The Melbourne Market Awards are back in 2014, once again recognising excellence in market trading across the Markets of Melbourne.This year MYOB is the proud sponsor of these awards.
Voting opened on Monday and ends on July 31. Market-goers can vote by completing and submitting a form in one of the many voting boxes around the Markets of Melbourne, or online at marketsofmelbourne.com.au.
The MYOB Melbourne Market Awards present a valuable opportunity for Market traders to be recognised for their hard work and dedication to quality, excellence and a great experience.
With four new categories this year, voters will determine their ‘Favourite’ Market traders across 12 different classifications from each Market. Market ‘Favourites’ will then go on to be in the running for the title of Melbourne’s ‘Best’ Market trader in their category.
Melbourne’s ‘Best’ Market traders are chosen by an expert panel of judges who judge trader performance based on a number of factors. These include; freshness of produce (where relevant), presentation, and customer service.
This year’s esteemed judges will be Executive Director of the Australian Retail Association (ARA), Russell Zimmerman, Head Chef and Owner of Saint Crispin and The Estelle, Scott Pickett, and TV presenter and food journalist, Arabella Forge.
Categories for 2014
- Poultry & Game
- Fruit & Vegetables
- Specialty Food
- Eateries – NEW!
- Nursery & Flowers – NEW!
- Fashion & Accessories – NEW!
- Services – NEW!
All voters also go in the draw to WIN 1 of 12 $200 Markets shopping vouchers. Head online for details.
Market ‘Favourites’ will be announced on August 8 with Melbourne’s ‘Best’ Market Traders revealed on September 7 at the exclusive MYOB Melbourne Market Awards ceremony, part of Market Week 2014 (September 6 – 14).
About the Markets of Melbourne: The Markets of Melbourne is a collective between four of Melbourne’s longest running cultural icons – Prahran Market, Queen Victoria Market, Dandenong Market and South Melbourne Market. We aim to educate consumers about the many benefits of market shopping. This enables our valued shoppers to make informed decisions about the freshness and quality of the food they consume and the environmental, social and economic impact of their shopping choices. Our passionate market traders educate customers on recipes and seasonal tips to complement the freshness of their produce.
About MYOB: Established in 1991, MYOB is Australia’s leading accounting software provider. It makes life easier for approximately 1.2 million businesses across Australia and New Zealand by simplifying accounting, payroll, tax, CRM, websites, job costing, practice management, inventory and more. MYOB also provides ongoing client support via many channels including a network of over 40,000 accountants, bookkeepers and other consultants. It is committed to ongoing innovation, particularly in cloud computing solutions, and spends more than AU$35 million annually on research and development.
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