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Nominations are now open for the 2015 Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards

January 19, 2015 • Events, News

Victorian Minister for Industry Lily D’Ambrosio has called on the State’s manufacturers, both companies and individuals, to submit their nominations for one of the most prestigious business awards in Victoria. 

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“The 2015 Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards present an opportunity for all manufacturers to be recognised for their industry success. Manufacturing contributes $25 billion to the Victorian economy. This award recognises forward thinking manufacturers who are raising the bar in the industry, to help ensure the future of manufacturing in Victoria,” the Minister said.

“I would encourage Victorian businesses across the six sectors which have potential for extraordinary economic growth to nominate for the awards by visiting the Business Victoria website.”

The awards celebrate the heroes of the manufacturing sector in Victoria. This year’s categories include Manufacturer of the Year, Company Induction, Honour Roll, and Young Manufacturer of the Year and six new categories: medical technology and pharmaceuticals; new energy technology; food and fibre processing; transport; defence and construction technology; international education and professional services.”

According to the media release by the Premier of Victoria, the six new categories reflect the six sectors with potential for extraordinary economic growth.

“These parts of our economy are primed for growth. They are central to the Victorian Government’s plan to get Victoria back to work by creating 100,000 jobs. The Government’s $200 million Future Industries Fund will turbocharge these sectors and give our economy a clear future,” it says in the media release.

Nominations close on 13 February, 2015. The winners will be announced at a gala ceremony on the 26th of May, 2015.

For more information about the awards, please visit www.business.vic.gov.au.

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