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South West Small Business Awards

 
 

The South West Small Business Awards gives small businesses the opportunity to be publicly recognised for their efforts and success over the past year. 

The application process has been designed to help you focus on key aspects of your business, giving you a valuable opportunity to review and bench mark your performance against other successful small businesses. Most importantly, it provides you with a rare opportunity to stop, reflect and celebrate how far you have already come. 

To be eligible for these awards your business needs to be a locally owned South West business, and employ less than 20 staff. 

The major prize awarded to the South West Small Business of the Year is a Media & Advertising package valued at over $10,000 from our major sponsors, GWN7, South Western Times and Triple M. This prize, along with the prize awarded from the Curtin Centre for Entrepreneurship will take the total prize offered to the overall winner to a value of over $20,000.

Winners of the major award categories from the South West Small Business Awards qualify for entry into the Regional Small Business Awards held in Perth at the end of the year. Not only could you be the best in the South West but you could also be the best in Western Australia.

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Congratulations to all the winners!

 

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2017 South West Small Business Awards Gala Presentation Night on the 17th of June. What a spectacular night at the Quality Hotel Lighthouse, showcasing the very best of the South West business community. 

Congratulations to all the winners, your success on Saturday is very well deserved and a testament to your resilience, hard work and ability to evolve and stay present.  

A huge thank you goes out to all our sponsors, these awards would not happen without your support every year. Our Major Sponsors this year, GWN7, South Western Times and Triple M South West, all our Award Sponsors (listed below) and our wonderful event sponsors who worked tirelessly to make the Gala Night an absolute success. Quality Hotel Lighthouse, Totally Sound, Lomax Media, Creations Unlimited, Geographe Wine Association, Fitzgeralds Irish Bar and The Photography Boutique. We are honoured to work with all of you. 

With over 90 entries received this year, the 2017 Awards has been the biggest yet! It was especially difficult for the judges to decide on winners with the high quality of applications received. The competition was close and finalists are encouraged to take the feedback received from the judges and to give it another go next year. The application process is extremely valuable, giving businesses the opportunity to step back from their day-to-day operations and analyse their businesses performance. Through this analysis areas of improvement and growth are identified and we see business year after year grow and realise the potential in their business. 

2017 South West Small Business of the Year

Southern Car Care

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Business with 0 – 4 Employees Award

Winner: H&H Automotive

Runner-up: Balingup Heights Hilltop Forest Cottages

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Business with 5 – 10 Employees Award

Winner: Southern Car Care

Runner-up: Corporate First Aid Australia

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Business with 11 – 20 Employees Award

Winner: Laser Electrical Bunbury

Runner-up: Engenuity Engineering

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Franchise Business Award

Winner: SportsPower Bunbury & Eaton Fair

Runner-up: Bartercard South West

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Home Based Business Award

Winner: The Goodnight Nurse

Runner-up: Guardians of Happiness

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Start-up Business Award

Winner: Surf N’ Dirt Adventure Tours

Runner-up: The Barberia of Bunbury

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Disability Employer of the Year Award

Backbeach Cafe & Restaurant

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Young Business Achiever Award

Ian Meachem – Engenuity Engineering 

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Employee of the Year Award

Rhys Williams – H&H Automotive

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 2017 South West Business Person of the Year

Winner: Calwyn Griffiths – Laser Electrical Bunbury

Runner-up: Melissa Harrison – Nudge Psychological Assessment & Consulting

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Tourism Industry Award

Balingup Heights Hilltop Forest Cottages

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Retail Industry Award

MaD Cycles

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Service Industry Award

Salon Sugar

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Construction, Mining & Manufacturing Award

Heatseal Pty Ltd

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Food, Produce and Agribusiness Award

Guardians of Happiness

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Innovation Award

The Book Incubator 

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Environmental & Sustainability Award

Engenuity Engineering 

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Customer Service Award

Balingup Heights Hilltop Forest Cottages

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Community and Industry Contribution Award

Nudge Psychological Assessment & Consulting 

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Community Engagement Award

The Goodnight Nurse

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WOW Award for Outstanding Customer Service 

Shane Ashmore – Ashmore Mobile Mechanics 

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With thanks to our major sponsors

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  • 2016 South West Small Business Awards

    Congratulations to all of the winners of the 2016 South West Small Business Awards! It was a spectacular night and everyone looked amazing! The night gave the South West the opportunity to showcase some of the regions best small businesses, making it an extremely difficult task for the judges to chose the winners.
     
    The process of entering the awards is a fantastic opportunity for businesses to analyse their practices and to implement further improvements which all of the applicants this year demonstrated in their submission. Tenacity is important in business and we encourage all of the finalists not to give up, it could be your turn next year to take out the major award. As Rob Hill from Australind Vet Hospital said there are only winners and learners.
     
    A special thank you to our major sponsors and hosts for the evening, GWN7. Thank you to our awards sponsors, without their sponsorship and continued support this night would not be able to happen. To Lomax, Totally Sound, Creations Unlimited Wedding & Event Decorating Specialists, Geographe Wine, Paparazzi Photobooths and Quality Hotel Lighthouse your support and assistance throughout the awards has been invaluable.
     
    Keep an eye out on our Facebook Page for photos from the night! Be sure to like our page, and tag yourself and your friends in the photos from our Paparazzi Photobooth & Henderson Photographics.

     

    Congratulations To All The Winners 

    2016 South West Small Business of the Year

    Winner: Physio Group South-West

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    Business with 0 – 4 Employees

    Winner: Balingup Heights Hilltop Forest Cottages

    Runner-Up: Guys & Dolls Hair House

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    Business with 5 – 10 Employees

    Winner: Physio Group South-West

    Runner-Up: Ha Ve Harvey Cheese

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    Business with 11 – 20 Employees

    Winner: Laser Electrical Bunbury

    Runner-Up: Bunbury & Eaton Vet Clinic

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    Home Based Business

    Winner: KalyaaNa Spa & Wellness Retreat

    Runner-Up: The Candle Shack

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    Start-Up Business

    Winner: Margaret River Brewery Tours

    Runner-Up: The Warehouse Café

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    Tourism Award

    Winner: Ha Ve Harvey Cheese

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    Retail Award

    Winner: Southern Car Care

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    Service Award

    Winner: MAXIpickers

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    Construction/Mining & Manufacturing Award

    Winner: The Candle Shack

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    Employee of the Year

    Winner: Amanda Craig (Bunbury & Eaton Vet Clinic)

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    Business Person of the Year

    Winner: Jasmine Hulls (Physio Group South-West)

    Runner-Up: Calwyn Griffiths (Laser Electrical Bunbury)

    Runner-Up: Jane Goff (Corporate First Aid Australia)

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    Disability Employer of the Year

    Winner: Ha Ve Harvey Cheese

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    Community Engagement Award

    Winner: Bunbury & Eaton Vet Clinic

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    Innovation Award

    Winner: The Goodnight Nurse

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    Environmental & Sustainability Award

    Winner: The Warehouse Café

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    Agriculture, Food & Produce Achievement Award

    Winner: Market Eating House

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    Young Business Achiever Award

    Winner: Rachael Martin-Smith (Guys & Dolls Hair House)

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    Business Local Achiever Award

    Winner: Mayde Health Nutrition Bar

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    WOW Award for Outstanding Customer Service

    Winner: KalyaaNa Spa & Wellness Retreat

    Winner: Dr Daniel Tham (Eversmile Dental)

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    With thanks to our sponsors 

     

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