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CSIRO funding grants drive SME innovation

For small to medium enterprises (SMEs), access to research is often a barrier to innovation. CSIRO’s SME Connect aims to tackle that through a series of funding and support programs linking businesses with Australia’s best research organisations. ...

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Enter the 2019 iAwards

Does your business have an innovation success story to tell? Here’s your chance to be recognised in the 2019 iAwards . Australia’s most recognised innovation award, the iAwards encourages entrants from businesses of all sizes from all Australian...

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APS Industrial

APS Industrial has relocated its Melbourne head office and national distribution centre to Rowville. The company offers a broad portfolio of high quality industrial, electrical and automation products. The 4,500 sqm facility includes an interactive...

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BBP land owner forum

A recent forum has introduced local land and business owners to the BBP (Bayswater Business Precinct) Transformation Project. In August, Knox, Yarra Ranges and Maroondah Councils joined with CBRE to present the Cities Programme from the United Nati...

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Best Body Repairer

Sheen Group Bayswater is thrilled to have won this year’s prestigious VACC Best Body Repairer Award. Shared with Sheen’s Bulleen location, Sheen Panel Service Bayswater received the award at the Crown Palladium Ballroom, an occasion that coincided ...

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Blue Connections underway

The first sod has been turned at Blue Connections’ soon-to-bebuilt 2875 sqm headquarters at Caribbean Park. The new two-storey office and warehouse facility has been custom-designed with the front façade having full-height glazing that wraps arou...

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Boronia Project update

Boronia’s future is looking bright thanks to early wins by the Boronia Renewal team The Boronia Renewal Project, the farreaching initiative being facilitated by Council to breathe new life into Boronia, is offering a number of opportunities for new...

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Captain Stomp Records

A lover of music, David Thompson has had a life-long dream to run his own record shop. After working for more than 30 years in financial services, he decided it was time for a career change. Enter Captain Stomp, an independent record store that s...

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Decathlon in Knoxfield

Sport lovers in Melbourne have a new ‘go-to’ store that’s just opened in the old Masters building in Knoxfield. French company Decathlon, which has stores all over the world, is quickly expanding across Australia. It opened its first store in Sydne...

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Find local suppliers

The benefits of using local suppliers are well documented in Knox Business Life. But how do you find local suppliers who can deliver what you want, when you want it and at the price you want? Start with the Knox Biz Business Directory at knoxbiz....

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Free Business Resources

Business Victoria has an excellent web portal that provides resources for new and not so new businesses. As well as information on setting up a business, you can find tips, tools, news, events and workshops that relate to: Marketing and s...

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Hayes Girling wins two Count awards

Hayes Girling Financial has won two awards at the national Count dealer awards. Not only did the Rowville firm win Count’s Outstanding Quality Award, but Trini Montes, Hayes Girling’s Financial Planning Manager, was honoured with Count’s Female Exc...

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Helping families at Christmas

The Knox ‘Share the Joy’ appeal is now in its ninth year and is a continued success. This community-based appeal run by Knox Infolink supports local families and individuals who are struggling at Christmas by providing a hamper of festive food and ...

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Jump on the next wave of innovation with Torus

Looking outside its traditional client base is opening up new markets for world-leading games developer, Torus Games and they are inviting Knox businesses to join them on the innovation journey. Trusted with some of the biggest brands and original ...

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Knox Business Life Nov 2018

The latest edition of the Knox Business Life is out now! Inside you will find: Skills and Labour Shortages hampering a key Knox sector Community & Council Plan Update Christmas Appeal $10 Million Investment in lolly fact...

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Knox Leisureworks makes a splash at awards

Council’s Knox Leisureworks was presented with the prestigious Health Club of the Year Award at the recent 2018 Aquatics & Recreation Victoria Industry Awards. In front of more than 700 industry and local government representatives, Leisureworks wa...

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Knox public transport advocacy

Knox City Council is leading the way around public transport advocacy for Melbourne’s East. “Our businesses and residents interact with the wider eastern region every day for work and play, so it makes sense that we represent our aspirations for pu...

