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The Mount Alexander Business Awards showcase and encourage business excellence within the shire.

Mount Alexander Business Awards

The Mount Alexander Business Awards run every two years to publicly acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of our local businesses.

Congratulations to business award winners

Ten local businesses have been recognised for excellence in their field at a gala event to announce winners of the 2019 Mount Alexander Business Awards on Thursday night.

The independent judging panel had the difficult task of selecting winners from 23 high quality finalists. Congratulations to all the Mount Alexander Business Award winners:

Business of the Year – Mt Alexander Timber & Hardware
Agribusiness Award – Gung Hoe Growers
Professional Services Award – Grainger Legal
Micro Business Award – Jac the Hitcher
Manufacturing, Construction and Trade Award – Edifice Construction
Health and Wellbeing Award – Pearl Skin & Beauty
Creative Industries Award – Storyland Creative
Tourism and Events Award – Tread Harcourt
Retail and Hospitality Award – Mt Alexander Timber & Hardware
Accessibility – ASQ Skydancers


Mt Alexander Timber & Hardware took away the coveted Business of the Year Award and $2,000 prize money and $2,000 prize money, and ASQ Skydancers won a special award recognising best practice in accessibility.

Mt Alexander Timber & Hardware impressed the judges with their range of products, commitment to customer service and competitive prices which have earned them a strong local following.

The judges were impressed with the team’s business planning, thoughtful and methodical execution, and exemplary levels of practical support for the community.

Mayor of Mount Alexander Shire Christine Henderson congratulated all nominees, finalists and winners of the business awards,
“We were impressed by the diversity of businesses that entered the awards and the level of expertise here in Mount Alexander Shire. Running a business is not a 9 to 5 job and can be all consuming so it was amazing to see 69 businesses enter the awards this year.

Award finalists

Mount Alexander Shire Council and program partners are pleased to announce the finalists for the Mount Alexander Business Awards.

An independent judging panel has selected 23 finalists from more than 69 entries, following 339 nominations from the community.

Congratulations go to the finalists across eight award categories.

Manufacturing, Construction and Trade - Edifice Constructions, Fred's Tiny Houses and Oakwood Smallgoods
Agribusiness - Gung Hoe Growers and Pryor's Paddock
Retail and Hospitality - Maldon Getaways, Mt Alexander Timber & Hardware and The Little Red Apple
Tourism and Events - Konjo Mama, Theatre Royal Castlemaine and Tread Harcourt
Micro Business - Jac the Hitcher, Mother Lover and The Good Life Careers
Professional Services - Grainger Legal, Smith & Maltby Accountants and We Push Buttons
Creative Industries - Cascade Art, Jac the Hitcher and Storyland Creative
Health and Wellbeing - Over the Moon Dance Studio, Pearl Skin & Beauty and Real Strength

In addition to running a successful business, the judges were impressed by the finalists’ entrepreneurial spirit, innovation and contribution to community.

“I found each business unique and inspiring in its own way. It was a privilege to be part of the judging, and on their journey for a snapshot in time,” said Rebecca Pedretti, Coordinator Economic Development, Hepburn Shire Council.

Our partners

The Mount Alexander Business Awards are run by Mount Alexander Shire Council in partnership with The Midland Express/Castlemaine Mail and are proudly supported by Business Mount Alexander, Good Earth Garden Supplies, Maldon Inc., Maldon & District Community Bank® , Small Business Victoria and Workspace Australia.

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