The Warwick Chamber of Commerce Inc will be celebrating Queensland Small Business Week with the launch of the local 2018 Business Excellence Awards, on Friday 1stJune.
Nominations and ticket sales will open on Friday 1stJune, and can be accessed through the links below:
Head over to the nomination form here.
Tickets can be purchased here: https://warwicktickets.com.au/event/7179
Chamber President Julia Keogh says that the “Business Excellence Awards (BEA) team have been meeting regularly over the past five months to plan the 2018 local business event of the year. Once again, the Awards night will be held at the historic Warwick Town Hall, on the 8thof September, with the BlueBird Kitchen and Bar providing the three course, specially designed menu. We are thrilled to be able to showcase our talented local businesses including DD Event Party Hire who will transform the interior of the Town Hall and C & K Photography, who will be taking formal and informal pics on the night, to capture the essence of this year’s Rock’n’Roll theme Shake It Up”.
Ms Keogh says “when Rock’n’Roll burst onto the music industry in the late ’40s and early ’50s, it was driven by technology: the first electric guitar, the production of the 12 inch long phonograph record and the transistor radio; popular culture and was viewed as a disruptive influence. Since 1995, the term ‘disruptive innovation’ has been used to describe often very small businesses who have successfully focused on addressing the unmet needs of customers, with a strong focus on the use of technology, worldwide shared cultural norms and communication capabilities which have broken down distance and time barriers.
The Warwick Chamber of Commerce Inc Executive are committed to shaking things up a little, to enable us to provide representation on a local, state and national level, supporting initiatives that recognise and enhance our regional economy, by providing robust support to local businesses and the community sector. The Business Excellence Awards are one way for the Chamber to showcase a range of local businesses working in:
- Hospitality & Tourism
- Manufacturing, Construction and Trades
- Retail, Wholesale and Distribution
- Training, Education and Development
- Health & Wellbeing
- Professional Services
- Community Services sectors
in addition to Awards for Best New Business, the prestigious Warwick Chamber of Commerce Inc Platinum and Business of the Year Awards.
Ms Keogh said, “In keeping with the rock n roll music theme, the ‘Top Ten’ sponsors for the Awards Night are BEST Employment, Coles, Condamine Medical Centre, Telstra Store Warwick, SDRC, Steele’s Bakery, DD Event and Party Hire, Local Tickets and the Warwick Daily News. The support of our sponsors to recognise and celebrate outstanding local businesses is greatly appreciated, and we are really looking forward to coming together for a fantastic night out on the 8thSeptember”.
Winners of the 2017 Heritage Bank Warwick Business Excellence Awards are as follows:
|Agriculture||Kelvin Falls Family Farm||Lister Irrigation|
|Best New Business||Rose City Premium Meats||Southern Downs Regional Council||Hair Kreations|
|Community Services||GoodStart Early Learning||Darryl Evans Real Estate||SDIEA|
|Health & Wellbeing||The Physiotherapy Centre||ANZ Bank||Southern Downs Skin & Laser Clinic|
|Hospitality & Tourism||Warwick Motor Inn||BEST Employment||Cherrabah Resort|
|Professional Services||Catalyst Accounting||Choices Flooring Warwick||R-On The downs|
|Retail, Wholesale & Distribution||Warwick Computer Service||Warwick Daily News||Choices Flooring Warwick|
|Training, Education & Development||GoodStart Early Learning||Tweak HR||SDIEA|
|Platinum Award||Bob Hart - John Dee||Warwick Chamber of Commerce|
|Overall Business of the Year||The Physiotherapy Centre||Heritage Bank|
Congratulations to all category finalists and winners – and our thanks to our sponsors!