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National award for Solar 4 RVs

Solar 4 RVs has been recognised as an ABA100 Winner in The Australian Business Awards 2018 for Eco Innovation. The Australian Business Awards recognises high-performing organisations that implement world-class business initiatives and develop innov...

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Open house at ADDE showcases palletiser

Equipment for one of the biggest projects ever undertaken by Andrew Donald Design Engineering (ADDE) has been delivered to AstraZeneca. As reported in Knox Business Life in November 2017, the ADDE project took a team of 36 people more than 12 month...

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PowerPlus claims stake in solar battery market

When Bradley Paton chose the location for his company’s first factory, it wasn’t because the street name was the same as his company name! PowerPlus Energy’s new manufacturing facility in Power Road, Bayswater was primarily chosen because it’s clos...

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Thanks to Knox businesses

Corporate National Tree Day in July was another great success. The sun was out and more than 100 people participated in the planting, followed by some lively networking and a BBQ provided by Jim’s BBQ Cleaning. 1,000 grasses, shrubs and trees were ...

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Tiny Bear Distillery

Damien Anderson has followed his dream and in June established an alcohol distilling business in Knoxfield. With university degrees in biochemistry and biological science, Damien has been a high school chemistry, biology, science and maths teacher ...

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Tiny Tots Baby Store

After seven years of operation as an online-only store in Knoxfield, earlier this year Tiny Tots Baby Store opened a showroom in Bayswater. Business owner, Sulani Perks, said the store sells products for bed and bath, feeding, nursery, toys, stroll...

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Finished Year 12? What next?

Have you finished Year 12 and you're now looking for some career guidance? Swinburne are offering free workshops and one-on-one appointments in Wantirna and Croydon that can help you.   Check out the details below.              ...

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Focus on safety in the festive season

In the last two weeks there has been significant media coverage of two tragic workplace fatalities involving a high voltage explosion at a Latrobe Valley Power Station and a young worker’s death in a confined space in Melbourne. As the festive seas...

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$10M investment in lolly manufacturing plant

Following a relocation of its manufacturing facility from Sydney to Knoxfield this year, Prydes Confectionery is investing more than $10million to expand the capability and double the capacity of its Henderson Road Plant. This is good news for empl...

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Community and Council Plan Update

With the first year of Council’s Community and Council Plan 2017-21 completed, highlights of what has been delivered so far show outstanding progress. The Plan was developed in consultation with the community and sets the goals, strategies and prio...

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Draft Boronia Renewal Strategy - now available

The Draft Boronia Renewal Strategy was presented to Council at the October Council meeting and is now available for community consultation. It is available for community review and feedback from 30 October to 30 November 2018. This new Strategy ...

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New Leader takes the helm at Knox

Dobson Ward Councillor, Jake Keogh, has been elected Mayor of Knox City Council at last week's Statutory Meeting of Council, with Collier Ward Councillor, Jackson Taylor, elected as Deputy Mayor.    Both Cr Keogh and Cr Taylor were elected at the...

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Retail Leases - Important Facts for Tenants

Are you entering into a retail lease? Read the details below before you sign. This simple fact sheet helps tenants understand their rights and responsibilities when entering into a retail lease. It includes an easy to read checklist to guide you ...

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Explore insights with My Victoria

Uncover open data insights for your business in Victoria. Know your market Leverage demographics and industry data to build a comprehensive snapshot of your market. Learn about your industry, customers and competitors to uncover new opportu...

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Tasty Fresh Food Co. Recipe for Success

When Colin Lear started his lunch truck business in 1979 he had no ambitions other than having a go at a one-man-van venture. Now close to 40 years later Lear services around 30,000 customers daily and operates a fleet of vans under the moniker Tast...

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Create a Safe Workplace

The Worksafe website has tools and information to help you understand your obligations and find practical ways to reduce health and safety risks in your workplace. October is Worksafe Health & Safety Month so what better time to check out their...

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National Recycling Week - 12-18 November 2018

Business & Workplace National Recycling Week is a great opportunity to get your workplace involved in new or existing recycling programs and other sustainability initiatives. Having recycling programs in place is not only good for the environme...

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Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Export Hubs

At a glance Provides grants from $150,000 to $1.5 million to help establish and/or operate Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) export hubs in the six Growth Centre sectors. The export hubs will work with Growth Centres to facilitate SME export oppor...

