotherhood of St Laurence’s Stepping Stones Program.
  • Has demonstrated innovation, determination and/or entrepreneurial drive to overcome business obstacles or adversity.
  • Prepared a Business Plan that shows promise, that is well researched, realistic, clearly written and include details of a market analysis, description of product/s or service/s, financial overview and proposed marketing and sales activities.

2019 Finalists

Business Excellence Category 2019

  • Coburg Dental Group
  • Diskin Life
  • Elite Print Solutions 

Most Promising New Business Category 2019

  • Biggin and Scott North 
  • Flavourhood Tours
  • Green Valley Victoria
  • The Perfect Barber Shop
  • Westgarth Pharmacy 

Stepping Stones Most Promising Graduate Finalists 2019

  • Ita Andehui Lopez Alonso – SALSITAS – Honourable Mention
  • Noor Safiqa (Lilly) Hassan – Lilly Loves Cakes
  • Maria Alejandra Valenzuela – Kelkay Jewellery

2017 Award Winners

Multicultural Impact Award

MULTICULTURAL IMPACT AWARD 2017

AFRO HUB 

Criteria considered:

Encouraging participation in the work force within the Northern Metropolitan multicultural community.

Businesses that encourage unity and social cohesion.

Businesses that contribute to a better understanding of the Northern Metropolitan regions diverse communities.

Businesses that help create positive attitudes towards multicultural communities.

Business Excellence Award

BUSINESS EXCELLENCE 2017

DOLPHIN PRODUCTS

Criteria considered:

Profitability

Innovation and/or creativity

Financial & social challenges overcome

Contribution to community

Most Promising New Business Award

MOST PROMISING NEW BUSINESS 2017

DEEP OCEAN FISH & CHIPPERY

Criteria considered:

Contribution to community

Profitability

Innovation and/or creativity

Financial & social challenges overcome

Women's Small Business Champion

WOMEN’S SMALL BUSINESS CHAMPION 2017

LIZ TRIPODI – VOCAL ART STUDIOS

Criteria considered:

  • Demonstrating innovation, determination and/or entrepreneurial drive to overcome business obstacles or adversity.
  • Mentored or inspired others to strive for success.
  • Contributed to a better understanding of the Northern Metropolitan regions diverse communities.
  • Displayed sound financial management and acumen.
  • Used their success to contribute to the community.

Stepping Stones Promising Graduate Award

STEPPING STONES MOST PROMISING GRADUATE 2017

SHARIFA ABIIKAR – SOMALI STREET FOOD CAFE

Criteria considered:

  • Applicant must be a graduate of the Brotherhood of St Laurence’s Stepping Stones Program.
  • Has demonstrated innovation, determination and/or entrepreneurial drive to overcome business obstacles or adversity.
  • Prepared a Business Plan that shows promise, that is well researched, realistic, clearly written and include details of a market analysis, description of product/s or service/s, financial overview and proposed marketing and sales activities.

Finalists

Business Excellence 2017

  • Bolton Street Deli 
  • Dewdrops Early Learning Centre
  • Merino and Jumbuck (Australia) Pty Ltd
  • Uke4Kids

Most Promising New Business 2017

  • Paleta
  • Pizzaly
  • PVBS Group – EKA
  • Seashell Events

Stepping Stones Most Promising Graduate 2017

  • Ita Andehui Lopez Alonso – SALSITAS
  • Sharifa Abiikar – Somali Street Food Cafe
  • Caty Brotan – Astra Clean
  • Yenny Sapei – Orthotic Thongs

2016 Award Winners

Business Excellence Award

BUSINESS EXCELLENCE 2016

MOTORSPORT DISTRIBUTOR GROUP

Criteria considered:

Profitability

Innovation and/or creativity

Financial & social challenges overcome

Contribution to community

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Most Promising New Business Award

MOST PROMISING NEW BUSINESS 2016

HAWKERS BEER

Criteria considered:

Contribution to community

Profitability

Innovation and/or creativity

Financial & social challenges overcome

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Multicultural Impact Award

MULTICULTURAL IMPACT AWARD 2016

STRAGANS ACCOUNTANTS AND BUSINESS ADVISORS

Criteria considered:

Encouraging participation in the work force within the Northern Metropolitan multicultural community.

Businesses that encourage unity and social cohesion.

Businesses that contribute to a better understanding of the Northern Metropolitan regions diverse communities.

Businesses that help create positive attitudes towards multicultural communities.

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2016 Finalists

Business Excellence 2016

  • Dolphin Products
  • Gourmet Lovers Pty Ltd
  • Inner Balance Health Clinics
  • Jurmaine Health
  • Stragans Accountants and Business Advisors

Most Promising New Business 2016

  • Deep Ocean Fish and Chippery
  • Iranian Australian Association Film
  • Kaindia Fijian Restaurant and Take Away
  • Mobile Dental Services
  • My Jewellery Shop Online