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2017 Quality Business Awards Finalists

THU 13
JUL

2017

Writer:
jill

MEDIA RELEASE

 

Friday 14th July 2017

 

2017 Quality Business Awards Finalists Announced

 

Tamworth Business Chamber has today announced the Finalists for the 2017 Quality Business Awards. This is the first time Finalists have been announced prior to the Awards night.

 

Tamworth Business Chamber President Jye Segboer said the 2017 Quality Business Awards gala event highlights excellence and leadership in business in our great Tamworth region and announcing the finalists ahead of the Awards provides a great opportunity for Finalists and their business networks to really get behind one another.

 

“After an intensive nomination and judging process, we can’t wait to showcase those in our business community who go above and beyond in their business. Entering the Awards gives businesses a chance to build their profile, motivate staff, improve relationships with customers and suppliers and strengthen their position in the business community.”

 

Tamworth Business Chamber unveiled the new look 2017 Quality Business Awards earlier this year, promising greater transparency, improved technologies, finalists announcement prior to the Awards and clearer categories. The Chamber is already seeing the benefits of the new Awards process.

 

“We made some progressive changes to the Awards process this year to ensure all local businesses, large or small, feel supported to enter and the positive widespread results are reflected in the Finalists announced today.” said Mr Segboer.

 

“There were over 60 independent judges engaged to judge the awards with each category having 2 judges and the larger categories having 3 judges which meant businesses were mystery shopped or reviewed up to 3 times by independent judges ensuring an absolute non biased platform. Our largest category this year had 50 entrants so to make it as a finalist is an amazing achievement in customer service.”

 

The 2017 Quality Business Awards has been strengthened by having Tamworth Regional Council and a record number of sponsors on board and the Chamber is promising a terrific night of recognition, reward and entertainment with Country Music superstar Adam Brand providing the afterparty entertainment.

 

The 2017 Quality Business Awards, will be held on Friday 4th August 2017, 6.30pm at TRECC.

 

Tickets to the Awards are on sale now and selling fast.

 

For more information and to book tickets to the Awards visit http www.tamworth.org.au or contact the Tamworth Business Chamber on 02 6766 4810.

 

2017 Quality Business Awards Finalists

 

Announcing 8 finalists from each of the Excellence in Customer Service Categories who scored the highest in their chosen category.

 

Excellence in Customer Service – Retail Small

Bakers Delight Shoppingworld

Calibre Country

Carpet One

Early Settlers

Easy Living Footwear

HCF

Hip Pockets Workwear and Safety Tamworth

Volcania Art Glass

 

Excellence in Customer Service – Retail Large

Choices Flooring

Commonwealth Bank

Peel Valley Tiles & Ceramics Pty Ltd

Ruralco Property Davidson Cameron Real Estate

Skye’s Organics Pty Ltd

Specsavers Optometrists Tamworth

Tamworth Rural (Pursehouse)

Telstra Store Tamworth

 

Excellence in Customer Service in Hospitality – Accommodation

Best Western Plus All Settlers Motor Inn

Best Western Sanctuary Inn

Econolodge

Fossickers Tourist Park

Ibis Styles

McNevin’s Tamworth Motel

Mount Misery Gold Mine Café

Peel Inn Hotel

 

Excellence in Customer Service in Hospitality Food and Beverage - Small

Bakers Delight Tamworth Shoppingworld

Bean & Barista

Café 2340

Econolodge

Molly May’s

Mount Misery Gold Mine Café

Peel Inn Hotel

The Coffee Club

 

Excellence in Customer Service in Hospitality Food and Beverage – Large

Addimi

Riviera Bar and Grill

Coreys Catering

McDonalds

Southgate Inn

The Family Hotel

The Longyard

The Pub

 

Excellence in Customer Service in Employment, Education & Training

Ballet Stars

BEST Employment

Birrelee M.A.C.S

Centrepoint Childcare Centre

Denison St Early Learning Centre

Goodstart Early Learning – Brisbane Street

Poppins Playhouse

UNE

Workforce XS

 

Excellence in Customer Service in Health & Wellbeing

11:11 Yoga

Connect Hearing

Headspace

Hills Remedial

Sharon King Hearing Centres

Tamworth Medical Imaging

Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service

YOUTHIE

 

