Digital Broadmeadows business recognised at business gongs

A Broadmeadows technologies business which builds products responsible for handling 40 per cent of the world’s mobile calls has been recognised as the Business of the Year at this year’s Hume Business Awards 2017.

Click here to see all the winners and finalists

Hume Mayor, Councillor Drew Jessop said DEK Technologies took out the major award for its innovation and leadership in the technologies industry, which included work on the latest 5G mobile infrastructure products.

“DEK Technologies is one of a few technology companies in the region with specialist knowledge to develop products, tools and protocols - that puts it in a unique and powerful position in the telecommunications industry,” Cr Jessop said.

“Starting as a group of just three engineers and now employing around 400 people, DEK Technologies are a remarkable example of Hume City’s rapidly-growing digital industry.

“As further recognition of the business, DEK Technologies were also winners of the Export Business Award and Professional Services Award.”

A Coolaroo defence armour manufacturer and a Sunbury landscaping business were also among a range of Hume businesses to be recognised at the annual event.

DVR Engineering, a manufacturer of precision armour components for the Defence Industry was awarded the Manufacturing (Large) Business Award, while Love it Landscaping and its Managing Director Troy Lovett won the Small Business Award and Business Leader Award respectively.

Other Hume Business Award winners for 2017 include (full list on page 3):

  • Burgies Burgers (Café/Restaurant Award)
  • Telstra Store Broadmeadows (Customer Service Award)
  • Western Water (Diversity Award)
  • Living Legends (Education and Workplace Learning Award and Tourism and Hospitality Award)
  • Willow Ware Australia (Human Resources Award)
  • South Pacific Laundry (Innovation)
  • Integra Systems (Manufacturing – Small Award)
  • Craigieburn Martial Arts (New and Emerging Business Award)
  • Specsavers Sunbury (Retail Award)
  • Sussex Taps (Sustainability Award)

Councillor Jessop said he was honoured to host the event, which will be one of the last as his mayoral term draws to an end, and recognised the contribution of Hume businesses to the City.

“Hume businesses employ over 100,000 people, making a strong contribution to the local, state and national economy and that fact alone deserves recognition.

"The range of businesses in Hume is remarkable; from manufacturers to transport and logistics; from hospitality to retail; and those exporting to those seeking to export,” Cr Jessop said.

“I have been most fortunate to visit many of these businesses in Hume over the past 12 months.

“At every visit, I have been very impressed by the range of activity and breadth of innovation happening right on our doorstep.”

Councillor Jessop encouraged local businesses to take part in the upcoming Hume Business Breakfast event on Friday 17 November.

The upcoming event will feature award-winning sports journalist Gerard Whateley, in conversation with Richmond Tigers AFLW Operations Manager Kate Sheahan.

“Hume City Council has a range of business events throughout the year which help support your organisation,” Cr Jessop said.

“The upcoming Business Breakfast event is one such opportunity for businesses to network, expand client bases, access current information, and to hear from inspiring guest speakers.”

Gerard Whateley has been recognised multiple times by the Australian Sports Commission Media Awards, and the AFL Football Media Awards, winning their highest honour, the Alf Brown Trophy in 2017.

Come along to hear Gerard and Kate discuss insights and memorable moments of the 2017 AFLW and AFL season and Grand Final, anecdotes from Gerard’s Olympics and Melbourne Cup coverage, and observations on what makes a winning culture.

For more information about the Hume Business Breakfast event with Gerard Whateley and Kate Sheahan, visit:

Hume Business Awards 2017

Business Leader Award Winner: Troy Lovett (Love It Landscaping)

Business of the Year Award Winner:    DEK Technologies

Cafés & Restaurants Award Finalists
Burgies Burgers
Mantra Tullamarine
The Corner Store

Winner: Burgies Burgers

Customer Service Award Finalists
Ace Airport Parking
Telstra Store Broadmeadows
Home Grown
Nova Caravans

Winner: Telstra Store Broadmeadows

Diversity Award Finalists
Craigieburn Martial Arts Centre
Western Water
Willow Ware Australia

Winner: Western Water

Education & Workplace Learning Award Finalists
Forever Friends
Hume Whittlesea Local Learning Employment Network
Kumon Roxburgh Park Education Centre
Living Legends
Nova Caravans

Winner: Living Legends

Export Award Winner

DEK Technologies

Human Resources Award Finalists
Centastaff Workforce Solutions
Western Water
Willow Ware Australia

Winner: Willow Ware

Innovation Awards Finalists
Integra Systems
Little Innoscents
Love It Landscaping
Procal Dairies
South Pacific Laundry

Winners: South Pacific Laundry

Manufacturing – Small Award Finalists
Hypersonic Industries
Integra Systems
Minipack International

Winner: Integra Systems

Manufacturing - Large Award Finalists
DVR Engineering
Franklin Caravans
Nova Caravans
Sussex Taps
Willow Ware Australia

Winner: DVR Engineering

New and Emerging Business Award Finalists
Craigieburn Martial Arts
Kumon Roxburgh Park Education Centre
The Corner Store Café

Winner: Craigieburn Martial Arts

Professional Services Award Finalists
Bookkeeping Relief
DEK Technologies
McMahon Osborne Group
Triple J Financial Planning

Winner: DEK Technologies

Retail Award Finalists
Bali Abundance
Telstra Store Broadmeadows
Home Grown
Specsavers Sunbury

Winner: Specsavers Sunbury

Small Business Award Finalists
Agrison Australia
CarsRus Australia
Craigieburn Martial Arts Centre
Love It Landscaping
McMahon Osborne Group

Winner: Love it Landscaping

Sustainability Award Finalists
CMA Ecocycle
Franklin Caravans
South Pacific Laundry
Sussex Taps

Winner: Sussex Taps

Tourism & Hospitality Award Finalists
Ace Airport Parking
Living Legends
Mantra Tullamarine Hotel

Winner: Living Legends 


Posted on 11:30 AM, 30 October 2017

Updated : 12:38 PM, 30 October 2017

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