Victorian Minister for Industry, Lily D’Ambrosio, announced that the 2016 Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards are now open for nominations.
With the theme “Towards Future Industries”, the awards promote outstanding and forward thinking local businesses and individuals that are raising the bar in Victorian manufacturing.
Announcing the opening of the nominations, Ms D’Ambrosio said the awards include Young Manufacturer of the Year, Manufacturer of the Year, Company Induction, Honour Roll, as well as six Hall of Fame Awards for outstanding manufacturers in potential high growth sectors including medical technology and pharmaceuticals; new energy technology; food and fibre processing; transport, defence and construction technologies; professional services and international education.
“The Andrews Labor Government is a strong proponent of forward thinking businesses that are embracing the industries that have been earmarked for strong growth,” the Minister said.
“This year’s Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards present an ideal opportunity for outstanding businesses to be recognised for their innovation and success. I strongly encourage Victorian businesses to nominate for the 2016 Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards and showcase their talents.”
The nominations will be judged across a range of criteria that demonstrate best practice manufacturing, including innovation, adoption of advanced manufacturing technology, business and environmental sustainability, and skills development.
Ms D’Ambrosio said nominations close on 29 February 2016 and the awards will be presented on 9 June 2016. Manufacturers can nominate for the awards at www.business.vic.gov.au/halloffame.