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Monash Business Award Categories 2016/17

Micro Business employing
up to five people

Category open to businesses that:

  • Operate in any industry including trades, health services and retail
  • Are a sole trader, home-based, public or private organisation
  • Demonstrate leadership, business success and sustainability and have a positive impact on the community
  • Are located in the City of Monash

Small Business employing between 6 and 20 people

Category open to businesses that:

  • Operate in any industry including trades, health services and retail
  • Are a public or private organisation or home based
  • Demonstrate leadership, business success and sustainability and have positive impact on the community
  • Are located in the City of Monash

Medium and Large Business employing more than 20 people

Category open to businesses that:

  • Operate in any industry including trades, health services and retail
  • Are a public or private organisation
  • Demonstrate leadership, business success and sustainability and have a positive impact on the community
  • Can substantiate an established history of growth and diversity of products and/or services
  • Provide and encourage employment opportunities for local residents
  • Enhance the local community and support local activities including schools/universities/community groups
  • Are located in the City of Monash

Franchise

Category open to businesses that:

  • Are located in the City of Monash even if the head office is located elsewhere
  • Have entered into a continuing contractual relationship as a franchisee operating under the franchisor’s trade name and within the franchisor guidelines
  • Can substantiate an established history of growth and diversity of product and/or services
  • Provide and encourage employment opportunities for local residents
  • Enhance the local community and support local activities including schools/universities/community groups
  • Demonstrate leadership, business success and sustainability and have a positive impact on the community
  • Exemplifies the franchisee/franchisor partnership

Hospitality

Category open to businesses that:

  • Are cafes, restaurants, take-aways, caterers, bars and hotels located within the City of Monash
  • Consistently exceed expectations by providing quality services and experiences
  • Have a clear point of difference from competitors
  • Have policies and programs that demonstrate social responsibility
  • Can demonstrate training and opportunities that focus on staff retention and excellence in the hospitality field
  • Enhance the vibrancy of an Activity Centre or Shopping Strip

Corporate social responsibility

Category open to businesses that:

  • Are located in the City of Monash
  • Have developed strong partnerships between industry and community organisations
  • Have identified and/or provided job and training opportunities for the socially disadvantaged
  • Invest in and support local charities and community based not-for-profit organisations
  • Provide products or services to enhance wellbeing of community
  • Strives to reduce their impact on the environment

Innovation

Category open to businesses that:

  • Have created, nurtured and developed new, differentiated products or services
  • Have contributed to the invention, design, production, performance, marketing and distribution of their product or service
  • Have a willingness to develop, organise and manage a business venture along with any of its risks in order to make a profit
  • Are located within the City of Monash

Not for profit

Category open to businesses that:

  • Have made significant contribution to the community through volunteering, financial support, pro-bono assistance or mentoring. Business and support
  • Must be located in the City of Monash.
  • Have developed strong partnerships with industry
  • Have identified and/or provided job and training opportunities for the socially disadvantaged
  • Provide services to enhance the wellbeing of the local community
  • Demonstrate ongoing financial sustainability
  • Dedicated community service organisations are considered under this category. Also schools, training organisations and sporting clubs.

Business of the Year

Category open to businesses that:

  • Chosen by the MBA Committee from each year’s Award category winners, and awarded to the business that best demonstrates outstanding leadership and has contributed the greatest value to the Monash community. All Award category winners are eligible for the Business of the Year Award. No additional entry material is required.