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.
Mercedes-Benz Ballarat is the longest established independent dealer franchise in Victoria for Mercedes-Benz Passenger Vehicles, having been appointed in 1960 and has been continuously selling, servicing and providing spare parts for the market ever since. Come to visit our brand new showroom on Main Road to see the wide range of premium passenger and commercial vehicles.
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.
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.
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 Springhill Farm story has been developing for nearly 30 years and the richness of the experience is reflected in the quality of the products we produce today.
The people behind Springhill Farm are your down to earth farming types who aim to make good food with natural ingredients for everyone to enjoy.
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.
Findex 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 story of Mr Black starts in 2013 with a chance meeting between Philip Moore, one of Australia’s foremost distillers, and Tom Baker, coffee-nerd and designer. “Holy f**k, this is delicious”, Tom exclaimed after taking a swig of Philip’s coffee liqueur, “every bar world needs a bottle of this”. Together, they founded Mr Black Roasters & Distillers in August 2013 with a simple mission: take Australia’s coffee culture into the night.
As Ballarat's peak regional tourism marketing and development organisation, Visit Ballarat is a membership based, not-for-profit incorporated association.
We are here for our members, and our mission is to grow tourism for our members' mutual benefit. Visit Ballarat members conduct business in sectors including accommodation, attractions, tour operators, wineries, restaurants, retail and others.