Winners of Manningham Business Excellence Awards

The winners of the Manningham Business Excellence Awards are:-

Sponsored by Business Benchmark Group

Highly Commended – Generations Dental

Generations Dental is committed to providing the best dental care to their patients and are actively involved within the local community. Their vision is to be recognised as the leading dental practice of choice in Manningham, and be an environmentally conscious organisation, seeking opportunities to reduce, reuse and recycle wherever possible.

Business Excellence Award – Park Orchards Community House

The Park Orchards Community House and Learning Centre is a not-for-profit organisation that provides a comprehensive program of quality community engagement services and activities for people of all ages in our local community. During 2017/2018 more than 380 people per week visited them.

They offer vocational education and training, community courses, community activity groups, childcare and volunteering opportunities.

With funding and grants sourced from State and Local Governments and fee-for-service revenue they deliver their programs. They provide an inclusive program in a friendly and welcoming manner that meets and responds to the needs of our community.

Sponsored by The Challenge to Lead

Highly Commended – Quest Doncaster

Quest Doncaster consists of 36 serviced apartments strategically located on Doncaster Road. They also house two conference rooms. The apartments all featuring a kitchenette, with a beautiful garden setting in a quiet and peaceful location.

Business Excellence Award – Doncare

Doncare is a not-for-profit community service organisation that has operated in the Manningham community since 1969. Doncare provides personalised support services including counselling, family services, social support, child mental health assistance, domestic violence support, crisis management and volunteering programs. Doncare helps families, the aged, youth, women and people who are disadvantaged or in crisis.

Doncare has based its organisational framework on volunteerism for many years. A small team of paid staff train over 500 volunteers to provide direct services to clients, making Doncare Manningham’s largest employer of volunteers.

Sponsored by Manningham Business Network

Highly Commended – Indulgence Medi Spa

Indulgence Medi Spa specialise in age prevention and age reversal for men and women with a team of highly trained skin therapists.

They are also heavily involved in supporting our local community.

Business Excellence Award – Altair Restaurant

Altair Restaurant is a 48 seat contemporary fine dining restaurant in Warrandyte with a strong emphasis on native Australian ingredients.

They provide city style dining in a stylish and relaxed atmosphere.

Employing local staff, they have five full time and nine casual employees. The concept involves creating a dining experience, a journey in which customers experience flavours, textures and wines that excite with service that is second to none.

By using native Australian ingredients, an area that chef Kelvin and the entire team are extremely passionate about, provides an exciting and bold flavour combination for guests to explore.

Sponsored by Manningham Business

Highly Commended – Retreat Hair

Retreat Hair is a boutique hair salon based in Doncaster East that provides personalised hair styling services for professional working women. With over 25 years of hair styling experience combined with the latest knowledge on hair trends they offer a premium and relaxing environment.

Business Excellence Award – Comfort Feet Podiatry Group

Comfort Feet Podiatry Group specialises in the diagnosis, medical and surgical treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle and lower extremity.

The team of podiatrists and pedorthists are passionate about helping clients achieve the best possible outcomes for their foot health. Like wheels to a car, our feet are our only contact to the ground and at Comfort Feet they want to look after them.

With experience in all fields of podiatry their team members have solutions for healthy feet.

Sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Manningham

Highly Commended – Templestowe Dental Group

Templestowe Dental Group offer a full range of dental services to help maintain and improve your oral health. They aim to make your experience at the dentist an inspiring one providing you and your family the very best of dental care.

Business Excellence Award – BTYC Gymnastics

BTYC has established itself as one of Melbourne’s leading clubs with a rich 55+ year history.

On offer are 11 different programs including men’s artistic gymnastics, Women’s artistic gymnastics, trampolining, tumbling, gymstar, recreational programs, school program, cheerleading, kindergym, adult, teenage and all abilities classes. They support gymnasts from 18 months through to the senior age bracket.

In 2017, BTYC’s school program catered for over 11,000 school students.

BTYCs goal is ‘A strong community in which people are active, involved and healthy and feel that they are cared for and belong’.

Sponsored by Bendigo Bank

(Branches, Doncaster East, Templestowe Village and Warrandyte)

Highly Commended – Fernwood Bulleen

Fernwood Bulleen is a full-service, female-only health club, operating in Manningham for 15 years. They support their members to develop their health, fitness and confidence and feel empowered to achieve their goals in all areas of their lives, not only in the gym.

Business Excellence Award – Philip Webb Real Estate

Philip Webb Real Estate’s vision is that through their innovative marketing, professionalism and highly trained staff, they will consistently achieve the best results for their clients. They will take the time to listen and provide an individually tailored service. Their consistent communication at every stage will assure their clients that they are dealing with a friend in real estate who they can trust and who cares about their needs. They strive to keep clients for life.

Founder Philip Webb still plays a hands-on role in the running of the family business, alongside sons, Anthony and Michael.

Starting as a two man operation in Doncaster East in 1972, 45 years later they have established a name as trusted real estate agents.

Sponsored by Doncaster Volkswagen

Highly Commended – Gutter Vac

Gutter-Vac Manningham pride themselves on being the gutter cleaning experts. All their staff are fully safety trained and strive to exceed customer expectations by quickly and safely vacuum cleaning your gutters.

Business Excellence Award – Templestowe World of Learning

Templestowe World of Learning is an early learning facility and kindergarten caring for children from six weeks to six years old. The Centre prides itself with a highly qualified team of educators.

The Centre hold 60 children per day with 19 educators and with a strong emphasis on a multicultural environment, through this a weekly French class is taught to the children.

The facility has strong community links with local schools, aged care facilities, Council and retail outlets.

Young Achievers Awards

Runners Up

  • Matthew Kalatzis of Comfort Feet Podiatry
  • Maddie Kreutzer of Warrandyte Veterinary Clinic


  • Rhiannon Fuller of Philip Webb Real Estate

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