Celebrating the best in business


Congratulations to this year’s Maroondah Business Excellence Award winners!

Building Better Brains Australia took out the prestigious 2023 Business of the Year award during the Maroondah Business Excellence Awards Gala Dinner on Thursday 26 October at Karralyka.

Building Better Brains supports growth, reconnection and recovery in children who struggle with mental health, social skills, self-esteem, anxiety, anger and regulation. The team aims to educate and empower parents, teachers and mental health professionals by using evidence-based strategies. They deliver brain-wise, trauma-smart approaches to therapy, teaching, training and learning, with a focus on play and creativity, in order to build resilient, flexible and emotionally intelligent young minds that are capable and confident.

Sian Chambers-Vallance, CEO and Manager, and Tony Vallance, Co-Owner, accepted the award.
“We were in shock when we received the Business of the Year Award! We feel incredibly humbled and grateful for the opportunity and also the experience. The act of being seen by other amazing businesses and the judging panel, because we are doing something ‘left of field’, is a humbling and powerful moment to have as business owners,” they said.

“We are also thankful and grateful for our amazing team, who are helping us to create this vision of building a better world for others, and also our clients, who have supported us along the way.

“We can't wait to see how this newest chapter unfolds for Building Better Brains and how it helps us to benefit our community even further.” 

Building Better Brains was also announced as the category winner for Education, Training, Health and Lifestyle, which recognises excellence associated with education, training, health and lifestyle businesses.

Visit www.buildingbetterbrains.com.au for more information.