Locals awarded for excellence in business | MEGA GALLERY

THE Tamworth Business Chamber celebrated its 50th anniversary in style at the Quality Business Awards last night.

The Tamworth Regional Entertainment and Conference Centre hosted 767 attendees, who enjoyed the gala dinner and show celebrating business excellence in the Tamworth region.

As well as being the 50th anniversary of the chamber, the awards celebrated a record year.

There were an unbeaten 1909 nominations, an unprecedented 456 businesses accepted their nominations, and the 767 attendees also set a record attendance at the award dinner and show. 

The big winner on the night was 360 Fitness Club, which took out Excellence in Customer Service in Health and Wellbeing, Excellence in Innovation and Excellence in Business Ethics.

Also taking home multiple awards was Forsyths Chartered Accountants, which won Employer of Choice, sharing that award with Inland Technology, and Excellence in Business. 

Tamworth Business Chamber president Tim Coates won the Business Leader award, and the Noel Park Award went to Mark and Loanna Single.

* For more photos, see our online gallery and The Leader next week.

AWARD WINNERS

Excellence in Customer Service in Hospitality – Accommodation – Best Western Sanctuary Inn

Excellence in Customer Service in Hospitality – Food and Beverage (Small) – Teamo Tea House

Excellence in Customer Service in Hospitality – Food and Beverage (Large) – Lobby Restaurant

Excellence in Customer Service in Employment, Education and Training – Tamworth Public School

Excellence in Customer Service in Health and Wellbeing – 360 Fitness Club 

Excellence in Customer Service in Retail (Small) – HCF

Excellence in Customer Service in Retail (Large) – Avro Metaland

Excellence in Customer Service in Trades and Services – Oxley Community Transport

Excellence in Customer Service in Hair and Beauty – Allure Hair 

Excellence in Customer Service in Professional Services (Small) – ImagineMORE Coaching

Excellence in Customer Service in Professional Services (Large) – New England Mutual, Tamworth

Excellence in Customer Service in Manufacturing, Construction and Rural – Pro Cert

Excellence in Customer Service in Tourism, Sport and Entertainment – Tamworth Golf Club 

Excellence in Customer Service in Motor Transport Sales and Service – Nymans Smash Repairs

Excellence in Customer Service in an Internet or Home Based Business – Will-Power Spin and Fitness

Excellence in Community Involvement – Happy Smiles Dental Care

Excellence in Innovation – 360 Fitness Club 

Excellence in Sustainability – Teys Australia

Excellence in Workplace Health and Safety – McNevins Tamworth Motel

Defence Reserves Supportive Employer Award – Rural Fire Service

Regional Business of the Year – Barraba – As You Wish

Regional Business of the Year – Manilla – Landmark Manilla

Regional Business of the Year – Nundle – Volcania Art Glass

Employer of Choice – Forsyths Chartered Accountants and Inland Technology

Excellence in Small Business – East West Enviroag

Excellence in Business – Forsyths Chartered Accountants

Excellence in Business Ethics – 360 Fitness Club

Young Entrepreneur – Julie Chandler

Young Executive – Samantha Crebert

Business Leader – Tim Coates

Noel Park Award – Mark & Loanna Single

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