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Knox Leisureworks - Health Club of the Year

Council's Knox Leisureworks was presented with the prestigious Health Club of the Year Award at the recent 2018 Aquatics & Recreation Victoria Industry Awards. In front of more than 700 industry and local government representatives, Leisureworks wa...

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Sheen Panel Service - Award Winners

Following another busy year dealing with countless car collisions and minor bingles across the state whilst helping thousands of Victorian motorists get back on the road, Sheen Group were thrilled our Bayswater and Bulleen locations tied to win the B...

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YMCA Vic Wins Excellence in Incident Management

Presented by Royal Life Saving Society – Australia, YMCA Victoria were one of six individuals and organisations recognised in the National Aquatic Industry Safety Awards for their significant contribution to aquatic safety within their community....

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Ride2Work and have breakfast on us!

Ride2Work Day - Wednesday 17 October 2018 Commuting on two wheels is great for your mind, body and the environment – and helps to improve productivity at work. Register your organisation or community group for Ride2Work Day on Wednesday 17 Octobe...

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Worksafe Health & Safety Month 2018

Victoria’s premier month-long Health & Safety Month festival is on again this October. WorkSafe is excited to bring you the latest in workplace health and safety. With more than 60 free seminars and guest speakers made up of industry expert...

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Digital Innovation Festival 2018

24 August - 7 September The Digital Innovation Festival  (DIF) is back, showcasing and celebrating excellence across the Victorian digital and tech ecosystem.   DIF brings together a range of digital innovation and technology events across Vict...

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Corporate National Tree Day 2018 success!

                    Corporate National Tree Day was a great success this year, the sun came out and more than 100 people participated in the planting, followed by some lively networking and a BBQ provided by Jim’s BBQ Cleaning . ...

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Whitehorse Business Week 2018

Whitehorse Business Week will run from Monday 13 - Friday 17 August 2018 as part of the Victorian State Government's Small Business Festival and will feature five major events.  Events coming up: Monday 13 August: China Ready Checklist ...

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Business Victoria - Facebook Networking Group

If you use Facebook for your business, join this Facebook networking group set up by Business Victoria. This Group is a networking tool to support Victorians who: Run their own business or are interested in starting one Are employed by b...

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Small Business Festival 2018

1-31 August Small Business Festival is an annual curated events program across metropolitan and regional Victoria, providing ideas, information and networking opportunities to start, operate and grow a business. Presented by Small Business Vic...

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Victorian Energy Upgrade Grants

Businesses can apply to generate incentives for custom energy efficiency solutions (or ‘custom upgrades’) as part of the Victorian Energy Upgrades program. Custom upgrades incentives will reduce the payback time for upgrades and also help businesses ...

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The Innovation Show - Monash Food Incubator

What is the Innovation Show? The Innovation Show highlights individuals and businesses that have notable products, services and ideas in the R&D and innovation space. Episodes showcase Monash innovators, change-makers and thought leaders to insp...

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Food Innovation Voucher Stream

Round 2 of the Boost Your Business Food Innovation Voucher program is now open. The Boost Your Business Voucher program is designed to support businesses to become more productive, employ more people, improve market access and in general, increase...

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Tax deductions for small business owners

What can you claim as a tax deduction this year? You can claim a deduction for most expenses you incur to run your business, as long as they directly relate to how you earn assessable income. Do your homework - make sure you know exacty what dedu...

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Design2Thrive - Business Transformation Program

Design2Thrive is a revolutionary Victorian Government initiative for Victorian SME and NFP organisations that are keen to drive sustainable, profitable growth. An interactive 12 month immersion in design-led thinking across strategy, culture, marke...

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Boost Your Business Vouchers - Round 2 now open

The Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport & Resources (DEDJTR) has established Boost Your Business Vouchers to support Victorian businesses to become more productive, employ more people, improve market access and in general, increase th...

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The Innovation Show at Monash

The Innovation Show has now been launched! The Innovation Show highlights individuals and businesses that have notable products, services and ideas in the R&D and innovation space. Episodes will showcase Monash innovators, change-makers and tho...

