Welcome to the Business Excellence Awards, presented by Be.Bendigo and Bendigo Bank.

On October 6, Rebecca Maddern hosted a dynamic and interactive on-screen event, where we announced our category winners, and the 2021 Business of the Year. 

See the Winners here

2021 Bendigo Bank Be.Bendigo Business Excellence Awards

For 28 years the awards have been an opportunity for Greater Bendigo businesses to reflect on current practices, achievements and receive recognition for their contribution to a vibrant Greater Bendigo.

Over the past six years the awards have been improved and developed by Be.Bendigo. The Bendigo Business Excellence Awards is the only awards program of its kind in the Greater Bendigo Region , and the 2021 program on October 6, will be a dynamic and interactive on-screen event.

Our major partner Bendigo Bank and all our category partners are committed to supporting the awards in 2021.

Business Awards Go Digital

Bendigo’s largest business awards event will move to a digital format on October 6, in response to Wednesday’s announcement limiting venues to just 10 people indoors. The Be Bendigo Bendigo Bank Business Excellence Awards were due to be held on September 23, after previously being postponed from August 6.

Be Bendigo CEO Dennis Bice advised “After much discussion, the awards committee believe that moving to a digital awards presentation is now the only option, and are assembling what we believe will be a dynamic, exciting and interactive on-screen awards experience”.


“The announcement of category winners, and the 2021 Business of the Year is well overdue, and in respect to our finalist and our category sponsors, we believe our winners should be announced as soon as possible”.

“We have assessed a number of digital delivery options, and will create an online event that is engaging, and provides access to a much broader audience to be part of the excitement”.

“We’re working to share supply opportunities with some of the local industries that have been hardest hit during the pandemic, including catering, hospitality and musicians, as we develop at-home awards meal packs for pre-order and entertainment.”

Further information about the awards format and supplier opportunities will be provided on the Bendigo Business Excellence Awards website at www.bbea.com.au in coming days.

“The awards committee and events team are working to release key information rapidly, however we do ask for patience and understanding as we navigate the new requirements and the third review of the awards format”. advised Mr Bice.

Entry Process

Congratulations McKean McGregor!

Winner 2019 Bendigo Bank Business of the Year Award.


The judges said McKean McGregor is a stand-out business that’s adapted with professionalism, precision and with an unwavering humble respect and deep understanding of customers. McKean McGregor gets its hands dirty, but somehow able to have all the polish of a world class firm and it is evident in brand, staff and ethos.


Nominations are now closed