Melbourne’s Premier Business Awards Program


The Business 3000+ Awards is Melbourne’s premier Awards Program for small business. Since 2004, the Business 3000+ Awards have been recognising and celebrating the endeavours and achievements of independent businesses located within the City of Melbourne that contribute to the commercial success and unique, vibrant fabric of the City.

The 2016 B3000+ Awards were launched at The Cluster on 5th October and it was exciting to see many small business operators across various industries in attendance. Darren Holland, founder of Scuba for Change and recipient of last years Social Enterprise Awards shared his insights with the audience as to what the awards have meant to their organisation.

Overwhelmingly, the recipients of the B3000+ Awards agree that winning an award gives the business a boost in confidence, recognises and validates the hard work of the businesses employees and increases a businesses ability to attract and retain the right staff.  The publicity of winning an award throws the business into the spotlight unlocking exciting new opportunities and endless possibilities.

Randy Gadient of FG Advisory (New Business Award and Overall Business of the Year Award 2016) left us with this parting words

“I know that it’s so easy to delay things – to say, “Maybe we’ll apply next year.”  Don’t wait.  Don’t give yourself an excuse.  Be proactive.  Apply and see what happens.  It can only help your business!”

The 2016 Business 3000+ Awards Program is proudly partnered by City of Melbourne,  Department of Economic Development with category sponsors Servcorp and Starez and The Cluster. We would like to thank all partners for their ongoing support, encouragement and generous prize donations to all of the winners.



Congratulations to the 2015 Business 3000+ Award Winners:

  • 2015 Alan Knipe Starnet Innovation Award:  KISA Pty Ltd
  • 2015 Servcorp New Business Award:  FG Advisory
  • 2015 Small Business Victoria Sustainability Award:   AquaTrophic
  • 2015 International Award:  Pongolabs
  • 2015 Social Enterprise Award:  Scuba for Change
  • 2015 Business of the Year Award:  FG Advisory