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Asia Gateway Voucher

Asia Gateway Vouchers are available to help individual Victorian businesses and organisations building their Asia capabilities and grow their export and market development capabilities. Vouchers offer funding of up to $50,000, on a one-to-one co-co...

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Congratulations to local business Siemens

Media Release - Ben Carroll, Minister for Industry and Employment - 28 May 2018 Women Shine At Manufacturing Hall Of Fame Awards Three accomplished women have taken centre stage at this year’s Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards. Min...

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Dandenong Creek Update from the EPA

Businesses may face fines or a criminal conviction if they do not ensure their liquid wastes are disposed of properly. The Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) is issuing the warning to businesses – particularly those in the areas where ...

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Help us protect Dandenong Creek

Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) will take the unusual step of taking local advertising space and calling for the local community to help solve who is behind the chemical dumping that polluted Dandenong Creek last weekend (19 May) . ...

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Carribean Park - Award Winners

Congratulations to Caribbean Park who have been awarded the Best Business or Industrial Park as part of the Property Council Australia Innovation and Excellence Awards for 2018. The awards recognise excellence in design and innovation in the buil...

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Future Industries Sector Growth Program

Up to $1 million available to undertake Victorian based projects aligned with the Future Industries Sector Strategies. Program Overview Grants of up to $1 million are available to undertake Victorian based projects aligned with the Future Indus...

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Mae Collard School of Music

The Mae Collard School of Music ' s tuition programs nurture a love and enjoyment of music and are tailored to suit all ages and levels of experience, from beginner through to advanced. Our school offers high quality joy-filled lessons with exper...

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Wellness on Wellington - Award Finalist

On 26th April 2018, Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL) announced the finalists of the AGPAL and QIP Excellence Awards . Wellness on Wellington was announced as one of finalists in the AGPAL Chair General Practice of the Ye...

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Extreme changes for 85 -year-old-company

"We've made absolutely extreme changes," said Gary Bell from Soy Products in Bayswater. The changes relate to a complete restructure of the company over two-and-a-half years that involved an initiative to buy local. This campaign has seen Soy Produ...

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Flame Trees Burger bars

Hot on the heels of opening their first Flame Trees Burger Bar in Bayswater, the owners have opened a second. Such is the success of the Mountain Highway, Bayswater trendy restaurant with beer garden, which opened at the end of October 2017, owners...

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New Knox business intelligence service

Business owners who require business and finance intelligence can now take advantage of the services delivered by Finance B.I. The company was established by Kathy Nguyen, a highly experienced finance professional who has a Bachelor of Business, Ma...

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Award Finalist

Solar 4 RVs, a specialist provider of lightweight, flexible solar panels and solar systems for RV and marine applications, is a finalist in the 2018 Australian Small Business Champions Awards. With the awards ceremony being held on 21 April 2018, o...

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BBP enters global stage

The Bayswater Business Precinct (BBP) has been accepted into the 2018-2020 round of the UN Global Compact City Partnerships Program. The Program is a global multi-stakeholder partnership platform to build the capacity of cities to identify and achi...

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Caribbean Park a finalist

For the second consecutive year, Caribbean Park has been selected as a State and National Finalist in the Best Business/Industrial Park category for the Property Council of Australia’s - Excellence and Innovations Awards. The winner will be announced...

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Census reveals gain of 10,000 jobs in Knox

The 2016 ABS Census figures on jobs have been revealed: jobs in Knox are growing at a very strong pace. There are 66,244 jobs in the municipality according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. This represents a gain of 10,437 jobs compared to th...

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Code camp prepares kids for a digital future

Global technology business,Siemens, has partnered with technology learning centre, KIOSC, and Swinburne University to run fun and engaging sessions over four days in January for 58 primary school-aged children. Held at Swinburne’s Wantirna campus, ...

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Knox Building Services now online

Knox City Council’s new online services portal is a fantastic resource for building, planning and engineering related applications. People can also apply for a land information certificate online. In addition, there is the option to enquire online ...

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National Tree Day 2018

Planet Ark’s annual National Tree Day is Australia’s largest community tree-planting and nature care event. In 2017, local Knox businesses came together and planted more than 1,000 indigenous grasses, shrubs and trees that contributed to the expans...

