Special Thanks to our sponsors


Hudson Bond – Principal Sponsor

“Hudson Bond Real Estate are based in Doncaster and service the Manningham area, specialising in Residential Sales, Property Management, and Commercial Sales & Leasing.

Hudson Bond has been offering home owners looking for the highest market price a superior alternative to the auction system for over 23 years.

To discuss your property needs, please feel most welcome to contact us on 9840 7700 or sales@hudsonbond.com.au.”


Bendigo Bank – Award Sponsor

The Bendigo Community Bank® model has over 320 outlets around Australia all with a commitment to Community strengthening which have to date contributed over $130 million back to their local communities. Locally our three Community Banks at Doncaster East, Templestowe Village and Warrandyte have invested over $4 million back into the Manningham community over the past 10 years. All of this happens because people elect to bank with us! Bendigo Community Bank® is delighted to be able to provide funds in support of the Manningham Business Excellence Awards which was initiated to assist in the growth and networking of Manningham businesses. This is real example of strengthening our community.

Doncaster East
Templestowe Village
Bendigo Community Bank®
Award Sponsor

The Rotary Clubs of the City of Manningham – Award Sponsor

The Rotary Motto is “Service Above Self”. The Rotary Clubs of the City of Manningham are involved in a number of local and international projects. Rotarians are committed to ‘making a difference’ in their local communities as well as worldwide. The Rotary Clubs of the City of Manningham are proud sponsors of the Manningham Business Excellence Awards.

There are 4 Rotary Clubs in the City of Manningham:

If you would like more information on The Rotary Clubs of the City of Manningham and on how you can ‘make a differene’ in a positive way, please feel free to contact any of the Rotary Clubs in the city .

Business Benchmark Group – Award Sponsor

Our business coaches have over 40 years combined business and coaching success. We’ve helped hundreds of businesses achieve their goals. Find out how we can do the same for you. We created the Business Benchmark Group so business owners could choose from a range of programs learning styles. The owner-focussed learning environment is designed to help you identify the areas where you need to improve and equip yourself with the strategic thinking and decision making skills to achieve your goals.

Business Benchmark Group
Award Sponsor / Trade Services Award

Manningham Business Network – Award Sponsor

The Manningham Business Network is a non-partisan group established and run by and for its members, each representing a varied service within the community. We work closely with the Manningham City Council to be able to provide a network of like-minded professionals who can offer their support and experience to the business network and their associates, and promote their services in a supportive environment.


Manningham Business – Award Sponsor

Manningham Council has an Economic Development and Tourism Team to support local business, attract new business and investment to Manningham and help develop leading local businesses.

Working in partnership with relevant State, Federal and regional agencies the Economic Development and Tourism Team ensures that local businesses have access to resources, sector trends and innovative practices.

Manningham Business
Award Sponsor

Doncaster Volkswagen – Award Sponsor

Doncaster Volkswagen provides factory trained technicians so you can be assured that your car service will be carried out by a technician who knows your Volkswagen and will be using genuine parts suited to your vehicle!

Our skilled, factory trained technicians know your vehicle inside and out. Equipped with the latest software and state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, we are able to assess your vehicle with extreme accuracy.

Doncaster Volkswagen is committed to delivering services that are completed with precision to ensure that all servicing and repairs are completed to Volkswagen’s specifications, to keep your vehicle running at optimum performance.

Doncaster Volkswagon
Award Sponsor

The Challenge to Lead – Award Sponsor

The Rotary Club of Doncaster is conducting its 2018 Challenge to Lead program on 11th, 12th and 13th October, 2018. It is interactive 3 day residential LEADERSHIP program conducted by experienced professional facilitators. It involves a pre-course assessment, exposure to the necessary leadership skills and a post course assessment.

Global companies that have used the program include GE, Microsoft, FedEx, Dupont and Nestle.

Click Here to view participant testimonials.

More details about our facilitators and the Challenge to Lead program can be found at challengetolead.com.au or email admin@challengetolead.com.au.

We challenge you to take up the leadership challenge.

Costanzo Lawyers – Young Achiever Award Sponsor

Costanzo Lawyers was established in 1995 by Frank Costanzo following his years of experience in several leading commercial law firms where he practised in commercial and property law and was elevated to Senior Associate status. Our aim is to help foster and maintain solid long lasting relationships with our clients, we believe in working closely with them by paying attention to their legal needs, and by providing them with workable, realistic, advice and services that ultimately let the results of our efforts speak for themselves.

Costanzo Lawyers
Young Achiever Award Sponsor

Fruitbowl Productions – Event Sponsor

With over 23 years in event management, Fruitbowl Productions is one of Australia’s premier event management companies.
Fruitbowl Productions, Australia’s premier event management company provides complete event management for corporate events to professional conference organising, exhibition management and government major festival events management. Fruitbowl are a standout from other event management companies as we provide extensive knowledge of industry trends in areas such as; planning, entertainment, event logistics and infrastructure, technical audio visual production, risk management, occupational health and safety and overall contractor management.

Fruitbowl Productions
Event Sponsor

Leader Newspaper – Media Partner

Leader continues to be Melbourne’s largest and most influential community newspaper publisher. Delivered to over 1 million homes* and businesses, Leader remains an integral feature of suburban Melbourne providing the most comprehensive coverage of local news, real estate, sport and trades and services.


96.5 Inner Fm – Media Partner

96.5 Inner FM’s studios are located at Shop 38, Warringal Shopping Centre, on the corner of Rosanna Rd and Burgundy St in Heidelberg and our transmitter is located on the roof of the Austin Hospital boiler room. Our compact offices house two on-air studios and we operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The station has been located at Warringal Shopping Centre for most of its lifetime but started off in its infant stages at the Heidelberg Town Hall.


Enquiries & Bookings

For event bookings or general enquiries
please contact Jennifer Mills.
Phone 0401 797 253

Media & Press

For all media and press enquiries
please contact Ben Harnwell.
Phone 03 9840 9338