Businesses vie for awards

Nominees for this year's Casey Cardinia Business Awards celebrate at Bunjil Place. Picture: GARY SISSONS 196164

Twenty-four local businesses are in the running to take out a 2019 Casey Cardinia Business Award (CCBA), with the finalists announced for the region’s flagship awards program.

The CCBA are a partnership between the City of Casey and Cardinia Shire, held each year to recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements and contribution of businesses and organisations across the region.

A special function was held on Wednesday 14 August at Bunjil Place to announce the finalists across the 10 award categories, with all finalists also now in the running for the coveted Casey Cardinia Business of the Year award.

City of Casey Mayor Cr Amanda Stapledon congratulated all businesses that were announced as finalists and wished them luck for the awards, with the winners to be revealed at a Gala Dinner on Friday 18 October at the Cranbourne Racing Centre.

“The Casey Cardinia Business Awards are one of the great examples of how we’re supporting our business community through our regional partnership with Cardinia,” Cr Stapledon said.

“They are a wonderful way to acknowledge the many exceptional businesses operating across the region and are a celebration of the success and innovation of our local businesses.

“It’s great to be able to give recognition to those who are excelling in their fields, but also give businesses the opportunity to come together to learn from the experiences of one another and celebrate each other’s successes.”

Cardinia Shire Mayor Cr Graeme Moore said as always, the judges had a tough task in selecting the finalists.

“This year a total of 91 applications were received from across the region, including many businesses connecting with the program for the first time which is always great to see,” he said.

“The judging process was extremely difficult due to the exceptionally high standard of entrants, highlighting the high calibre, diversity and success that exists across our regional business community.

“Congratulations to this year’s finalists. We’re thrilled to be able to shine a light and celebrate the many exceptional businesses in our region through this program each year.”

The 2019 Casey Cardinia Business Awards finalists are:

Business and Professional Services

• Successful Endeavours

• Ki Creative

• Nobelius Land Surveyors

Health, Education and Well-being

• HealthMint

• Beaconsfield Dental

• GLOW Clinic

Home-based Business

• Tour Local

• Panku

• The Auslan Company


• Atura Dandenong

• Latte Cartelle Coffee Drive Thru

• Chelles Soulfoods


• Successful Endeavours

• Butt Naked Body

New Business

• GLOW Clinic

• Your Body Hub

• Ki Creative


• New York Barbers

• Bakers Delight Casey Central

• Latte Cartelle Coffee Drive Thru

Social Enterprise

• Waverley Industries

• Blairlogie Living & Learning Inc.

• Casey Basketball Association

Tourism and Travel

• Gumbuya World

• Atura Dandenong

• Safir Tours

Trades and Construction

• Spencer Group Engineering

• Elite Building Services (Vic)

• Insight Construction Group

For more information and to purchase tickets to the Gala Dinner when they become available visit

This year’s Casey Cardinia Business Awards are proudly supported by major sponsors Pitcher Partners, Federation University, Zeemo, Bendigo Bank – Community Bank branches, Melbourne Football Club, media partner Star News Group and radio partner 89.9 Light FM.