Breath test innovator best at Hume Business Awards

A Tullamarine company whose innovative product has helped to reduce drunken behaviour on Australia’s streets has been named Hume’s 2015 Business of the Year.

Breathometer Corporation took out the top honour at the Hume Business Awards on Thursday 22 October 2015 at the Park Royal Melbourne Airport.

The ceremony’s other major prize, the Hume Business Leader Award, was won by Emilio De Lorso, the managing director of Campbellfield’s Della Rosa Fresh Foods.

A total of 14 Hume businesses received awards, in categories that included retail, small business, customer service, and innovation and enterprise.

Hume Mayor, Councillor Adem Atmaca, said Breathometer Corporation was a great example of an innovative business.

“Breathometer Corporation manufactures machines which enable people to determine their blood alcohol level before they make a decision about whether to drive a car,” Cr Atmaca said.

“The business installs the machines in licensed venues across several Australian states, and continues to refine and upgrade its technology.

“In the past 18 months, Breathometer Corporation has developed a brand new BM8 model, and their instruments are recognised for improving road safety.

“Breathometer Corporation’s machines have reduced the number of drunken arrests at events like the Southern 80 ski race in Echuca, because the devices help people to become aware of how intoxicated they are.”

Breathometer Corporation commenced in 1985 and has moved from a small factory in Essendon to a modern manufacturing base in Tullamarine, a change which has helped the business to expand its operations.

Cr Atmaca said the firm had kept pace with its market, a factor which was also behind the success of Emilio De Lorso.

“Our 2015 Hume Business Leader continues to grow Della Rosa Traditional Fresh Foods at a rapid rate,” he said.

“Emilio De Lorso has built a family company that is passionate about pizza, and continues to cultivate new flavours and textures.

“In just five years, Emilio has advanced a product that consumers can now buy in Woolworths, Coles, and IGA.

“The company’s growth is breathtaking, with Della Rosa Traditional Fine Foods now a supplier of pizza to mainland China.

“Emilio has driven a focus on personalised service, and his business now adapts its products to suit the tastes of people in different markets around the world.

“The firm is a very welcome resident of Freeman Street in Campbellfield, and Emilio should be so proud of the way he has provided jobs to many, many people.”

The Hume Business Awards celebrate businesses that produce a quality product or service, as well as entities that demonstrate excellent customer service.

Cr Atmaca said it was vital to honour Hume’s businesses.

“The business leaders in Hume who put everything on the line to innovate and take risks are the drivers of prosperity in our community,” he said.

“Hume is fortunate to be home to a range of different industries, such as transport, manufacturing, tourism, and retail.

“I want to celebrate those businesses that create job opportunities.”

Hume City Council supports businesses with a range of activities, including business breakfasts, training workshops, and the recruitment of local workers.

The full list of winners in the 2015 Hume Business Awards is below.

CATEGORY FINALISTS

CATEGORY WINNER

Café & Restaurants

  • Ribs & Burgers
  • Zin Viet Vietnamese Street Food

 

 

  • Zin Viet Vietnamese Street Food

Customer Service

  • Horne Street Chiropractic Centre
  • Rockleigh Tours
  • Mantra Tullamarine
  • TJM Sunbury

  • Horne Street Chiropractic Centre

Export

  • Della Rosa Fresh Foods

  • Della Rosa Fresh Foods

Human Resources

  • Cummins South Pacific
  • Centastaff  Recruitment

 

  • Cummins South Pacific

Industry Education Engagement

  • McMahon Osborne Group
  • NDZ Industries Pty Ltd
  • Cummins South Pacific
  • Australian Community Logistics

  • NDZ Industries Pty Ltd

Innovation and Enterprise

  • Kitchen Innovations
  • Sustainable Construction Services
  • Breathometer
  • Salt Room Café
  • Johnson Matthey Australia
  • Essential Imaging

  • Kitchen Innovations

Manufacturing - Small

  • NDZ Industries
  • Breathometer Corporation Pty Ltd

  • Breathometer Corporation Pty Ltd

Manufacturing  - Large

  • Kitchen Innovations
  • Concept Caravans
  • Nova Caravans
  • Johnson Matthey Australia

  • Concept Caravans

New and Emerging Small Business

  • Triple J Financial Planning
  • Zin Viet Vietnamese Street Food
  • Sustainable Solar Services
  • Salt Room Café
  • Tuckbox Design

  • Salt Room Café

Professional Services

  • Triple J Financial Planning
  • Ray White Craigieburn
  • McMahon Osborne Group
  • Centastaff Recruitment
  • Raine & Horne Sunbury

  • McMahon Osborne Group

Retail

  • Spec Savers
  • TJM Sunbury

  • TJM Sunbury Pty Ltd

Small Business

  • Ribs & Burgers
  • Tuckbox Design
  • Eco Master
  • Essential Imaging

  • Essential Imaging Pty Ltd

Sustainability

  • Sustainable Solar Services
  • Sustainable Construction Services
  • ecoMaster Pty Ltd

  • ecoMaster Pty Ltd

Tourism & Hospitality

  • Rockleigh Tours
  • Animal Land
  • Mantra Tullamarine Hotel

  • Mantra Tullamarine Hotel

Business Leader

  • Emilio De Lorso

Della Rosa Fresh Foods

 

Business of the Year

  • Breathometer Corporation Pty Ltd

Posted on 12:00 AM, 23 October 2015


Updated : 3:09 PM, 23 October 2015

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