Business chamber reveals award shortlist

August 4, 2022 BY

In-home care and companionship service Home Instead Geelong shone brightly at last year's Geelong Business Excellence Awards taking out three awards, including the coveted title of Business of the Year.

GEELONG Chamber of Commerce has announced finalists for its prestigious Business Excellence Awards.

Local business leaders will gather at GMHBA Stadium on October 27 to crown 2022 winners across 20 categories for organisations and individuals.

CentreStage Managing Director David Greenwood, Geelong Authority chair Diana Taylor, Gordon TAFE CEO Joe Ormeno, Cabinets by Computer general manager Justin Collins and Geelong Business Club president Maree Herath are in the running to be named Business Leader of the Year.

A field of three will also contest the Young Entrepreneur of the Year: publican Cam O’Keefe, hairdressing business owner Lee-Anne Campigli and psychotherapist Shannon Bowman.

Dozens of Geelong region businesses have won recognition as finalists in a host of business award categories. See below for a full list of nominees.

The chamber said it was thrilled with the quality and depth of entries for this year’s awards, with nominations up 20 per cent compared with the previous year.

“This is a huge testament to our incredible clever, creative and connected Geelong business community,” the chamber stated.

“Whilst not all entrants can proceed as finalists, the process allows all businesses to review and reflect on their business operations and potentially gain valuable insights and identify new key business improvements.”

Tickets are now on sale for October’s presentation night.

2022 Geelong Business Excellence Award finalists


13th Beach Health Services

Accessible Accommodation

Adventure Park

AMD Hairdressing

Ardour Electrical

Arthur Reed Photos

Bare Skin and Body Clinic

Barwon Occupational Therapy

Bellarine Community Support Register Inc

Belington Estate

Bree Gorman Consulting

Cabinets by Computer

CentreStage Pty Ltd

Childs Play ELC

Coastyle Building Solutions

Corio Village – Retpro

Cottage by the Sea Queenscliff Inc

Cotton On Distribution Centre

Crew Faced Makeup Artistry

Custom Neon

CX Video

del Rios Winery & Restaurant

Doll House Hair Artistry

Engels Floyd & Associates

Enterprise Monkey

Event Kit

Evolution Design Agency

Fit as FX

Five Graces Photography Pty Ltd

Frank n Al Chai

Geelong Ballooning

Geelong Bank

Geelong Insurance Brokers

Geelong Property Hub

Geelong Real Estate Co

Grip 6 Pty Ltd

High eight home & living

Higher Mark – Geelong Cats

HPS Tech

Jibber Jabber Allied Health Pty Ltd

Kardinia International College

Lara Village Dental

Liberty Financial

Life is Worth Living

Master Your Money Now

MultiSkills Training

Ocean Education Australia T/As Scubabo Dive Victoria

Pre Loved Geelong


ReOvenise Pty Ltd

Splatters Cheese Bar

Stylin’ Dogs

Sugar Images

The 18th Amendment Bar

The Proven Group

The Salary Packaging People

The Streets Barbershop

Think Strategic

True South Film

Viewpoint Digital Media

Walker Safety Services

You’re Gorgeous Hair & Beauty

Zacale Pty Ltd (T/A McDonald’s Geelong North, McDonald’s Geelong Corio Village and McDonalds Geelong Central)


David Greenwood

Diana Taylor

Joe Ormeno

Justin Collins

Maree Herath


Cam O’Keefe

Lee-Anne Campigli

Shannon Bowman