Joondalup business, Quality Printers and Cartrages, win business awards

Quality Printers and Cartridges directors Jason and Lisa Spark with Stirling Mayor Giovanni Italiano.
Quality Printers and Cartridges directors Jason and Lisa Spark with Stirling Mayor Giovanni Italiano.

MULTI award winning Wangara business Quality Printers and Cartridges continues to add to its trophy collection, picking up Business of the Year at the recent Stirling Business Association Small Business Awards.

Run by husband and wife team Lisa and Jason Spark, the business also won the association’s Innovation Award.

‘We know that we run a good business but it’s great having outsiders look in and like what you’re doing,’ Mrs Spark said.

Quality Printers and Cartridges was named Business of the Year at Joondalup Business Association’s North West Metro Small Business Awards 2013 and was a state finalist in the 2011 and 2013 Telstra Australian Business Awards.

It was also recently selected for the High Performance Manufacturing Workplaces Study run by the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Workplace Leadership, supported by the Federal Government.

‘It was really flattering to be chosen out of all the manufacturing businesses in WA,’ Mrs Spark said.

‘Our case study shows that you can manufacture in Australia and still be successful.’

Quality Printers and Cartridges was a finalist in the Green Business Excellence category at last year’s AIM WA WestBusiness Pinnacle Awards, alongside Serco Australia and Rio Tinto, but hopes to take out top honours this year at the November 27 event.

Mrs Spark said the award would mean a lot to her and her husband as the winner would receive $10,000 to donate to a charity of their choice.

‘We have chosen Parkinson’s WA, this is due to Jason’s mum having a long battle with Parkinson’s disease and she was also our inspiration to start QPC,’ she said.

‘It’s not about us; it’s to know that our efforts have gone towards donating to the charity.’