Young People showcased at Macedon Ranges Business Awards

Young people featured strongly at the Macedon Ranges Business Awards held on June 13th 2013 at the Kyneton Town Hall.  In its 11th year, the night highlighted business excellence in areas such as apprenticeships, customer service food and beverage, accommodation and events.

Steven Atkins won the Apprentice award which he undertakes at Macedon Ranges Electrical in Kyneton.

Young woman Paige Brocke who works at Country Cob Bakery in Woodend was the winner for Customer Service excellence.

The award night also highlighted the enormous support Macedon Ranges business provides to local young people through apprenticeships and work experience opportunities.

The evening was complemented by entertainment supplied by young blues musicians Sarah Wilkinson and Jarrod Shaw.

Steven Atkins and Don McCarthy from Macedon Ranges Electrics  Kyneton

Steven Atkins and Don McCarthy from Macedon Ranges Electrics Kyneton 2013

Central Ranges LLEN 2013 AGM

(Christine Cox Trailblazer Award Winners: John Thomas, Rowena Naufal)

The Central Ranges LLEN celebrated its 10th Annual General Meeting on the 14th of May 2013 at Kilmore Trackside racecourse.

There was an excellent attendance of members and stakeholders reviewing the achievements of the organisation over the past year.

The Central Ranges LLEN launched the Murrindindi Training Needs Analysis report will all attendees receiving a copy.

Key achievements for 2012 where the:

The Central Ranges LLEN honoured the legacy of inaugural Board and staff member Christine Cox, by re-naming its annual award to the Christine Cox Trailblazer Award.  This years recipients were:

  • Rowena Naufal – Murrindindi Training Institute Chair and former CEO of CEACA
  • John Thomas – Education and Training Manager – Kyneton Community Learning Centre

John Thomas was our guest speaker on the day, providing insight into the development of flexible learning options for disengaged young people and leading the Macedon Ranges Training Needs Analysis and Learn Local Strategic Planning project.

For more information and including the 2012 annual please go to our 2013 Annual General Meeting page.

Macedon Ranges Shire Council 2013 Business Excellence Awards


Macedon Ranges Shire Council is a partner and major sponsor of the Macedon Ranges Shire Business Excellence Awards, which forms part of an annual program of activities and initiatives to encourage business development in the Macedon Ranges.  The awards are an opportunity to celebrate and reward commitment to business excellence. Whether large, small, medium or home-based, all businesses make a contribution to the region by providing local products and services. They also provide employment opportunities, including traineeships and apprenticeships for local young people.

Categories include:

  • Business of the Year
  • Customer Service
  • Food and Beverage
  • New Business
  • Professional Service
  • Retail
  • Events and Attractions
  • Accomodation
  • Trainee/Apprentice
  • Young Business Person.

Nominations are now closed and are being judged.  A gala celebration is planned for June 5th at Kyneton Town Hall at 7pm where the awards will be presented.  The evening will include canapes and a three course meal, a guest speaker and entertainment.  The tickets are $80.  RSVP to Rayelle Morrison – Business Coordinator of the Awards.  Email: [email protected] or mobile 0432683513.  For more information go to the Macedon Ranges Business awards page on the Council website.

Mitchell Business Awards

Wednesday 12th September 6.30pm @ Kilmore Trackside

The Mitchell Business Awards were developed to help increase the profile of local businesses and since its inception participation in the program has grown significantly.

The Awards provide businesses with a range of benefits designed to add real value to their profile and potential increased custom. Specifically, through extensive promotion and publicity, the Awards enable businesses to promote their achievements to the broader community, the media, potential customers and new partners. They also help businesses develop new business relationships and reward hard working staff.

In the past, the process of entering these Awards has provided enormous benefits to entrants.

The Seymour, Wallan and Kilmore Chambers of Commerce, are delighted to continue running this important Awards program and we are proud to continue a tradition initiated by the Mitchell Shire Council.

These awards are an opportunity for all eligible businesses to celebrate their achievements and seek recognition for their valued contribution to our region.

For more information and tickets go to Mitchell Business Awards website