Casey Business Awards 2013 Pictures

Casey Business Awards

We finally have photos from the Casey Business Awards for 2013 so here they are.

 

Business And Professional Services Award 2013

Business And Professional Services Award 2013

The picture above is for the Business and Professional Services Award for 2013 and was presented by the Department of State Development, Business and Innovation DSDBI. If you have been keeping track, we have won this award 3 out of the past 4 years.

 

Innovation Award 2013

Innovation Award 2013

And this one is for the Casey Innovation Award for 2013 presented by Westfield Fountain Gate. As a Product Development company specialising in the creation of new technology based products, I had expected to be recognised for out Innovation in how we implement new Electronics Based products. However this time we were recognised for our marketing strategies and in particular our use of the Internet to both communicate with customers and for lead generation.

 

As you might know from my recent post on our wins at the Casey Business Awards 2013, this is the last year that these awards will be held. Next year the City of Casey and Cardinia Shire will hold joint awards, probably under the name of the Casey Cardinia Business Awards. I am hoping this proves to be an even better as an awards program.

 

Successful Endeavours specialise in Electronics Design and Embedded Software Development. Ray Keefe has developed market leading electronics products in Australia for nearly 30 years. This post is Copyright © 2013 Successful Endeavours Pty Ltd.

Casey Business Awards 2013

Casey Business Awards 2013

We found out in August that we were Casey Business Awards 2013 Finalists in 2 categories:

  • Business and Professional Services Award
  • Manufacturer of the Year

 

Tracey Curro

Tracey Curro

Tonight at the Casey Business Awards Gala Dinner our MC, Tracey Curro did an excellent job of running the night. And we were thoroughly entertained by Max Walker who told some of his story and left me with a very profound insight into success. 

Max Walker

Max Walker

 The part of his presentation that resonated with me was the story about winning his first baggy green cap as he made the Australian Cricket Team. He went home, put the cap on and showed his Dad. His Dad asked for the cap and then put it on. And in that moment Max knew that his dad had believed in him and hoped for him long before he had been able to do it for himself.

Wow. This night might be about success for some businesses in winning their specific categories, but it was equally a win for everyone who believed in each of those business owners or operators long before they had won anything themselves.

Casey Business Awards 2013 Winners

Back to the awards process.

We won the Business and Professional Services Award 2013. We were pretty stoked about that.

The Manufacturer of the Year went to WasTech Engineering. Since we are primarily a service to Australian Electronics Manufacturers by designing new products for them, I have been very pleased to even be a finalist in this category. We do manufacture products but never in competition with other local manufacturers.

It was also a great night for Wastech Engineering who ultimately took out Casey Business of the Year 2013. So well done. And this is the second year running that a local manufacturer has won the award and 3 of the 4 years were manufacturing related with us winning Casey Business of the Year 2010.

Casey Business Awards Winners 2013

Casey Business Awards Winners 2013

But it didn’t stop there as the judges handed out some additional awards. I’m pleased to announce that we also received the Casey Business Award 2013 for Innovation.

This is the final year of the Casey Business Awards. Next year they are combining with the Shire of Cardinia to hold the combined Casey Cardinia Business Awards. We will also be involved in that. The 2 councils working together should prove to be a tremendous success. I’m certainly looking forward to it.

And at the end of the night we got a shot with Max Walker. He really is a legend.

Ray Keefe, Junette Keefe & Max Walker

Ray Keefe, Junette Keefe & Max Walker

Successful Endeavours specialise in Electronics Design and Embedded Software Development. Ray Keefe has developed market leading electronics products in Australia for nearly 30 years. This post is Copyright © 2013 Successful Endeavours Pty Ltd.

Casey Business Awards 2013: Finalists

Business Awards Finalists 2013

We are pleased to announce we are finalists for the Casey Business Awards 2013.

Casey Business Awards

Casey Business Awards

The categories are:

  • Manufacturer of the Year
  • Business and Professional Services of the Year
Casey Business Awards Finalists 2013

Casey Business Awards Finalists 2013

The official announcement was made by the City of Casey on 21 August as Monash University Berwick Campus and also on the City of Casey website in their press release Casey Business Awards Finalists 2013. It was also covered by the Star News Group in their article Shortlist for Top Spot.

Casey Business Awards Finalist 2013

Casey Business Awards Finalist 2013

There will be a Gala Dinner to announce the winners on 17 October 2013 at Arthur Wren Hall in Hampton Park.

This past 4 years we have felt very supported by the Casey Economic Development Department who are doing an outstanding job of promoting and supporting local businesses. And it helps that we have been recipients for several awards including Casey Business of the Year in 2010 and current hold the Casey Business and Professional Services Award for 2012.

