The Mount Alexander Business Awards really helped Storyland to get to the next stages of development faster. We finalised our branding and signage, dug deeper into our business plan and better articulated our point of difference and what made our creative services vital to this region.

The awards ceremony was a fantastic night for us to celebrate our team and achievements but also a great opportunity for us to connect with others in the business community, to understand what drives them and who they were behind the logos and shop fronts.

Storyland highly recommends any business who wants to define their purpose and strategy, to expand their reach and connect with the local business community, to consider entering the awards.

Lisa Mills, Storyland Creative – winners of Creative Industries Business Award
Mount Alexander Business Awards 2019

Being nominated was a big enough compliment from our community for the Mount Alexander Business Awards in 2019.  We are often in our own little farming bubble in Harcourt on Dja Dja Wurrung country and not sure a lot of the time how our community responds to us! We know they support us as growers, but when some people went over the line to nominate us, we were stoked. It felt great to be recognised by the greater business community in which we operate. Winning our category was definitely unexpected and so too was the flush of pride for all our hard work being recognised. It’s not often that businesses or people who operate slightly askew of the main system get recognised, and so for us it gave us somewhat a sense of validity we hadn’t had before.

So thanks community and council for recognising what we do as important and worth recognising. Means heaps!

Mel & Sas, Gung Hoe Growers – winners of Agribusiness Awards
Mount Alexander Business Awards 2019

It was great to be recognised by the Mount Alexander Business Awards in 2017.  Winning the micro business award was such a fantastic achievement, it was a privilege to be recognised by community and it gained me more business from the town who have continued to support a young girl living her dream of working with dogs! As a small business owner it is hard to find the time to work on the business, but with the help of mentoring I have developed a business plan and measure my progress regularly with my business mentor/advisor. My job is not just a job, it’s my passion and my love. There’s no greater joy that pulling up to a customer’s house and their dogs greet me and are excited to see me, that’s why I do what I do!

Tori Smith, Tori’s Pooch Parlour – winner of Micro Business Award
Mount Alexander Business Awards 2017

It was great to be recognised by the Mount Alexander Business Awards as we had put a lot of hard work into the Theatre Royal since we took over only five months prior.  Being part of the awards allowed us to refine our business plan which was important so we now have a clear plan for the future.

Felicity Cripps, Theatre Royal – winner of Creative and Cultural Award
Mount Alexander Business Awards 2017

We were thrilled to be recognised as business of the year by the Mount Alexander Business Awards.  We took a great deal of pride not only in winning but found it was also a great opportunity to reflect on our business.  Applying for the award gave us the opportunity to review and focus on what we do and how we do it.  The awards gave us great feedback on how we were performing as a business.

The awards also create an opportunity to recognise how businesses in our region are collectively providing a great network for services, trades and employment opportunities for the Mount Alexander Shire.  We would thoroughly recommend taking part in the process, regardless of what stage your business is at.

Julie Roberts, Kowelec – winner of Business of the Year & Manufacturing, Construction and Trade Award
Mount Alexander Business Awards 2017