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The Story so Far

In 1994, ten business owners sat around a table discussing the role of business in the greater Monash community.
They spoke of the success stories and the hard work they saw each day. They spoke of the passion in the actions of business owners they admired. They spoke of those excellent businesses that were creating jobs and creating opportunities for so many. They discussed those businesses delivering excellent products and services to those around them and in many cases, being a positive catalyst for change in Monash associations, sporting arenas and charities.
Those ten business owners formed a committee of peers and they created a forum to recognise excellence in their business community. They created the Monash Business Awards (MBA).
Now, with over 18,000 businesses operating within Monash, the Monash Business Awards have become the centre piece for business excellence in our community. The heart of the MBA continues in it’s committee today, and while many of the faces have changed, the enthusiasm abounds as they work together to shine a light on business accomplishment and success.
Whether you are based at home, manage a large national head office, a retail outlet or a manufacturing organisation there is a place for you at the Monash Business Awards. A place for you to be recognised for your excellent work and achievement. A place for you to find community and friendships. A place for you to contribute and perhaps learn something new.
The Monash Business Awards revolves around it’s key events calendar, culminating in the annual Awards Gala Dinner. As well as additional networking functions, support programmes and social events, the MBA committee would love you to join our community. Get involved, come to an event, nominate a colleague or even yourself.
We invite you to join us as we recognise excellence in business. We invite you to become part of the Monash Business Awards Community.

Purpose and Vision

The Monash Business Awards have successfully recognised excellent businesses in the area since 1994. With a Committee of local business representatives behind the initiative there is a high level of understanding of what makes a business exceptional.

The Monash Business Awards offer you and your business the opportunity to profile your achievements to the local community and far reaching audiences. Completing the application form will give you the opportunity to reflect on your achievements and the entry process can help with planning for a positive future.

2016 introduces new categories for businesses to apply for. This is to ensure that every business has an opportunity to be nominated and judged against like minded or similar businesses.

Each year the Monash Business Awards host five lunches at which successful nominees are asked to present their business and highlight why they should be crowned Monash Business of the Year at the gala event in July. These events provide an excellent opportunity to network and meet other businesses.

Monash has over 18,000 businesses with their own unique products and services. Whether you are home based, a large national head office, a retail outlet or a manufacturing organising entering provides an opportunity to:

  • Showcase your business
  • Focus on your business and its core strengths
  • Reflect on past and current business practices
  • Benchmark progress and achievements against competitors
  • Generate positive publicity and demonstrate professional integrity
  • Network with other business leaders, the community and other stakeholders
  • Receive acknowledgement of your business’s contribution to the local economy and community
  • Reward and acknowledge the contribution made by employees in growing and developing your business
  • Engender pride in your business
  • Celebrate your achievements