THE high calibre of Monash businesses was praised at the Monash Business Awards gala dinner and presentation night on August 3.

Local businesses who had been nominated at the two-monthly Monash Business Awards breakfasts, held through the year, were eligible for recognition in six categories.

Monash mayor Tom Morrissey said the awards highlighted the variety, innovation and calibre of local businesses.

Award winners were: Kinchrome (Award for Excellence), Creative Power Technologies (Innovation Award), Fairchild Fasteners (Export Award), Robot Trading (Small Business Award), David Israel, photographer (Micro Business Award), and Lockwood Security Products (Overall Winner).