2014 Business 3000+ Awards Business of the Year and Alan Knipe Starnet Innovation Award
Winner: AUSMED EDUCATION
Ausmed Education is a major provider of nursing and midwifery education throughout Australia. It facilitates the continuing professional development of Australian nurses and midwives in the traditional face to face setting as well as online.
Located in North Melbourne, Ausmed Education is one of Australia’s leading nursing and midwifery education and continuing professional development (CPD) providers. Established in 1987 as a nursing textbook publisher, Ausmed has evolved into a nursing and technology company that creates engaging learning experiences that are interesting, practical, relevant and evidence-based for the nursing community. It now runs over 250 nursing courses annually, on topics such as wound care, diabetes, medication safety and aged care. Its courses and resources are available for nurses based in Australian and overseas, enabling them to deliver best practice patient care.
More information: www.ausmed.com.au
Servcorp New Business Award
Winner: MORK CHOCOLATE (Mjolk Pty Ltd)
Known as the Cacao Artisans of Melbourne, Mork Chocolate specialises in producing a premium range of dark drinking chocolate blends. With its superior quality and high cacao content, Mork Chocolate has created a new speciality drinking category that has been embraced by Melbourne’s innovative and growing cafe scene. Since establishment in 2012, Mork Chocolate has developed four different blends, has a retail range of six products, introduced a seasonal collaboration with Melbourne Rooftop Honey and is now in the process of developing a new combined chocolate kitchen and flagstaff retail store in North Melbourne.
More information: www.morkchocolate.com.au
Social Enterprise Award
Winner: GOMO FOUNDATION
The Gomo Foundation works in the remote areas of Africa to provide young girls with secondary school education opportunities. Gomo partners with Australian companies for the operational side of the business along with secondary schools and local businesses in Zimbabwe to transform the lives of young girls and their communities.
More information: www.gomofoundation.org.au
Department of State Development, Business & Innovation Sustainability Award
Winner: GREEN SYNC
GreenSync is a technology company that specialises in demand management solutions for the Australian energy market. Its cloud-based platforms leverage real-time analytics and smart automation to enable smart grid capabilities, from basic real-time monitoring through to automated demand response for networks and large industrial energy users. Since its establishment in 2010, GreenSync has worked with a range of leading Australian companies to deploy and improve demand side solutions for distribution networks, retailers and large energy users.
More information: www.greensync.com.au