Excellence in Customer Service in Professional Services

Burke & Smyth Real Estate

Cannon Cohen & Associates

Countrywide Legal and Business Services

First National Real Estate

Louise Brock Mobile Travel Agent

Leading Edge Tamworth

Regional Australia Bank

Telstra Business Centre North West NSW

 

Excellence in Customer Service in Hair &/or Beauty

Beautelicious

Ella Bache

Glamour Empire

Hairhouse Warehouse

Laura’s Skin Care Centre

Plush Hair Beauty Lifestyle

Runway

Tranquillity on Marius Day Spa

 

Excellence in Customer Service in Trades & Services

Haynes Pest Management

Kensells

Sampson's Car Repairs

Tamworth Boarding Kennels

Tamworth Fencing

Tamworth Skip Eze

Simmonds Kitchens

Wise Auto Repairs

 

Excellence in Customer Service in Manufacturing, Construction & Rural

AUSTAM Homes

Belmore Engineering

Furneys Stockfeeds

Great Value Garages

GJ Gardner Homes

Lysaght

Rapid Plas

Tamworth Plasterworks

 

Excellence in Customer Service in Motor Transport Sales/Service

Bob Jane T-Mart Tamworth

Fiona’s Mini Buses

Goodwin Kenny

Kensells Sales Pty Ltd

Nyman’s Smash Repairs

Roberts' Mechanical & Alignment Centre

Sampson’s Car Repairs

Woodley’s Motors

 

Excellence in Customer Service in Tourism, Sport & Entertainment

Australian Bushmens Campdraft & Rodeo Association

Capitol Theatre Tamworth

Chris Watson Travel

Flight Centre

Mount Misery Gold Mine Cafe

Northern Inland Academy of Sport

Radio 88.9FM

Volcania Art Glass

 

Excellence in Customer Service in Community Involvement

Bakers Delight Tamworth Shoppingworld

Blue Illusion

East West Enviroag

Everingham Solomons

Goodwin Kenny

Single Builders

The Professionals Tamworth

UNE

 

Excellence in Mental Health Recovery

BEST Employment

Headspace

One Door Mental Health

Tamworth Family Support Service

 

NSW Business Chamber Aligned Categories

 

Announcing finalists in the NSW Business Chamber Aligned categories who have exceeded the minimum rating criteria to be eligible in becoming a finalist.

 

Excellence in Innovation

BAE Systems

Inland Technology

UNE

 

Excellence in Sustainability

McDonalds Tamworth

Rusty Civil Earthworks

 

Employer of Choice

BAE Systems

Forsyths

Inland Technology

Tamworth Community College

Telstra Business Centre North West

 

Excellence in Small Business

Fiona’s Mini Buses

Hazells Farm & Fertilizer Services

Ivory Lane Event Styling & Hire

Konekt

United Tae Kwon Do

 

Start Up Superstar

Hello Blossom Bouquets

Sensosaurus Pty Ltd

Perfect Balance Pilates

Goonoo Goonoo Station

L’OR Cosmetics

 

Excellence in Social Enterprise

Cancer Council

Oxley Community Transport Inc.

Zambrero Tamworth

 

Young Business Executive

Gerhard Labuschagne

Jarrad Smith

Kellie Mackney

Laura Carr

Ruth Cook

 

Young Entrepreneur

Amy Gilpin

Ben Clifton

Chris Watson

Jane Brennan

Kristen Owens

 

Business Leader

Daniel Urquhart

Lorraine Legge

Matthew Wheatley

Michelle Worthington

Natalie Scanlon

 

Excellence in Business

Forsyths

Single Builders

Sigma Aerospace Pty Ltd

Woodleys Motors

 

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2017 NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN

MON 01
MAY

2017

Writer:
jill

MEDIA RELEASE

 

Monday 1st May, 2017

 

2017 Quality Business Awards Nominations NOW OPEN

 

Nominations are now open for Tamworth Business Chamber’s 2017 Quality Business Awards hosted and presented by Tamworth Regional Council.

 

As the countdown to the 2017 Quality Business Awards begins, Tamworth Business Chamber is encouraging ALL local businesses, large or small, to enter.

 

There are some key changes to the Awards process this year. These include greater transparency, improved technologies, finalists announced prior to the Awards and clearer categories, making it easier than ever for local businesses to get involved!

