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New Business

Winner: Gerwurzhaus

Gewurzhaus (German for ‘spice house’) is a retailer of premium herbs, spices and spice blends offering customers a high quality product in an interactive retail environment.

Our unique selling proposition, offers a sensory stimulating retail experience where customers can smell, see and then even self-scoop their selection of spices into specially crafted, air-sealed spice bags that are one of a kind in Australia.

Customers choose from over 300 products including 60 unique house blended and freshly milled spice blends such as Ras el Hanout and Apple Cake Spice; 30 housemade  sugar, salt and pepper blends such as French Lavender Salt and Viennese.

Christmas Sugar; and 160 premium, single origin herbs and spices such as Chipotle chilli, Tahitian vanilla and organic dill leaf.

With only one other store in Australia dedicated to selling spices in a retail environment, Gewurzhaus is well placed to continue its growth into other markets, including a store in Melbourne’s CBD.


Community Award

Winner: Doxa Youth Foundation

The Doxa Youth Foundation Cadetship Program assists talented young people from socially and financially disadvantaged backgrounds to attend university.  With the support of over 40 significant companies from the law, finance, community services, science and engineering sectors the program has trained and supported over 300 talented cadets from backgrounds of extreme disadvantage into professional roles.  Cadets are provided with professional work wear, textbook allowance and professional development training.

One of the highlights of the program is the relevant workplace experience with a sponsor company and an industry mentor that guides them through their education and into a career.  With the intrinsic support from the business sector, the program is creating Melbourne’s next generation of industry leaders!

Phone: (03) 9328 8100


Export Award

Winner: Illumination HQ

Illumination is a business, a new type of business, a business with social and environmental goals.  They are a business because commerce is a great tool to drive large scale, permanent change and improving the lives of the 2 billion people at the base of the economic pyramid is indeed a large task.  We want people in developing countries to be healthier, safer and better off.

Using technology, innovation and enterprise we create sustainable products which are affordable to those earning less than a dollar per day and replace kerosene fueled energy with solar powered lights called the Mandarin.  A product we have developed and distribute for just $7US each to under developing nations.

2011 Business of the Year

Winner: Enspire

Enspire offer the ultimate in IT flexibility by enabling you to pick the services you need to compliment your existing investment.

Whether you want to fully outsource your IT with a technology solution for business or access ad-hoc advice or services, our range of end to end IT solutions can cater for your unique requirements.

Enspires state of the art resources means you can access big business solutions at affordable prices.