Casey Cardinia Business Awards 2016

15 - Casey Cardinia Business Awards rushes 2016
Winners for the Casey Cardinia Business Awards 2016 were announced at a gala dinner held at the Cardinia Cultural Centre on Friday 16 September.It was a fantastic evening seeing Clyde based-businessAustralian Fresh Leaf Herbs take out top honours for 2016 being namedCasey Cardinia Business of the Year.            
Proud to be an Australian leading sustainable producer in horticulture specialising in herbs, cresses and edible flowers, Australian Fresh Leaf Herbs (AFLH) is a wonderful success story and truly worthy to be named Casey Cardinia Business of the Year for 2016.Founded in 2008 by Jan Vydra and William Pham, they aimed to deliver a new format for modern horticulture by using the latest technologies to make farming more appealing to urbanized societies, along with creating a unique experience in food and health by sustainably delivering nutritious edible plants for home cooks, professional chefs and health conscious consumers.
Since commencement, AFLH has expanded and diversified from producing 2,000 bunches of herbs with two employees, to current peak productions of 180,000 units per week with more than 50 employees from the local area.
Congratulations to Australian Fresh Leaf Herbs and to all the Casey Cardinia Business Awards winners for 2016.


Category winners

Agriculture & Food Award | Australian Fresh Leaf Herbs
Business & Professional Services Award | Successful Endeavours
Health, Education & Wellbeing Award | Hero Headquarters
Home-based Business Awards | Sam Michelle - Paintings
Hospitality Award | O.MY Restaurant
Manufacturer Award | Sterling Pumps
New Business Award | Casey Childcare Cardinia
Retailer Award | iBare Giftware
Social Enterprise Award | Waverley Industries
Tourism Award | Safir Tours
Trades & Construction Award | POWERPLANT Project Services
Environmental & Sustainability Award | Beaconsfield Dental
People's Choice Award | Enhance Yoga
Casey Cardinia Business of the Year | Australian Fresh Leaf Herbs 


The City of Casey and Cardinia Shire Council would like to thank all applicants of the 2016 Casey Cardinia Business Awards.  The quality of applications for this year's entries were even stronger than last years which is an incredible achievement given the high standard of last year and certainly made the determining of winners particularly difficult for our judges.Thank you to all of our Major Sponsors, Category and Support Sponsors who helped to make these awards, a special and memorable occasion for the regional business community.