WANNEROO Business Association recognised several companies at the 2018 City of Wanneroo Business Awards presentation dinner this month.
In its 15th year, the annual event saw 150 people gather at The Block in Merriwa on November 16 to celebrate and acknowledge business achievements from across the region.
DJ Vixon set the mood for the night, playing a set over pre-dinner drinks as guests arrived, followed by live music from a three-piece band, a three course dinner and networking.
Nova 93.7’s Ross Wallman presented awards across 13 categories, with Resolute Security Services, based in Wangara, crowned business of the year and best business with 15 or more employees for their work providing services to healthcare and education facilities in regional areas.
Kingsway Community Financial Services chairwoman Bev Errington won the mayor’s visionary business person award for her contribution to business and community.
Grafton St was named start up of the year for growing from nothing to four cafe outlets within 11 months, Bizwize Business Solutions retained their title in the category for between five and 15 employees, Global Company Services (trading as Appliance Parts Solutions) won two awards in the trades excellence as well as online and digital excellence categories.
Captain Electro won the award for best business with five or fewer employees and the Kingsway Community Bank branch received the customer service excellence award.
Burdens Australia were named innovator of the year, while The Marina Mindarie was crowned best tourism and hospitality business.
Carramar-based business Office Overload Solutions walked away with the best home-based business and the 2018 employee of the year was Bianca Crompton from Cherished Cherubs Babysitting in recognition of her commitment to the business.
“The City of Wanneroo Business Awards showcase the talent, dedication and sheer drive of businesses from across the area on an annual basis,” president Dinesh Aggarwal said.
“The Wanneroo Business Association board of management and staff are proud and honoured to be able to bring acknowledgment to local businesses for their hard work, and we wish them continued success in the future.”