Winners for the 2014 Lake Macquarie Business Excellence Awards were announced at the Awards Gala Dinner on Saturday 12th July.
Winners across 13 categories focusing on areas such as branding & marketing, business systems, workforce training and development, customer service, innovation, entrepreneurship, workplace health and safety and sustainability were recognised for business excellence and their outstanding achievements were celebrated in style.
Three major award winners were also recognised for their contribution to the Lake Macquarie Community as individuals and businesses. A full list of the winners can be found on the 2014 Award Winners page.
Business Growth Centre Manager, Brett Gleeson was extremely pleased with the results:
“In its third year, the Awards have demonstrated that there are many businesses in Lake Macquarie who aspire to and have achieved excellence. The Gala Dinner is a celebration of these achievements and it was certainly pleasing to see so many business people come together to support their colleagues.”
The winners represent a range of business sizes, from small businesses like Woohoo Salon to larger sized businesses like Charlestown Square. These awards demonstrate that smaller businesses can compete with bigger businesses because the Award categories are structured around business functions.
Winners took home a share of a $56,000 prize pool which included advertising packages from 2HD and Newcastle Herald, cash contributions from Delta Electricity, specialised services, advice and coaching from businesses and groups including Turnbull Hill Lawyers, PDH Accounting Services, CCS Corporation, Aspire Training, DFK Crosbie, Evolution Business Advisers, Supply Connect, Your Business Connections and State Training Services as well as an accommodation package from Tuscany Wine Estate.