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