Melbourne’s premier Business Awards Program for companies and individuals was launched
@ 6pm on 20 February 2020 by Deputy Lord Mayor, Arron Wood, at the Rendezvous Hotel

Managed by the Melbourne Business Network, the B3000+ Awards have been celebrating the endeavours and successes of businesses in the Municipality of Melbourne since 2004, across all precincts.

MBN Members can enquire with Anita Bowtell:
If you are not a member, join now so you can enter the 2020 B3000+ Awards.


2019 Business of the Year Award winner Kinfolk, write:

Kinfolk is Melbourne CBD’s only cafe, catering and venue space which is a Social Enterprise. We were beyond excited to receive the Melbourne Business Network’s B3000+ Award for Social Enterprise and the prestigious Business of the Year Award. Co-founder and CEO Jarrod Briffa said that,
“The aim with Kinfolk was to positively promote conscious consumerism while creating more inclusive communities. We couldn’t be more humbled for our team, including our volunteers, for the recognition of both our social enterprise and business success.”
These awards stand proudly in our Kinfolk Cafe so that all who are part of our success can enjoy our success. The awards have given us such a fantastic opportunity to promote all we do to corporate Melbourne.
Thank you for the wonderful opportunity. I encourage all business to participate in the Awards program. It is simple and so incredibly worthwhile.
– Di Schmidtke, Business Development Executive, Events by Kinfolk


2019 B3000+ Award for New Business category winner Middletons writes:

In 2019, we were humbled to receive the coveted B3000+ Award for New Businesses. It is an honour to receive an award of this pedigree, it truly recognises the dedication of our team and all the work we have done. Additionally, the awards ceremony itself proved to be a fantastic event as it allowed us to connect with leaders across various industries. This platform has ultimately given us access to mentors, networks and the potential for external funding to support our growth. We would like to thank the Melbourne Business Network (MBN) for giving Middleton Group the opportunity to be part of a fantastic initiative which provides support to all of Melbourne’s businesses and start-ups alike.”
Thanks again for organising!
– Steve Smith, Undergraduate Electrical Engineer, Middleton Group

2019 B3000+ Awards were held 5.30pm on Thursday 27th of June, 2019.
Awards presented by The Hon. Adem Somyurek, Minister for Local Government and Minister for Small Business were:
2019 Business of the Year Award: Kinfolk
2019 Category Winners:
Alan Knipe StarRez Innovation Award: 3 Phase Marketing
New Business Award: Middleton Group
Female Entrepreneur Award (Sponsored by Small Business Victoria): Michelle Redfern
Social Enterprise Award: Kinfolk