Western NSW

 

The Western NSW Business Awards recognises growth, entrepreneurship and celebrates business success from across the Central West, Orana, and Far West regions.  One of the most diverse regional economies, these three regions make a major contribution to the State’s economy through agribusiness, manufacturing, mining, tourism, health, education, and food processing.

Congratulations to the 2022 Western NSW Regional Winners!

Western NSW Regional Winners will compete against the best from across New South Wales at the 2022 State Business Awards on Friday 26 November.

2022 Categories

The Outstanding Employee Award recognises an inspirational employee who has demonstrated a passion for their role and a commitment to their workplace and the community. 

Finalists

  • Amy Vickers, Bell Conveyancing | Bathurst
  • Cody Banks, Forbes Automotive Group | Forbes
  • Dylan Noble, Conron Stockcrete | Grenfell
  • Hayden Rhodes, Conron Stockcrete | Grenfell
  • Jacob Willetts, Western Plains Automotive | Dubbo
  • Kate Gullifer, Bell Conveyancing | Bathurst

The Outstanding Young Business Leader Award recognises an inspirational business leader aged 35 or under who has demonstrated a commitment to their workplace, industry and the community through leadership. 

Finalists

  • Alana George, Enhancing Abilites Support Services Pty Ltd | Bathurst
  • Bree Martin, Envy Beauty by Bree | Cobar
  • Emma Gersbach, My Tutor | Dubbo
  • Jessica Gough, Jespresso | Wellington
  • Paul Cavalier, Print Storm | Mudgee
  • Sig Peters, The Pink Galah | Cobar

The Outstanding Business Leader Award recognises an inspirational business leader aged 36 years or over who has demonstrated a commitment to their workplace, industry and the community through leadership, whilst providing mentorship to others. 

Finalists

  • Joh Leader, LeaderLife | Dubbo
  • Kelvin Lampton, Kel Lampton Building | Lithgow
  • Kristy Bell, Bell Conveyancing | Bathurst
  • Nicholas Packham, Vivability | Bathurst
  • Ron Maxwell, VERTO | Bathurst
  • Vanessa Pringle, Vanessa Pringle Floral Designs | Bathurst

 

The Excellence in Micro Business Award recognises a business that has effectively driven growth and is able to demonstrate the specific strategies implemented to achieve business success and/or resilience. 

Finalists

  • 123 Tix | Dubbo
  • Anni's Arts & Crafts | Cobar
  • Bell Conveyancing | Bathurst
  • Cleary Fairbrother Property | Bathurst
  • Kel Lampton Building | Lithgow
  • Lauren Bird Design Services | Windradyne
  • Terran Grove Olives | Silverdale
  • The Persuader | Bathurst

The Excellence in Small Business Award recognises a business that has effectively driven growth and is able to demonstrate the specific strategies implemented to achieve business success and/or resilience.

Finalists

  • BNB Made Easy | Orange
  • Chaos & Karma | Orange
  • Down to Earth Opals | Lightning Ridge
  • Harvest Cafe & Store | Bathurst
  • IEC Advisory | Dubbo
  • Jespresso | Wellington
  • Pairtree Intelligence | Orange
  • Perennialle Plants | Canowindra
  • Ribbon Gang Media Agency | Bathurst
  • The Laundry Pad | Oberon
  • Topsoil Organics | Forbes

The Excellence in Large Business Award recognises a business that has effectively driven growth and is able to demonstrate the specific strategies implemented to achieve business success and/or resilience.

Finalists

  • AWCON Pty Ltd | Orange
  • Mangan Logging Pty Ltd | Oberon
  • Summit Cranes | Dubbo
  • Vivability Limited | Bathurst

The Outstanding Start-up Award recognises a start-up business that has effectively driven growth and is able to demonstrate the potential to achieve future success.

Finalists

  • Miriam Rose Natural Health | Bathurst
  • Pebbly Path | Spring Flat
  • Quentin Park Alpacas and Studio Gallery | Tomingley
  • The Administration Agency | Dubbo

 

The Excellence in Innovation Award recognises a business that has implemented innovative solutions for new and existing business needs through the introduction or improvement of an idea, product, method, technology, process or application. 

Finalists

  • 123 Tix | Dubbo
  • Forbes Automotive Group Pty Ltd | Forbes
  • Habitat Innovation & Management | Orange
  • The Environmental Factor | Bathurst
  • Vaness Pringle Floral Designs | Bathurst

The Employer of Choice Award recognises a business that has implemented strategies and initiatives to create stimulating and supportive workplace environments for its employees.  

Finalists

  • iClick2Learn | Dubbo
  • Macquarie Medi Spa | Bathurst

This Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award recognises businesses that address the needs of a diverse community, including seniors, people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds, and people with disability. An inclusive business facilitates the needs of all its employees and customers.  

Finalists

  • iClick2Learn | Dubbo
  • Vaness Pringle Floral Designs | Bathurst

The Outstanding Community Organisation Award recognises an organisation that works to improve the social, cultural or environmental wellbeing of the community. 

Finalists

  • Cowra Early Childhood Services Cooperative Ltd | Cowra
  • Glenray Industries | Bathurst
  • LeaderLife | Dubbo
  • VERTO Ltd | Bathurst 

The Outstanding Local Chamber Award recognises the achievements of a Local Chamber of Commerce in supporting its members to maximise their business potential.  

Finalists

  • Coonamble Chamber of Commerce | Coonamble
  • Dubbo Chamber of Commerce Inc | Dubbo

Business of the Year is open to all winners of the following categories: 

  • Excellence in Export 

  • Employer of Choice 

  • Excellence in Innovation 

  • Excellence in Sustainability 

  • Outstanding Community Organisation 

  • Outstanding Start-up  

  • Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion

  • Excellence in Micro Business  

  • Excellence in Small Business  

  • Excellence in Large Business 

This award is awarded to a Business that has been judged to be an outstanding business, that has provided an entry that demonstrates achievements and excellence over and above all other entrants.