This exciting new festival would not have been possible without the generous contributions from these local businesses...
We thank them for their support and endorsement.
Visit Ballarat is the peak tourism body for the Ballarat and surrounding region. A member-based not-for-profit tourism investment business, it is governed by an industry appointed, skills-based Board of Directors. The primary role of Visit Ballarat is to proactively market and promote Ballarat and surrounds as an irresistible tourism destination of choice in regional Victoria.
CITY OF BALLARAT
The City of Ballarat is proud to support high-quality events which contribute to helping the city lead the way in delivering unique events across regional Australia.
Ballarat is rapidly becoming known for its growing food & wine culture, and what better way to showcase this than with Plate Up Ballarat. May is shaping up to be a huge month with Ballarat Heritage Weekend also returning.
The Courier is a proud supporter of Plate Up Ballarat and presenting partner of The Ballarat Pie Competition. The dramatic expansion and diversity of the product offering in our city is testament to the high quality of produce now available to local hospitality operators.
At The Courier we're delighted to be able to share the stories of these local businesses with our audience.
NAB’s 60+ Ballarat staff provide service to many local clients in a diverse range of industries via nab’s Retail, Business Banking, Agribusiness and Financial Planning Departments. As well as proudly Sponsoring ‘Plate Up Ballarat’ and Other Community Events, NAB staff are regular and active volunteers with many local organisations & programs.
Federation University TAFE is sponsoring the Ballarat's Best Pie Competition, one of Plate Up Ballarat's main attractions. The competition will see some of our best students, restaurants and cafes slugging it out for their chance at the title. With a focus on local produce, the event encourages our local community to join forces in creating mouthwatering creations for visitors to devour.
Our experienced team provides valuable insight into the local property market and expert property management services. Directors Tony Douglass and Tim Valpied have strong links to the community and their passion inspires them to use their expertise to ensure its continued prosperity by delivery outstanding results for Ballarat’s property owners.
Crowe Horwath is very pleased to sponsor the inaugural Plate Up Ballarat – a fantastic “buy local” initiative celebrating the Ballarat region paddock to plate food industry, hospitality retailers and suppliers to this vibrant sector. As business and financial advisors to this sector we are excited to be involved with and support this spectacular month long program of events - Stuart Brehaut, Managing Partner
HEINZ & PARTNERS LAWYERS
As Ballarat's largest legal firm Heinz & Partners provide exceptional services. Centrally located in Ballarat, we have a reputation for offering value for money without compromising our prompt, personalised service to businesses and individuals alike. Our dedicated lawyers offer a comprehensive range of services which are second to none.Our Experience is your advantage.
The big ideas, the grand plans, you’ve got them. Our job is to make those ideas come to life – better and faster than ever before. Print without limits, because we know you don’t like to hear the word ‘no’. We recognised the need to change the way we print – produce it smarter and more economically, make it work harder. With advances in technology and innovation, we have evolved, delivering you the benefits. Long live the Revolution!
PETER StEVENS MOTORS + JEEP
With such a broad product mix we are able to offer vehicles to meet market demand. From the budget conscious through to commercial, four-wheel drive and luxury requirements Peter Stevens Motors has it covered. We see the ability to meet the needs of our customers as paramount in every area of the business. Our range covers approximately 50% of the private vehicle market in Ballarat.
From disposables to large commercial equipment, Reward Hospitality has all your hospitality supplies in one place. With 12 distribution centres and 14 stores nationwide, Reward Hospitality offers the latest tabletop, catering, janitorial, washroom and packaging solutions from around the globe. So whether you’re running a café, restaurant or bar, or need quality kitchenware, Reward is proud to deliver a world of ideas to you.