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Professionals opt for Industria Knoxfield

Businesses from a wide range of industry sectors are now calling Industria Knoxfield home; a new strata office-warehouse development located in the heart of Knoxfield’s commercial/ industrial precinct. Professional service businesses including IT, ...

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New retirement toolkit

Knox Council has produced a toolkit for employers and employees, which will help both with transition-to retirement planning. Called Road to Retirement: A Transition Toolkit, it is designed to alert people to considerations around the numerous aspe...

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Skills & Jobs pop-up at Knox Festival

Knox Festival 2018 wasn’t just about having fun, music and dancing across four stages, plus fireworks. For some visitors it also involved finding out about local jobs, skills and training opportunities. Knox Council, in partnership with local emp...

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2018 WorkSafe Awards - entries now open

Entries for the 2018 WorkSafe Awards are now open. Submit your entry or nominate someone else for a WorkSafe award! This year we are celebrating 30 years of workplace health and safety awards in Victoria! Everyone has a role to play, and now is...

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Knox Business Life Issue 61, April 2018

  Knox Business Life Issue 61, April 2018 In this Issue you will find: Nitto moves to Knox Homewood apprentice wins Skill/jobs pop-up at Knox Fest Mayor's message Siemens code camp for kids    Tell us what you thin...

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Student business program - registrations open

Expressions of interest are now open from businesses to participate in the successful Whitehorse Tertiary Business Skills Program for 2018. Whitehorse Council Cr Blair Barker said more than 200 students had honed their business skills through the p...

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Premier's Sustainability Awards 2018 now open!

Enter the Premier’s Sustainability Awards and celebrate more than sustainability Sustainable Victorians, schools, community groups, councils and companies are encouraged to enter the Premier’s Sustainability Awards and share their success stories....

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Compulsory recall of faulty Takata airbags

Following an extensive ACCC investigation, the government has issued a compulsory recall of vehicles fitted with defective Takata airbags. About 2 in every 7 vehicles on our roads contain the faulty airbags so the recall may apply to you. Drivers ...

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Congratulations to Hayes Girling Financial

The finalists for the 2018 Annual Count Conference Awards have just been released.  Hayes Girling Financial are thrilled to have been announced as finalists in 5 out of 9 categories, these being: Member Firm of the Year Advisor of the Year...

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VandalTrak - Graffiti Management System

Free anti-graffitapp A new initiative is available for businesses and residents to help tackle the menacing sight of graffiti in Knox. Graffiti is malicious property damage, which is expensive to remove and leaves victims feeling angry and pow...

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EIBCatalyst 2018

Are you an entrepreneur with an accelerating venture? Looking to develop personally and professionally? Waiting to take your venture to the next level? Be part of a world first mentoring program at the EIBC from April 2018 - June 2018. We are e...

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Asia Gateway Voucher

Asia Gateway Vouchers are available to help individual Victorian businesses and organisations building their Asia capabilities and grow their export and market development capabilities. Vouchers offer funding of up to $50,000, on a one-to-one co-cont...

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Costs to consider when buying a business

Buying a business or franchise is a major financial decision. Understanding all the costs involved, beyond just the asking price, is critical. To discover more about how much it really costs to buy a business, including the set-up and running costs...

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Prepare your business for bushfire

Ensure the safety of yourself and others If a bushfire starts near your business, you and your employees may be under pressure to ensure the safety of yourselves and others. A written plan may save lives by helping you to stay focused and respon...

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Reviewing ABN registrations

Each year the Australian Business Register (ABR) reviews around 70,000 Australian business numbers (ABNs) to: make sure they are being correctly issued to businesses entitled to one cancel ABNs that are no longer required. If you appl...

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What is Knox Learning Alliance?

A federation style partnership of the five Neighbourhood Houses in the Knox LGA aimed at delivering a comprehensive suite of entry level training programs that provide pathways to employment and / or further accredited training. The Knox Learning A...

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Freight Costs Survey

The South East Melbourne Group (SEM), which represents seven shires and councils across the region, is keen to gain a better understanding of the cost of moving containers from the south east through the Port of Melbourne compared to the cost of movi...

