Business Excellence Awards 2019

The Business Excellence Awards will be held on 21st September 2019. More information will follow shortly.

Business Excellence Awards 2018

What a great night was had at the 2018 Business Excellence Awards! Photos from the night are available for purchase here.

And the 2018 winners are:

Business of the Year: Wickham Freight Lines

Platinum Award: Graham Buchner

Inspiration Award: Story Book Cakes

Category Winners:

CategoryHighly CommendedWINNER
Best New BusinessUrban MistHair Kreations
Retail, Wholesale & DistributionGo Vita WarwickWickham Freight Lines
Hospitality & Tourism4 Stagioni Mobile PizzaBluebird Kitchen & Smokehouse
Health & WellbeingDarling Downs Wellness TherapiesThe Physiotherapy Centre
Manufacturing, Construction & TradesBeaurepairs WarwickQuirke's Mobile Mechanical
Professional ServicesEyecare Eyewear WarwickMaxwell Lancaster Solicitors
Community Services SectorBEST EmploymentSouthern Downs Steam Railway
Training & Education ServicesSouthern Downs Steam RailwaySouthern Downs Industry Education Association

Congratulations to all category highly commendeds and winners – and our thanks to our sponsors!

The Warwick Chamber of Commerce Inc celebrated Queensland Small Business Week with the launch of the local 2018 Business Excellence Awards, on Friday 1stJune.

Chamber President Julia Keogh said that the “Business Excellence Awards (BEA) team had been meeting regularly to plan the 2018 local business event of the year.  Once again, the Awards night was held at the historic Warwick Town Hall, on the 8thof September, with the BlueBird Kitchen and Bar providing the three course, specially designed menu.  We were thrilled to be able to showcase our talented local businesses including DD Event Party Hire who transformed the interior of the Town Hall and C & K Photography, who took formal and informal pics on the night, to capture the essence of this year’s  Rock’n’Roll theme Shake It Up”.

Ms Keogh says “when Rock’n’Roll burst onto the music industry in the late ’40s and early ’50s, it was driven by technology: the first electric guitar, the production of the 12 inch long phonograph record and the transistor radio;  popular culture and was viewed as  a disruptive influence.  Since 1995, the term ‘disruptive innovation’ has been used to describe often very small businesses who have successfully focused on addressing the unmet needs of customers, with a strong focus on the use of technology, worldwide shared cultural norms and communication capabilities which have broken down distance and time barriers.

The Warwick Chamber of Commerce Inc Executive are committed to shaking things up a little, to enable us to provide representation on a local, state and national level,  supporting initiatives that recognise and enhance  our regional economy, by providing robust support to local businesses and the community sector.  The Business Excellence Awards are one way for the Chamber to showcase a range of local businesses working in:

  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Agriculture
  • Manufacturing, Construction and Trades
  • Retail, Wholesale and Distribution
  • Training, Education and Development
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Professional Services
  • Community Services sectors

in addition to Awards for Best New Business, the prestigious Warwick Chamber of Commerce Inc Platinum and Business of the Year Awards.

Ms Keogh said, “In keeping with the rock n roll music theme, the ‘Top Ten’ sponsors for the Awards Night were BEST Employment, Coles, Condamine Medical Centre, Telstra Store Warwick, SDRC, Steele’s Bakery, DD Event and Party Hire, Local Tickets and the Warwick Daily News.  The support of our sponsors to recognise and celebrate outstanding local businesses is greatly appreciated, and we had a fantastic night out coming together on 8thSeptember”.

Winners of the 2017 Heritage Bank Warwick Business Excellence Awards are as follows:

AgricultureKelvin Falls Family FarmLister Irrigation
Best New BusinessRose City Premium MeatsSouthern Downs Regional CouncilHair Kreations
Community ServicesGoodStart Early LearningDarryl Evans Real EstateSDIEA
Health & WellbeingThe Physiotherapy CentreANZ BankSouthern Downs Skin & Laser Clinic
Hospitality & TourismWarwick Motor InnBEST EmploymentCherrabah Resort
Professional ServicesCatalyst AccountingChoices Flooring WarwickR-On The downs
Retail, Wholesale & DistributionWarwick Computer ServiceWarwick Daily NewsChoices Flooring Warwick
Training, Education & DevelopmentGoodStart Early LearningTweak HRSDIEA
Platinum AwardBob Hart - John DeeWarwick Chamber of Commerce
Overall Business of the YearThe Physiotherapy CentreHeritage Bank

Congratulations to all category finalists and winners – and our thanks to our sponsors!