SEVERAL businesses took home two prizes apiece at the 2017 City of Wanneroo Business Awards dinner hosted by Wanneroo Business Association on Friday.
The November 17 event saw 150 business people celebrate and acknowledge business achievements from across the region.
Attendees enjoyed dancing to a three-piece band during dinner, networking and even shared selfies and messages of good luck on the Burning Fruit Live Twitter Wall, at The Block in Merriwa.
An independent panel of judges spent 10 hours deciding on the shortlist, and Nova 93.7’s Ross Wallman announced the winners across 13 categories at the event.
District32 was crowned 2017 Business of the Year as well as winning the award for best small and home-based business with less than five employees.
Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts announced Paul Woodcock of Wanneroo Botanic Gardens and Funday Entertainment Group as Mayor’s visionary business person.
Wanneroo Botanic Garden was also named the best tourism and hospitality business.
Windturbine won the start up of the year and environmental sustainability excellence categories, while Global Company Service trading as Appliance Parts Solutions won the trades excellence and customer service excellence awards.
King Bins Waste Management won the online and digital excellence as well as employee of the year with their office manager Kylie Cooke rewarded for her commitment to the business.
Bizwize Business Solutions came out on top of the category for businesses with between five and 15 employees, and Atlantis Group won the award for best business with more than 15 employee category.
U-Drew were named innovator of the year for their start up concept.
“The City of Wanneroo Business Awards showcase the talent, dedication and sheer drive of businesses from across the area on an annual basis,” WBA president Trent Carter said.
“The WBA board of management are proud and honoured to be able to bring acknowledgment to local business achievements and we wish them continued success in the future.”
City of Wanneroo Business Awards 2017 winners:
Best business with 15 or more employees: Atlantis Group
Best business with five to 15 employees: Bizwize Business Solutions
Best small and home based business with less than five employees: District32
Innovator of the year: U-Drew
Tourism and hospitality business of the year: Wanneroo Botanic Gardens
Start up of the year: Windturbine Pty Ltd
Customer service excellence: Global Company Service Pty Ltd T/A Appliance Parts Solutions
Online and digital excellence: King Bins Waste Management
Trades service excellence: Global Company Service Pty Ltd T/A Appliance Parts Solutions
Environmental sustainability excellence: Windturbine Pty Ltd
Employee of the year: King Bins Waste Management’s Kylie Cooke
2017 Business of the Year (judges’ choice): District32
Mayor’s visionary award: Paul Woodcock, Wanneroo Botanic Gardens