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AMGF's second grants round now open

$16.4 million in funding under the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Fund’s (AMGF) second grants round are now available for small and medium sized businesses. The $47.5 million Advanced Manufacturing Growth Fund was created to support capital project...

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Casual employees may be entitled to super

Employing casual workers provides businesses with an increased level of flexibility. However, it's important to remember that casual employees may be entitled to super. Here's the basics: You may need to pay super guarantee (SG) regardless o...

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Creating a healthy workplace

Why does creating a health workplace matter? A healthy working environment improves productivity, staff morale and enhances an organisation’s ability to attract and retain staff. A healthy workplace can decrease staff turnover, absenteeism, accidents...

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Reducing your energy bills as a small business

Energy costs are a major business input for many small businesses, and with rising energy prices, it is important that businesses explore potential ways to reduce these costs. While the energy market and pricing arrangements can seem confusing, som...

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40-year celebration for Westfield Knox

On Friday, 9 November Westfield Knox celebrated its 40th anniversary. The centre opened in 1977 with 88 stores and had 34,000 sqm of GLA (gross lettable area). Since then, Knox has had two major redevelopments (1990 and 2003) and today the centre...

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MDLC a Learn Local Legend

Victorians who have made a significant impact on the lives of others through community education have been recognised at the 2017 Victorian Learn Local Awards. The awards recognise the inspirational efforts of learners, practitioners and training p...

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Business community helps on Tree Day

Knox City Council has once again hosted a successful Corporate National Tree Day planting event. Held in July, more than 1,000 grasses, shrubs and trees were planted at Ferny Creek Reserve in Upper Ferntree Gully, contributing to the habitat and fo...

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Excellence Award for Peter Chaffey

Peter Chaffey has received the EDA Award for Excellence - Agent of Change - for his pioneering work in developing and delivering a host of projects that have driven innovation and change over the past 35 years. Economic Development Australia (EDA) ...

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Matthews

Matthews Australasia is on the move! Business growth has necessitated the Australian company moving to larger premises, which are currently being built at Caribbean Park. Matthews has been headquartered for more than 40 years in the south-eastern s...

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Pink Boots Hire

Jessica Gilchrist and her family launched Pink Boots Hire in July 2017, a new business that provides scissors lifts, all terrains, cherry pickers and knuckle booms. Over the past 12-18 months of her entrepreneurial journey, Jess has overcome cancer...

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Pinnacle Health Club

Little more than one kilometre from its first health centre that was established 10 years ago, Pinnacle Health Club is about to open its fourth centre at Caribbean Park. Back in 2007, Ben Stallworthy was a postman in Knox and looking for the right ...

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Solar 4 RVs makes award shortlist

The My Business Awards is the longest-standing business awards program in Australia and identifies and acknowledges the achievements of Australia’s best business operators. Winners of these prestigious awards represent the best of the best and in t...

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The Note Group

“More space and room to grow” is the primary reason for welcoming The Note Group to Rowville. After 24 years in Mitcham, moving in August to larger premises in Rowville allowed The Note Group to consolidate two warehouses into one, providing greate...

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Triple crown for Kia dealership

Ferntree Gully Kia has been awarded Australia's Number One KIA Dealer three years in a row: 2014, 2015 and 2016. Dealer Principal, Cameron Doidge, purchased the business in 2012 and also owns Ferntree Gully Hyundai, Doncaster Holden and Doncaster H...

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Two Bayswater finalists in WorkSafe Awards

Two Knox businesses were finalists in the 2017 WorkSafe Victoria Awards: Viewscape and Branach. Open to Victorians in any industry, the awards have nine categories and celebrate everything from individual achievements to business solutions and inve...

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Waterman

Waterman Business Centres’ largest business hub at almost 7,500 sqm is nearing completion at Caribbean Park.  Set to open in December, the centre will provide businesses ranging from entrepreneurs to large enterprises with the opportunity to access...

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Closing the manufacturing divide

At a time when technology has a huge bearing over the industry’s future, Australia’s manufacturers are running at different paces. Mark Dingley, Matthews Australasia’s newly appointed CEO, discusses the implications for an industry stuck in two minds...

