The Melbourne Business Network 3000+ Awards is Melbourne’s premier Awards Program for small business. Since 2004, the B3000+ Awards have been recognising and celebrating the endeavours and achievements of independent businesses located within the City of Melbourne that contribute to the commercial success and unique, vibrant fabric of the City.

Over the past 15 years, various Melbourne based businesses have won a B3000+ Award resulting in increased exposure of their business and recognition of its achievements by Melbourne’s business community. Past Awards winners have included: KISA Pty Ltd, Aqua Trophic, Pongolabs, Ausmed Education, Mork Chocolate, Polaris Communications, Starnet Systems (StarRez), Enspire Australia, KeepCup, STREAT, Melbourne City Rooftop Honey, Rightship and Chin Communications just to name a few.

The 2020 MBN B3000+ Awards were launched on 20 February 2020 by the Deputy Lord Mayor Arron Wood.


2020 NOMINATIONS OPEN NOW – Details here

The B3000 Awards was the start of a great journey. The encouragement to participate in those awards helped us to provide some great recognition for our team. It helped give us the confidence to enter the Victorian Governors Export Awards (which we won 2 years in a row), and the iAwards (which we won State and Nationally). Today we are proud to be the sponsor of the award named in memory of our founder Alan Knipe. Alan had a passion for innovation and would be incredibly proud to see the continued success of B3000 helping recognize great Melbourne success stories.

Personally I enjoyed the process of entering the awards which forced me to reflect on our achievements, our goals and the journey so far. I highly encourage others to consider these awards.

Travis Knipe
Chief Executive Officer, StarRez (Winner 2012 Business of the Year)

The 2019 B3000+ Awards presentation was held at Quay West Suites, 26 Southbank Avenue, Southbank. The awards were presented by The Hon. Adem Somyurek, Minister for Local Government and Minister for Small Business.

2019 Winners:
2019 Business of the Year Award: Kinfolk
2019 Category Winners:
Alan Knipe Starrez Innovation Award: 3 Phase Marketing
New Business Award: Middleton Group
Female Entrepreneur Award (Sponsored by Small Business Victoria): Michelle Redfern
Social Enterprise Award: Kinfolk

2020 NOMINATIONS OPEN NOW – details here

There are four categories that businesses and individuals can be nominated. The “B3000+ Business of the Year Award 2020” will be selected from one of the award category winners.

The MBN B3000+ Awards Program is proudly partnered by City of Melbourne.