IT was a packed room at Manning Gloucester Great Lakes Business Awards at Taree Wingham Race Club on Friday, July 1.
Hosted by Manning Valley Business Chamber the awards showcased MidCoast Council areas stars of business with Taree based company; Bamboo by Logan Leigh taking out the top award of ‘Business of The Year’.
Chamber president Jeremy Thornton said, “we were thrilled with the quality of businesses that attended and the feel of the evening. To have so many people attend representing all three areas further enhanced the feel of the business community working as one”.
They also won in two regional categories for ‘Excellence in Environmental Sustainability’ and ‘Excellence in Innovation’.
Owner David Embury was ecstatic and surprised with the win.
“We are so honoured to have received these awards and would like to acknowledge the hard work from all our staff,” said David.
Logan Leigh now progress to the regional awards and are joined by Forster business woman Debbie Hopper of Life Skills for Kids who was named ‘Business Leader’.
The business also picked up highly commended in the category of ‘Excellence in Professional Services’ won by Reds and Communications and was named runner up in the ‘Business of the Year Award’.
Debbie thanked her husband and the amazing Life Skills team.
In other categories Boogie Woogie Beach House of Old Bar was named ‘Best Start Up’, Dundaloo Support Service picked up ‘Excellence in Customer Service’, MCR Building Maintenance won ‘Best Trades’, Noeledge systems was the ‘Top Retail Business’, and Sea Horse Diamond beach ‘Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality’. The ‘Peoples Choice Award’ went to Forster based bridal wear company 2 Love & 2 Honour, whilst Allan Small of Taree Camera House was inducted into the ‘Hall of Fame’.
This year’s Bruce Cowan Memorial Award was presented to Paul Hogan OAM for his community service over nearly 50 years.
Manning Valley Business Chamber looks forward to following the success of some of the winners at the Regional Mid North Coast awards in coming months.
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List of Award Winners
Best Start Up
Winner: Boogie Woogie Beach House
Highly Commended (HC): Fox Den Café
Winner: Debbie Hopper (Life Skills for Kids)
Excellence in Customer Service
Winner: Dundaloo Support Services
HC: Priceline Pharmacy Forster
HC: Harrigans Irish Pub & Ibis styles River Lodge
Excellence in Environmental Sustainability
Winner: Bamboo by Logan Leigh
Excellence in Innovation
Winner: Bamboo by Logan Leigh
Excellence in Professional Services
Winner: Redsand Communications
HC: Life Skills for Kids
Excellence in Retail Services
Winner: Noeledge Systems
HC: Manning Valley Property & Livestock
Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality
Winner: Sea Horse Diamond Beach
HC: Boogie Woogie Beach House
HC: Accommodation Management Services Gloucester
Excellence in Trades
Winner: MCR Building Maintenance
HC: Mid North Coast Concreting
Winner: 2 Love & 2 Honour Bridal
Business of the Year Runner Up
Life Skills for kids
Business of the Year
Bamboo by Logan Leigh
Hall of Fame
Paul Hogan OAM