• As an initiative of the new Frankston Business Collective, we are conducting an awards program for businesses in the Frankston area.

  • This will recognise excellence among businesses and also showcase businesses and operators who offer their customers and communities excellence in all that they do.

  • This will also showcase the talent and opportunities within Frankston.

Benefits for Businesses

  • Prestige and recognition from peers

  • Valuable PR and media opportunities in the short and longer term

  • Credibility that gives businesses an edge

  • The award review process itself – feedback from experienced industry professionals on what you are doing well (and anything that could be improved on)

  • Confidence in the operation of the business – an endorsement that ‘you are doing the right things’


March 2023 – Program open for nomination entries

June 2023 – Entries for Award nomination closes

August/September 2023 – Judging of awards with announcement of finalists

October 2023 – Winners announced at a cocktail presentation as part of the A.C.E. Awards Conference Expo Event on October 5th 2023 – TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!

Award Categories

Demonstrated successful outcomes in education through programs, employment opportunities and reputation.

Businesses that have started up in new industry segments as a result of identified market opportunities.

Provides a high level of excellence in arranging and facilitating events, holding events that attract locals and visitors and promote Frankston as an events destination.

Includes not-for-profit businesses and organisations delivering excellence in health, allied health or community services and demonstrate service to, and outcomes for, the community.

Consistently delivering high quality food and/or beverage experiences and excellent customer service to the public including accommodation, cafés and restaurants.

Businesses that demonstrate a commitment to innovation, employment and sustainability in manufacturing sectors.

Businesses providing customer and business advice via services that offer solutions and assistance. Includes legal services, real estate, accounting, financial advisory, architecture, information technology and coaching.

Businesses offering an exceptional retail experience. Maintains a high level of store presentation, exceptional customer service and a multichannel offer.

New Small Businesses (operating since 2022) offering a unique or innovative product and/or service developed from an identified gap in a market.

Businesses including NFPs and volunteer organisations that positively impact our community where there is need.

Businesses that have shown innovation through growing their businesses through demonstrably using sustainable and environmental methods.

Delivering exceptional service and products in the through their skills and products and encouraging apprentices and other industry employment opportunities.

Applications are NOW CLOSED!

Before you start the application process please note the following criteria:
  • The application process and self-reflection it requires, will be a rewarding experience.

  • Businesses located in the Frankston City Council local government area, and was a registered business as at 1 July 2022 can enter.

  • One entry should be used per category.

  • Our Judges are looking for concise answers that are relevant, accurate and honest.

  • They want to get an understanding of the business principles, philosophies and practices. They also want a sense of how the business became successful, and your plans and vision for the future.

  • Allocate a reasonable amount of time to focus on your application.

  • Make sure that you give specific answers to each question.

  • You must answer all the questions. Only completed applications will be considered.

  • Each answer should be around 1000 words or video may also be used.

  • ‘Mystery shoppers’ may be asked to visit finalists and our panel of judges, who will be drawn from experienced business people, will interview the finalists.

Questions for completion:
  1. Business Excellence: Provide details and examples of what makes your business unique in
    your category and how you satisfy customer needs.
  2. Business Innovation: What did you implement to address challenges or leverage opportunities in the last 12 months, and what effect did they have on your business?
  • Closing date for submissions: 30 June 2023
  • Contact details for submissions or more information:
  • Awards presentations: At the Frankston Business Collective annual Business Summit and Awards

Awards Presentations


As businesses look to recover from COVID and to rebuild their businesses and confidence, awards and recognition can go a long way to assisting the process as well as highlighting the businesses and operational excellence that we have in Frankston.

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October 5th 2023


Frankston Business Collective

+61 456 418 428


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Young St & Plowman Pl, Frankston VIC 3199