Casey's Business of the Year announced!


Berwick based business Australian Precision Technologies (APT) has been named City of Casey Business of the Year at the Casey Business Awards, which were held at Bunjil Place last night.

Specialising in high precision manufacturing, APT have become one of the top 5 per cent industry leaders in Australia’s advanced manufacturing sector and have proudly remained a Casey-based business since establishing in 1992.

The judging panel highlighted APT’s exceptional performance as a business across many aspects, including contributing locally, sustainability and being an accessible organisation, and noted their “contribution in their field extends state-wide, nationally and with strong capabilities to extend internationally.”

As Casey Business of the Year, APT received a $2,000 cash prize. The local company also took home the Innovation Category Award. Category winners each received a $1,000 cash prize.

The winners were: 

  • City of Casey Business of the Year - Australian Precision Technologies 

  • Resilience Category – Powerplant Project Services 

  • Innovation Category - Australian Precision Technologies 

  • Business Leadership Category – Blairlogie Living & Learning Inc 

  • Employment Category – Berwick Dental Studio 

The awards are an opportunity for Council to celebrate and recognise the outstanding achievements and contribution of Casey’s strong and diverse business community, and also provides an opportunity for local businesses to come together and build a vibrant local business network. 

City of Casey Chair of Administrators Noelene Duff PSM congratulated all the local businesses who had taken part in the awards, and in particular this year’s winners.

Ms Duff also thanked this year’s judges, Judy Pridmore, Rovel Shackleford, Kathy Racunica and Andrea O’Bryan for their generous time and expertise offered in assessing every application and the constructive feedback provided to each entrant.

“There has been so much uncertainty for businesses in recent times and I commend all the participants who took the time to reflect on their businesses achievements and enter this year’s awards,” Ms Duff said.

“We had 81 businesses enter this year’s awards and I hope that every one of them has found this to be a valuable and rewarding experience - to go through the process of self-evaluation and receive constructive feedback about their business from our judges.

“Our local businesses are such a vital part of the Casey community and when they enjoy success and growth, the entire Casey community also benefits from more local jobs, increased services and a stronger, future-proofed local economy.”

This year’s Casey Business Awards were proudly supported by major sponsors, Zeemo and Bendigo Bank, category sponsors Mirvac, St John of God, MatchWorks, and media partner Star News Group.

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