Sponsors of the 2014 CitiPower Port Phillip Business Awards

The 2014 CitiPower Port Phillip Business Excellence Awards would have been possible without the generous support of our valued partners and sponsors. Please read below how they may assist in helping to grow your business.

CITIPOWER

CitiPower is pleased to be the Major Partner of the 2014 CitiPower Port Phillip Business Excellence Awards.

As the area’s local electricity distributor, CitiPower is committed to actively support the communities we serve. Spreading business skills and knowledge is one of the keys to economic prosperity in any community. Business Award programs are one of the best ways to discover local business success stories, share business know-how and energise the local community. That’s why we have joined with the City of Port Phillip to encourage business excellence in the area.

These awards will showcase successful businesses in the City of Port Phillip and provide local businesses with valuable high standards by which to assess themselves. Congratulations to everyone involved in this year’s business awards – whether you’re an organiser, entrant, supporter or sponsor.

Let’s all celebrate and make the most of the opportunities they offer. We look forward to hearing your stories.

www.citipower.com.au.

CITY OF PORT PHILLIP

There is no doubt that the City of Port Phillip is a great place to live, work and play. A major influence supporting this statement is the diversity and quality of local businesses.

Council see the CitiPower Port Phillip Business Excellence awards as an excellent vehicle for local businesses to enhance their potential for growth and development. Council’s role is as an enabler of better business and to facilitate and influence so that local businesses are supported to grow and prosper. This is achieved through working with businesses and business groups and promoting innovative ways of doing business. Council is committed to conducting activities, programs and campaigns to stimulate economic growth.

Together with our key partners and sponsors the City of Port Phillip is proud to provide businesses the opportunity to showcase what they do best to the local and wider community and give recognition to those that Excel.

www.portphillip.vic.gov.au

THE WEEKLY REVIEW BAYSIDE & PORT PHILLIP

The Weekly Review Bayside & Port Phillip is a premium lifestyle & property magazine that covers the news, personalities, culture, entertainment & fashion that’s important to the people in Bayside & Port Phillip.

The Weekly Review Bayside & Port Phillip is a free publication delivered to homes and businesses in Melbourne’s Bayside & Port Phillip suburbs. TWR features all the local Bayside & Port Phillip news & views as well as opinion pieces, in-depth articles and interviews by some of Melbourne’s finest journalists including Virginia Trioli, Andrew McUtchen and Peter Wilmoth.

On top of the impressive editorial, we showcase the best property from some of Melbourne’s most prestigious and largest real-estate agents.

The Weekly Review Bayside & Port Phillip has a big impact on the Bayside & Port Phillip community each week.

www.theweeklyreview.com.au

KOSDOWN PRINTING

Proud winner of the 2008 CitiPower Port Phillip Business Excellence Award for Environmental Sustainability, Kosdown Printing was the Australian FSC Print Services Award winner in 2013. A signatory of CitySwitch and a silver Wastewise member we take sustainability seriously.

At Kosdown we produce commercial offset printing including stationery, flyers, magazines and posters, large-format digital including signage, point-of-sale, corflutes and banners and short run print-on-demand in addition to online ordering and inventory management as well as warehousing and pick and pack services.

Family owned and operated, after 32 years in business Kosdown Printing has a lot of experience putting ink on paper. Quality, reliability, care and customer service have always, and will always, be the central values of our business.

At Kosdown Printing we really do think in ink.

www.kosdown.com.au

COLLIER CREATIVE

Collier Creative are a creative agency helping business, government and not for profits communicate to customers, staff and stakeholders.

Service is a key to our success and our customers respect us because we deliver our services on time.

Our creative team is big enough to manage your most challenging design tasks and small enough to give your projects our full attention. We specialise in brand design, print design, web design and email marketing.

www.colliercreative.com.au

NATIONAL PROTECTIVE SERVICES

A business within the City of Port Phillip, National Protective Services have experienced the benefits and facilities the council offers to encourage and assist local entrepreneurs take the next steps in their success story. In sponsoring these awards we hope to showcase great tales of enterprise, innovation and determination that are highly evident in our local area.

A former finalist in the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, National Protective Services CEO Rachaell Saunders has a personal interest in the awards, acknowledging the importance in recognising individuals’ creativity and innovation in their pursuit to fulfill their desire to operate a successful business.

The leading security company has also been working in partnership with the City of Port Phillip for almost 23 years, a testament to our commitment to creating longstanding relationships. Rachaell and her professional team provide the City with security services including guards, patrols and additional manpower resources, alarm systems, monitoring and maintenance, and secured transport services.

www.nationalprotectiveservices.com.au

BENDIGO BANK

Elwood Community Bank®Branch of Bendigo Bank and South Melbourne Bendigo Bank Branch are delighted to have partnered with the City of Port Phillip for the 2014 CitiPower Port Phillip Business Excellence Awards.

Bendigo Bank Regional Manager, Michelle McDonald, said both organisations are committed to building strong and independent communities. Both Branches have a long history of supporting local communities through a range of community engagement activities– to achieve a common objective or outcome,” she said. “By partnering with local councils and helping each other succeed we are planting the seeds of our future success, and that of the communities we live in.”

There are currently more than 300 Community Bank® branches across Australia that have returned more than $100 million to support local communities.

At both our South Melbourne & Elwood branches we offer a full range of competitive products and services for businesses, organisations, clubs and for personal use with the focus on providing professional, friendly and efficient customer service.

And just by banking with us the profits are returned to benefit our local communities.

www.bendigobank.com.au

THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE DEVELOPMENT, BUSINESS AND INNOVATION

The Victorian Government is committed to supporting small business. The Department of State Development, Business and Innovation, through Small Business Victoria provide many practical ways to assist with starting a new endeavour, through to planning and growing an enterprise.

Small Business Victoria runs low-cost workshops, seminars and mentoring programs across the State to help people ‘lock in’ best practice. Popular topics include: starting a business, marketing, financial management, networking and much more.

Small Business Victoria also has a wide range of tools and services online to assist businesses with relevant information, such as finding licences, finding an adviser and up-to-date information on grants programs.

Touring Victoria is the Mobile Business Centre. It offers free business mentoring sessions as well as advice on how to access small business information from Government agencies. Each August, Victoria’s Small Business Festival champions the cause of small business with hundreds of events around the State.

www.business.vic.gov.au

BEACHCOMBER CAFE

Located at the St Kilda Sea Baths, Beachcomber goes beyond expectations of a casual cafe experience. Spectacular beach side views, a sprawling outdoor dining area and a gourmet menu mean this restaurant showcases St Kilda's food culture at its best.

Delicious meals are served with a touch of the Mediterranean and set in the perfect location with its uninterrupted view of Port Phillip Bay. In addition, Beachcomber Cafe is open from morning until late in the evening, and is perfect for a morning pit stop, a lazy afternoon or to watch the sun set over the water.

Open 7 days, 7am to late evening.

www.beachcombercafe.com.au

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