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New leaders take the helm at Knox City Council

Newly elected Knox City Council Mayor, Cr John Mortimore, has previewed a year of growth and delivery—thanking his colleagues for their faith in his leadership. Mayor Mortimore said he was thrilled to be elected to the role at a meeting of Council ...

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Women on the Go Forum another full house

The 2017 Women on the Go Forum and Expo on 25 August did not disappoint the packed room at Knox City Council's municipal offices. A varied mix of exhibitors bordered the room offering everything from photography and women’s fitness to a youth servi...

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A revitalised Bayswater Village

The transformation of Bayswater Village is nearing completion. This renewal started in 2016 with the removal of the level crossings at both Mountain Highway and Scoresby Road. The works included the construction of a premium train station built s...

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ADDE a major supplier in $100M investment

The Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, addressing a business breakfast at the Australian High Commission in London, welcomed the announcement by Mr Pascal Soriot, Chief Executive of AstraZeneca, of a $100 million investment in its Australian manufactu...

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Christmas Elves opens in Knox

Australia’s largest Christmas specialist store has opened its second store on Burwood Highway, Ferntree Gully. Christmas Elves was established in Preston in 2010 and is 100 per cent Australian owned and operated. This Christmas wonderland stocks ...

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PFD Food Services invests $50m in new facility

After site preparations commenced 18 months ago, PFD Food Services started moving its operations from its original Rushdale Street facility to its new Henderson Road, Knoxfield location in early November. PFD delivers fresh seafood, meat, frozen pr...

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Planning for Henderson Road bridge underway

Knox City Council will be constructing a new road bridge linking Henderson Road North to Henderson Road South. Planning for the bridge across Corhanwarrabul Creek is well underway and when construction is completed in June 2019, the bridge will: ...

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Sponsorship Win-Win

When Storage King Knoxfield opened in July 2016, one of the company's aims was to engage with the local community. Sarah Fewell, Storage King’s Manager, said it was during one of the many Economic Development events at Knox Council she had attended...

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Best beans in the 'burbs

Local business owner Stephen Coster who runs Chosen Bean cafe at Mountain Gate shopping centre has recently won a bronze medal at the Australian International Coffee Awards for his espresso. This was reported in the Local Knox Leader Newspaper, pag...

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ProQuip save money using solar

Bayswater-based company ProQuip is reducing its electricity bills while reducing its carbon footprint since installing a solar system. Martin Haines, managing director of ProQuip, said switching to solar as in direct response to rising electricity...

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Aerotrans Australia

Aerodynamics; a unity of two great brands For over 30 years two brands have dominated truck aerodynamics ; Fuelscoop for cab mount products and NoseCone for body and trailer mounted devices. Aerotrans Australia, located in Scoresby, is ...

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Industrial Garden Makeovers

Industrial Garden Makeovers

Save Money whilst Supporting Local Wildlife! One man is really making a difference in Ramage Street, Bayswater, the location of his cleaning products business, Lorel Ipsum. Greg Pearce has lived and worked in Knox all his life and loves the bush. ...

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Parmalat  Rowville - Win 2012 Worksafe Award.

Parmalat Rowville - Win 2012 Worksafe Award.

Commitment to workplace health and wellbeing - 2012 Awards Parmalat conducted WorkSafe Worker Health Checks in 2010 and were alarmed by the results. The number of people who had participated who were in the high risk categories for potentially li...

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Acrylic Display Systems and iCreate

Acrylic Display Systems and iCreate

Hard work. Dedication . Innovative thinking . That's been the secret to success and growth for Acrylic Display Industries (ADI) and iCreate in Knox. What began as a family-based small business in a garage ten years ago, is now an employer of 22 pe...

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BJ Seminars International

BJ Seminars International

Every business faces change: Times. Economic climates. Product types Managing change is where BJ Seminars comes into its own. Just back from overseas This locally-based business - led by facilitators Sue James and Chris Bennett – h...

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Local Business Ecotech aquires Alstrom

Local Business Ecotech aquires Alstrom

Ecotech acquires Alstom's chemistry and environmental business   Ecotech, a global leader in environmental monitoring, is pleased to announce that it has acquired Alstom's Chemistry and Environmental (C&E) business in Queensland. ...

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