2019 Outstanding Business Awards


Close to 270 attended the MBCA Outstanding Business Awards for 2019 in the Civic & Arts Centre Millicent on Sat August 10th. This year we had 181 nominations and 101 nominees. Chairperson Lee Morgan introduced comedian Tim Rochow to warm up the crowd and act as master of ceremonies for the night. Lee then welcomed everyone and thanked all the sponsors that make the event possible.

Winners of the awards were

Construction/Trades/manufacturing : Graham & Julie Reilly Builders

Hospitality/Tourism : New Heaven Indian Restaurant with Merit awards to The Somerset Hotel and The Shearers Cook Cafe

Service Award : Millicent Veterinary Clinic with a Merit award to Hands with Heart Massage

Retail Award: Fosters Foodland

Agriculture/Horticulture/Viticulture Award: Mayura Station

Employee of the Year: Fiona Thompson from Resthaven Limestone Coast with Merit awards to David Tully from Millicent Hospital and Michelle Skeer from South East Property Sales & Management

Young Employee of the Year: Brandon Jones from IGA with a Merit award to Sally Sapiatzer



Community Spirit Award was won by McCourts Garden Centre


The highlight of the night was when 2 joint winners were inducted into the Hall of Fame: Laura & Vicki Hair designers and Pierinas Hair & Body Concept. Both received a standing ovation.



Once again we had amazing support from 19 sponsors. The Major sponsors were The South Eastern Times, Radio5THEfm and Wattle Range Council. Other sponsors were NBC Financial Services, KA McMillan Design & Drafting, The Somerset Hotel, The Medical Clinic Millicent South East Property Sales & Management, Win TV, Komma Media, Steve Chapple photography, Cockys signs, Fosters Foodland, Millicent Rotary and Mayor Des Noll. Decorations were provided as sponsorship by Millicent Florist, McCourts Garden Centre, Banner Mitre 10 and Andrew Leslie.



Tasting boxes were supplied on each table by The Shearers Cook Cafe. Supper was provided by the following MBCA members. The Somerset Hotel, The Grand Hotel, Woolworths, Acky’s Takeaway, New Heaven Indian Restaurant and Andy’s Bakery.


After the awards JB & Crowey entertained the crowd and there was plenty of action on the dance floor.



Supper Showcase of Food

A wonderful display of food provided for supper for our Business Awards by our MBCA members. We are so grateful for their support of the MBCA. Thank you to The Shearers Cook Café, Millicent & district Community Club, New Heaven Indian Restaurant Southern Dragon, The Grand Hotel, Dapper Pizzeria, The Somerset Hotel and Andy’s Bakery.

The food was outstanding and a great display of what is offered in Millicent.

Winners of Outstanding Business Awards 2018

Congratulations to all the winners for 2018 Outstanding Business Awards.
3MP : Construction/Trades/Manufacturing
The Shearers Cook Café : Hospitality/Tourism
Hair & Beauty by Jamey : Service
Fosters Foodland : Retail
Ricky Wilson XBred Shearing : Agriculture/Horticulture/Viticulture
Leanna Worrell Grand Hotel : Employee of the Year
Reece Sutherland Southern Dragon : Young Employee of the Year

Merit Awards went to
Evergreen of Millicent B & B
New Heaven Indian Restaurant
Amanda Bradley Shearers Cook Cafe.

Community Spirit to S.E Property Sales & Management
Hall of Fame to Mac Ford.

Nominees for Outstanding Business Awards 2018

Congratulations to the following nominees in this years MBCA Business Awards. Winners will be announced  Sat night 11th August at the Civic & Arts Centre.

ACM Plumbing
Bowmans Earthmoving
Cocky’s Signs
Elec Air
E-Smart Electrical
Klas Bilt
Limestone Coast Maintenance
Lonergan & Muhovics
Mac Ford
Murrimbum Engineering
Nuske Contracting
Reilly’s Builders

Hospitality/Tourism Nominees
Evergreen at Millicent Bed & Breakfast
Glenwest Kitchens
Java Café
McCourts Café
Millicent National Trust Museum
New Heaven Indian Restaurant
Salt n Pepper Seafood
The Grand Hotel
The Millicent Community Club
The Shearers Cook Café
The Somerset Hotel

AC Care
Alexander Motors
Amcal Chemist
Beachport Spraying Service
Brad Tilley Tax Agent & Financial Planning
Dr. Claire Thompson
Enchanted Beauty by Brianna
Gladys Smith Early Learning Centre
Greg Hudson & Janine Farmer
Hair & Beauty by Jamey
Hands with Heart Massage
Komma Media
Kutz on Kentish
Laura & Vicky Hair Designers
Millicent Chemist & Gifts
Mystique Body & Beauty
NBC Financial Services
People’s Choice Credit Union
South East Property Sales & Management
The South Eastern Times

Alternate Life Health & Wellbeing Centre
Amcal Chemist
Fosters Foodland
McCourts Garden Centre
Millicent Florist
Roger Smith Auto
Sassi Gift Home Living
Sooz in the Shed

Austar Mari Culture
Ricky Wilson X-Bred Ram Shearing
Sooz in the Shed

Employee of the Year
Aimee Granziera
Amanda Bradley
Angela Osborne
Brianna Pilmore
Brooke Littlewood
Cindy Hann
Dawn Smith
Enid Bellinger
Gayle Lloyd
Jessica Grosser
Joanne Leyden
John “Fred” Smith
Karen Robinson
Kasey Smith
Katherine Taylor
Laura Wagner
Leandra Worrell
Lisa Davey
Liz Wallis
Margie White
Matt Hann
Melissa Dillon
Michelle Lane
Nicholas Fox
Nicole Skeer
Peta Haines
Simon Lowe
Sonya Shoebinger
Sophie Raddon
Staci Faulkner
Tanya Scanlon
Teana Kent
Usman Harneed
Zoe Thwaites

Young Employee
Abby Loader
Bethany Bennett
Darcey Allen
Maddison Pulmer
Mason O’Rielly
Monika Nieves
Reece Sutherland
Ryan Hoffman