2013 Winners

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Innovation Award

polarisPolaris Communications Pty Ltd

Polaris Communications designs, manufactures and distributes high quality headset products. For over 32 years it has held its position as a telecommunications market leader by building a reputation for consistent high quality and constant innovation, both in product design and service delivery.

Polaris specialises in wireless headsets, corded headsets, PC headsets, acoustic protection devices for headset users and headset accessories. It is the leader in acoustic safety for headset users, and is setting the benchmark with its product range.

More information: www.polaris.com.au

Winners of the 2013 Business of the Year & Innovation Award

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New Business Award

goodcyclesGood Cycles

Good Cycles operates teams of mobile bicycle mechanics across the City of Melbourne. Its professional bike doctors service bikes and teach basic maintenance skills at offices, universities, events, public spaces and on bike paths. Our headquarters/workshop is in Docklands.

Good Cycles are a non-profit social enterprise, providing ongoing work opportunities and direct support for people experiencing long-term unemployment and disadvantage.

More information: www.goodcycles.org


International Award

eurekaEureka Skydeck 88

Eureka Skydeck is the highest public vantage point in the Southern Hemisphere offering unparalleled 360-degree panoramic views of Melbourne and surrounds.

Located on leveI 88 of the Eureka Tower, it was designed to be a holistic observation deck experience to showcase the City of Melbourne. It also boasts the world’s only ‘Edge Experience’ – a glass cube projecting three metres out of the building.

Since opening in May 2007, Eureka Skydeck has welcomed millions of visitors from domestic and international markets and has achieved significant worldwide media exposure.

More information: www.eurekaskydeck.com.au


Social Enterprise Award

streatSTREAT

STREAT is a social enterprise that provides homeless youth with the life-skills, work experience and training they require to start a career in the hospitality industry. STREAT cafes, coffee and food businesses provide the venues (and most of the funds) needed to train and support these disadvantaged young people.

STREAT delivers tailored programs for young people aged 16-25 years that help develop their self-confidence and personal stability by providing mentored work experience and complex social support – and thus open pathways to employment and further education.

More information: www.streat.com.au


Sustainability Award

mesaverdeMesa Verde incorporating Wormlovers

Mesa Verde is a Mexican-inspired restaurant bar, located on level 6 of Curtin House. A unique component of the business is a thriving rooftop food garden that supplies the kitchen with key fresh produce including hard to source native Mexican ingredients.

In addition, a flourishing worm farm has also been established on level 6 to create an almost self-sustaining, waste-free ecosystem, which is well on its way to being achieved for Mesa Verde. The fertiliser produced by the worms provides the foundations for the rooftop food garden.

More information: www.mesaverde.com.au


2013 Business of the Year

polarisPolaris Communications Pty Ltd

Polaris Communications designs, manufactures and distributes high quality headset products. It is a telecommunications market leader that has a reputation for consistent high quality and constant innovation, both in product design and service delivery.

Polaris is the leader in Acoustic Safety for Headset Users. The company has invested heavily in research and development to create the ultimate benchmark for acoustically safe headset products – the Soundshield Wireless Headset and Soundshield 4G Acoustic Safety Device  (both designed for contact centre use), as well as the HD Wireless Headset, the world’s best wireless headset developed for the office.

More information: www.polaris.com.au