SwanCare joins Hall of Fame at the 2020 Vic Park Business Awards

Published on 17 July 2020

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The Vic Park Business Awards are a celebration of entrepreneurship and innovation which recognise the contributions of local businesses in the Town of Victoria Park.  

This year the celebrations took place via video due to COVID-19 restrictions, and saw several local businesses receive the coveted awards, including SwanCare who were inducted into the Vic Park Business Hall of Fame.  

SwanCare has a vibrant and welcoming community offering retirement living, residential aged care and home care services in Bentley.   

A business is inducted into the Hall of Fame when they have made a significant contribution to the Vic Park community over a long period of time, something SwanCare has achieved in the decades it has called the Town home.  

Town of Victoria Park Mayor Karen Vernon said “SwanCare has been a leader in aged care services and retirement living in Western Australia for almost 60 years.   

“Over the years, SwanCare has collaborated on many projects with the Town of Victoria Park, cementing its place as a key stakeholder and leader in our local community.  We are very proud to have such a trusted and innovative organisation within our Town helping seniors to live and age well.  Congratulations SwanCare!” 

SwanCare CEO Graham Francis said “In our 60th year this tremendous accolade from the Town of Vic Park validates SwanCare’s strong community leadership as we continue to enrich the lives of our residents.” 

The winners of each category are:

Business Hall of Fame  

  • Swan Care  

Business of the Year Award, sponsored by 360 Degree Recruitment  

  • Archer St Physiotherapy Centre   

Business of the Year is awarded to a business that has excelled in numerous areas in the past year and has contributed to our community.   


Best New Business Award, sponsored by Liberty   

  • Next Practice GP  

Since opening in mid-2019, Next Practice GP has adopted a number of technological innovations to improve patient experience.  The judges were also impressed by their strong long-term goal for growth, and a desire to continue research and training.  


Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality, sponsored by Archer St Physiotherapy Centre  

  • Social Manna  

Social Manna sprang onto the Albany Highway café strip in 2018.  Their menu, whilst offering high-quality familiar options, also focuses on creative alternative brunch offerings, setting them apart from others.  

Community Connection Award, sponsored by Hawaiian  

  • Archer St Physiotherapy Centre  

Archer St Physiotherapy Centre has been involved in numerous community fundraisers and initiatives. They also contribute to the vibrancy of Vic Park by supporting grassroots organisations. 

Digital Innovation Award, sponsored by Park Dental Centre  

  • Galactic Co-operative   

Galactic Co-operative develops innovative devices with extremely long service lives, saving capital expenditure, preventing downtime and data loss, whilst significantly reducing landfill.   

Excellence in Marketing Award, sponsored by Acton Victoria Park  

  • Archer St Physiotherapy Centre   

By creating a marketing plan based on their target audience, Archer St Physiotherapy Centre were able to use data to evaluate their marketing initiatives. This helped them achieve their goals and develop a strong connection with their customers. 


Excellence in Access and Inclusion Award, sponsored by PeopleSmart 

  • Archer St Physiotherapy Centre  

The team worked towards making their services accessible to people from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds. They have also taken steps to ensure the building is accessible with the inclusion of ramps and signage.  


People’s Choice Award, sponsored by Baston and Co. Property  

  • Social Manna  

All businesses nominated for awards had the chance to win. However, what truly makes this award unique is the winner is voted for by the Vic Park community. 

Congratulations to all the winners.  

The Town of Victoria Park would also like to thank all the community members who nominated a business, the award sponsors and all businesses who work towards making the Town a dynamic place for everyone.  

To watch the full award ceremony head to victoriapark.wa.gov.au/businessawards