Finalist – 2018 Geelong Business Excellence Awards

Essential Property Solutions



After making Finalist in the 2017 Geelong Business Excellence Awards, we followed up in 2018 and made it as a Finalist in two categories, particularly proud to be announced as a Finalist in the Customer Service category.

We work hard to deliver a boutique and personalized serviced to our clients, and it was terrific to have this recognized by the panel of Judges of business leaders. The Presentation Gala Dinner was held at The Pier on the Geelong waterfront on 26th July 2018, with a capacity crowd of Geelong business owners and leaders attended.

The following day local paper the ‘Geelong Indy’ published coverage of the evening and articles on Finalists and Awards Winners.

Here’s the Article on Essential Property Solutions published after the Geelong Business Excellence Awards. 


Keeping people safe is what drives Essential Property Solutions managing director Louise Doedee.
“We help minimise the risks for commercial property owners, protect their building asset and help make sure the occupants are safe,” she says.

A Finalist in the 2018 Geelong Business Excellence Awards’ Micro Business and Customer Service Categories, Essential Property Solutions assists Owners and Managers  with compliance  and essential safety measures (ESMs).

“Under the building regulations ESMs apply to all commercial buildings”, Louise explains  “All these buildings have safety elements and equipment,”

ESMs cover items including fire equipment and emergency exit lighting to protect the safety of occupants.

“All those things need to be tested and inspected regularly,” Louise says.

Some aspects, like fire extinguishers might be obvious, others are less visible.
Up to 99 per cent of owners are unaware of their mandatory obligations under the regulations, Louise estimates.
“We provide services which help make essential safety measures compliance easier,” she says.
Essential Property Solutions provides quarterly egress inspections and arranges other inspections and testing to protect buildings owners from hefty fines for non-compliance.

Congratulations to all Winners, especially Geelongs own SupaTramp for taking out the major award.

Thanks to the Chamber of Commerce, the Business Awards Team for staging the Awards and to the Sponsors  and Judges who made it all possible.