 

What’s different in 2017?

  1. Directors and employees of Tamworth Business Chamber are not eligible to enter Customer Service Awards or NSWBC Aligned categories.
  2. 2 independent judges will judge each category via an electronic portal
  3. Copy of judges report will be available to members free of charge and non- members for a nominal fee this report will provide benchmarking against businesses judged within the same category, allowing the businesses to see areas they can improve on based on the judges reports.
  4. NSW Aligned Categories will be judged outside of our region by partnering with other Business Chambers within the State providing a non-biased judging platform.
  5. Finalists will be announced 3 weeks prior to the event allowing the businesses the opportunity to recognise and reward their staff at the Quality Business Awards but also through a separate media campaign dedicated to the finalists.                                          

The Awards publicly recognise business excellence and leadership. Entering the Awards offers

local businesses a chance to build their profile and brand awareness as well as motivate staff,

improve relationships with customers and suppliers and strengthen their position in the business

community.

Nominations are now open to all businesses in the Tamworth region including Manilla, Barraba and Nundle. 

Nominations forms are available online on the Tamworth Business Chamber website and in  businesses throughout the region from Monday 1st May -  Friday 16th June.

 

Place your nominations in the barrels located in Centrepoint Arcade, Shoppingworld and out the front of the Chamber office for your chance to win some great prizes.

 

The Chamber’s staff will be out to visit all of our members in the coming weeks with nomination forms and posters to display within your offices or retail windows

 

LIKE Tamworth Business Chamber Facebook page for updates and to find out if your recognition of local business excellence is a winner!

 

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Media contact: Jill Stewart, Marketing & Membership Manager – 6766 4810 

2017 Quality Business Awards launch with a new look

FRI 28
APR

2017

Writer:
jill

MEDIA RELEASE

 

For Immediate Release

 

2017 Quality Business Awards launch with a new look

Tamworth Business Chamber’s 2017 Quality Business Awards is set to benefit from the involvement of Tamworth Regional Council as major sponsor and a range of Awards changes, announced at the official launch of the Awards last night.

Tamworth Business Chamber President Jye Segboer said The 2017 Quality Business Awards is strengthened by the involvement of Tamworth Regional Council as major partner.

“We are thrilled to have Tamworth Regional Council on board as our major partner as well as a record number of sponsors for the 2017 Quality Business Awards. This highlights the diversity and commitment not only to Tamworth Business Chamber, but the local business community.”

Tamworth Region Mayor Col Murray welcomed this year’s change to the Awards process and Council’s involvement, saying it was a natural fit towards continued economic growth and development within the Tamworth region.

“Our ongoing support of the Chamber is due to the great work they do to ensure local businesses have a support network that allows them to remain vibrant and dynamic.  We believe the Awards also provide support to our retail sector which in turn plays an important role in the Region’s economy by preventing the leakage of money out of the area.

As a former business owner, I believe the Awards are a fantastic benchmarking tool and I encourage local business to get onboard. It’s a tremendous opportunity to take a step back and look at what you’ve achieved throughout the year, and it can also assist in business planning for the new financial year”

The 2017 Quality Business Awards publically recognise business excellence. Entering the Awards offers businesses a chance to build their profile and brand awareness as well as motivate staff, improve relationships with customers and suppliers and strengthen their position in the business community.

Tamworth Business Chamber unveiled the new look 2017 Quality Business Awards at the official launch at the Tamworth Regional Gallery tonight, promising greater transparency, improved technologies, finalists announcement prior to the Awards and clearer categories.

“We have made some progressive changes to the Awards process this year. We want to ensure all local businesses, large or small, feel supported to enter. The Awards highlight excellence and leadership in business in our great Tamworth region and we can’t wait to recognise this”, says Jye Segboer.

The region’s business gala event, the 2017 Quality Business Awards, will be held on Friday 4th August 2017 at the TRECC.

Nominations open on Monday 1st May to all businesses in the Tamworth region including Manilla, Barraba and Nundle.

Nomination forms are available online and in businesses throughout the region.

For more information and to book tickets to the Awards visit www.tamworth.org.au or contact the Tamworth Business Chamber on 02 6766 4810.

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Media contact: Jill Stewart, Marketing & Membership Manager –02 6766 4810