Local Businesses Shine at Excellence in Business Awards 2023

Dec 1 / Michael Schubert
JaDs Hairdressers scoops Business of the Year!
Business Victor Harbor (BVH) is delighted to announce the winners of the 2023 Excellence in Business Awards. The awards ceremony, sponsored by Fleurieu Community Bendigo Bank, was held at the Victor Harbor Convention Centre on Friday evening (1st December). The highly anticipated ‘black tie’ event was attended by the most outstanding local businesses from Victor Harbor and the surrounding regions.

The evening was a celebration of local business excellence, showcasing the best of the best. Lucy Langdon from 4Life Constructions was honoured with the Employee of the Year award while Karl Renn from White Lightning Electrical won the coveted Trainee/Apprentice of the Year award.

In the category of Service Industries (including Tourism), Chop It Axe Throwing emerged as the winner. 4Life Constructions also bagged the Trades Business award. The Professional, Financial and Marketing Services category saw joint winners Elders Victor Harbor and Calder Wealth Management.

Egritech Pty Ltd scooped the Agricultural and Primary Industries award, while FAFM First aid and workplace training took home the Education, Employment and Training award. See Optometry was recognised in the Health, Care and Social Assistance category.

ShedEx Fleurieu earned the Workplace Wellbeing award and Egritech Pty Ltd won the Inclusivity award. Stacked Signs was named as the New Business winner. The inaugural Greater Fleurieu Region Excellence in Business Award, or the Regional Collaborative award, was awarded to Fleurieu Sun. jaDs Hairdressers were the winners in both Sustainable Business and Business of the Year categories.

The full list of winners and finalists demonstrates the broad range of talent and innovation present in our local business community. BVH warmly congratulates all winners and finalists for their dedication, resilience and exceptional contributions to Victor Harbor’s vibrant business landscape.

In response to the announcement of the finalists and winners, BVH Executive Officer Colin Shearing said, “We are incredibly proud of all our winners and finalists. Their innovation, resilience, and dedication to excellence are truly commendable. These awards are a reflection of their hard work and commitment to the business community.”

Shearing further commented, “Our local businesses continue to demonstrate exceptional adaptability and innovation, especially in these challenging times. Their contributions not only drive our local economy but also make Victor Harbor a vibrant place to live and work.”

Shearing concluded, “On behalf of BVH, I would like to extend my heartfelt congratulations to all the winners and finalists. I also want to express our gratitude to Fleurieu Community Bendigo Bank for their generous sponsorship and ongoing support.”

All winners and finalists list:
Service Industries Award. Presented by Sealink. 

Winner: Chop It Axe Throwing 

Finalists: Old Coach Road Estate; Mums Beard Café; 90.1 HAPPY FM; 4Life Constructions 

Trades Business Award. Presented by Quality College of Australia. 

Winner: 4Life Constructions 

Finalists: Southern Moto; BCS Electrical; South Coast Constructions Pty Ltd 

Professional, Financial & Marketing Services Award. Presented by Donlan Lawyers. 

Joint winners: Elders Victor Harbor; Calder Wealth Management  

Finalists: Nankivell Conveyancing; Fleurieu Sun 

Agricultural and Primary Industries Award. Presented by MGA Insurance. 

Winner: Egritech Pty Ltd 

Finalists: Indulgent Meats 

Education, Employment and Training Award. Presented by Workforce Australia. 

Winner: FAFM First aid and workplace training 

Finalists: Mobo Group; Egritech Pty Ltd 

Health, Childcare & Social Assistance Award. Presented by Victor Harbor Private Hospital. 

Winner: See Optometry 

Finalists: Specsavers Victor Harbor; ResiDental Solutions; Recreation & Active Disability Support 

Workplace Wellbeing Award. Presented by GenU Training. 

Winner: ShedEx Fleurieu 

Finalists: BCS Electrical 

Inclusivity Award. Presented by City of Victor Harbor. 

Winner: Egritech Pty Ltd 

Finalists: none  

New Business Award. Presented by Business SA. 

Winner: Stacked Signs 

Finalists: Venture Victor; Harbor Book Nook; Fleurieu Sun; Fleurieu App 

Regional Collaborative Award (‘Inaugural’ Greater Fleurieu Region Excellence in Business Award). Presented by McCracken Country Club. 

Winner: Fleurieu Sun 

Finalists: Egritech Pty Ltd; Harbor Book Nook; Fleurieu App 

Sustainable Business Award. Presented by Green Industries SA. 

Winner: jaDs Hairdressers 

Finalists: Port Willunga Fine Foods; Raw Bulk Wholefoods 

Employee of the Year. Presented by Hotel Elliot. 

Winner: Lucy Langdon (4Life Constructions) 

Finalists: Leanne Keach (Elders Victor Harbor); Jan Acheson (See Optometry) 

Trainee/Apprentice of the Year. Presented by MEGT. 

Winner: Karl Renn (White Lighting Electrical)  

Finalists: Mark Pisasale (BCS Electrical); Emily Jane Creecy (Specsavers Victor Harbor) 

Business of the Year  

Winner: jaDs Hairdressers 
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