Local Businesses Nominated For Awards

Nominations have closed for the Tablelands Business Excellence Awards, which showcase the region’s outstanding businesses and not-for-profit organisations.

‘We congratulate the nominees across all award categories and look forward to celebrating all local businesses and organisations at the Tablelands Business Excellence Awards Gala Ceremony,’ said Mayor Rod Marti.

‘We appreciate our local businesses and organisations all year round, but Queensland Small Business Month and these awards give us a chance to celebrate and recognise the major contribution they make to our community.

‘Join me in congratulating the nominees and thanking the gold sponsors:

Champion Business sponsored by The Express Newspaper

  • At the Art Garage
  • Carinya Home for the Aged
  • Ignite Financial NQ
  • Lake Tinaroo Holiday Park
  • Mangoesmapping Pty Ltd
  • NQ Tenpin Atherton
  • Smart Bookkeeping FNQ and Smart Training Australia
  • Winter and Mann

Community Contribution Excellence sponsored by Tafe Queensland

  • ECHO Empowering Services
  • Fresh St Market IGA
  • Healthwise Physio
  • i’ara Specialist Support Coordination
  • Tablelands Sexual Assault Service
  • What’s On & Where to Go Magazine

Customer Service Excellence — Professional Services sponsored by Black Star Radio

  • Birdwing Therapies
  • Disability Matters Inc
  • Elders Insurance Tablelands

Customer Service Excellence — Trade, Retail and Services sponsored by Elders Insurance Tablelands

  • Ari Bastian Hair
  • Beauty by Amy C
  • BLK Hair Studio
  • Cowgirl Country
  • