2019 Federation Business School Gippsland Business Awards Winners

Congratulations to the following winners for 2019:

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Tinamba Hotel wins top honour at Federation Business Awards

The iconic Tinamba Hotel received the top honour at the annual Federation Business School Gippsland Business Awards on Friday night, being named Gippsland Business of the Year.

Accommodation – Mercure Hotel, Warragul

Impeccable attention to detail and a focus on meeting customer needs has enabled this business to differentiate and generate success in a highly competitive operating environment.

Beauty and Personal Care – Gippsland Cosmetic Laser Clinic, Warragul

Strong focus on providing ethical treatment to clients. Good vision and goals.

Business and Professional Services – Methmac Communications trading as Leah Mether, Willow Grove

A growth story reflecting determination, diversification and willingness to take risks. Only business in Gippsland that offers soft skills and communications training.

Food Wine Producers – Harman Wine, Wattle Bank

Clearly defined future goals and business objectives, consistent revaluation of business activities has provided opportunities to streamline operations, improve efficiencies and deliver ongoing benefits.

Health and Well Being – East Gippsland Osteopathic Clinic, Sale

A well-developed business plan with clear vision and goals, underpins structured growth that has been built on the back of a comprehensive client support model, focused on personalised service delivery.

Hospitality – Tinamba Hotel, Tinamba

Business has stayed true to its ethos of service excellence and has done so for 10 years.

Manufacturing / Export – Shadeworks, Bairnsdale

Clear demonstration of innovative and diverse solutions being used to meet a diverse range of customer needs.

Mechanical Trades and Construction – Habitat Creations, Moe

An environmental leader that has adopted technology to improve business process and enable delivery across differing corporate requirements.

New Business – Little Bumble Reusable Food Wraps, Warragul

A business making its mark with future growth plans for export, based on environmental and scientific strategies.

Retail – Dalyston General Store, Dalyston

A business that has reinvented itself through improved branding and positioning.

Tourism Activities and Attractions – Phillip Island Helicopters, Phillip Island

A small team making a big impact on the tourism scene in South Gippsland.

Hall of Fame – Kennedy’s Trailers

Kennedy’s Trailers from Bairnsdale joined an impressive list of Gippsland businesses to be inducted into the GBA Hall of Fame.

Ms Bond said the business was started 30 years ago by “one man with a ute, a welder, a grinder and a gas set” and was now a company with 60 employees helping customers not only in Australia but in Europe to find solutions to their industry challenges.