City Of Casey

City Of Casey

This is the final year for the City of Casey holding these awards. As of 2014 the Shire of Cardinia and the City of Casey will hold joint business awards. So one way or another, this is the end of an era.

It is also the beginning of another very exciting era with the councils working together to build the economy across their whole region. I’m convinced that a prosperous future requires this level of collaboration and not just individual councils working on their own and I congratulate both councils for choosing to work together to achieve just that, greater prosperity together than they can achieve individually.

Successful Endeavours specialise in Electronics Design and Embedded Software Development. Ray Keefe has developed market leading electronics products in Australia for nearly 30 years. This post is Copyright © 2013 Successful Endeavours Pty Ltd.

Casey Business and Professional Services Award 2012

Casey Business Awards 2012

Successful Endeavours were selected as finalists in 2 categories in the Casey Business Awards 2012 . The categories were:

 

  • Business and Professional Services
  • Manufacturer of the Year 

    Casey Business Awards Logo

    Casey Business Awards

The awards ceremony was held at a gala dinner event on 20 September 2012 at Arthur Wren Hall in Hampton Park.

 

Casey Business and Professional Services Award 2012

We are pleased to announce that we won the Business and Professional Services Award for 2012 which was presented by Ross Neilson of First National Real Estate who were the category sponsors.

 

Casey Business and Professional Services Award 2012

Casey Business and Professional Services Award 2012

It was another excellent evening hosted by the City of Casey and the Casey Economic Development Department. The guest presenter was Neil Mitchell of 3AW who covered a range of topics including the need for clear and upfront communications from politicians and public figures; and his admiration of small businesses and their contribution to the success of the nation.

 

Neil Mitchell

Neil Mitchell on 3AW

He also left us with some advice. Here is the summary:

 

  • Know your limitations
  • Keep trying harder regardless of what you have already achieved
  • Don’t take yourself too seriously
  • Don’t forget who you work for; serve them; do your best for them.

 

And our congratulations got to GAIA Skin Naturals as winners of both the Manufacturer of the Year and Casey Business of the Year for 2012.

 

The official winners announcement is at 2012 Casey Business Awards Winners.

 

There will be official pictures and videos released soon and I’ll post again once they are available.

 

And the sponsors for the Business and Professional Services Award are actually 4 separate companies under one banner. Here are the domains for each:

 

 

Successful Endeavours specialise in Electronics Design and Embedded Software Development. Ray Keefe has developed market leading electronics products in Australia for nearly 30 years. This post is Copyright © 2012 Successful Endeavours Pty Ltd

Casey Business Awards 2011

Manufacturer of the Year: Finalist

In 2010 we were also finalists for Casey Manufacturer of the Year and we achieved that again in 2011 at the Casey Business Awards.

 

Electronics Manufacturer

Casey Manufacturer Of The Year Finalist 2011

Our congratulations go to Rex Vandenberg and the team at Injectronics for their win as Casey Manufacturer of the Year 2011. Very much deserved and a classic example of an Innovative Australian Electronics Manufacturer.

 

For those who know us well, we are not primarily an Electronics Manufacturer but provide the Electronics Design and Embedded Software Development for new or improved products for Australian Electronics Manufacturers. Another way of saying this is that we are R&D, Research and Development, for hire. And we sometimes also handle production logistics where that suits our clients since we have all the contacts and know all the processes. So I was very pleased to be recognised for how good our Electronics Manufacturing capability really is. Manufacturing is the largest economic sector in Casey and we were recognised as being in the top 3 manufacturers at the Casey Business Awards in 2011. This is also a good reason why the clients we serve end up with outstanding Electronics Designs that are well suited to Low Cost Electronics Manufacture; we understand Electronics Manufacturing.

 

Now if only they had a category for Electronics Design

 

Casey Business of the Year 2011

 

MadCap Cafe

MadCap Cafe

Congratulations to MadCap Cafe for their win as Casey Business of the Year for 2011. As winners of Casey Business of the Year 2010 we know what a boost this can be to a business and I particularly liked their focus on making coffee to provide employment and opportunities to those suffering from mental illness.

 

Electronics Design

From the team at Successful Endeavours, recently recognised nationally for our Electronics Design capability with a win for Electronics News Future Award: Industrial Electronics, we would like to thank our suppliers, clients and supporters for being part of the journey of supporting Australian Electronics Manufacturers in 2011. And the year isn’t over yet!

 

Arend Carter, Junette Keefe and Ray Keefe

Electronics Design Team at Successful Endeavours

 

Successful Endeavours specialise in Electronics Design and Embedded Software Development. Ray Keefe has developed market leading electronics products in Australia for nearly 30 years. This post is Copyright © 2011 Successful Endeavours Pty Ltd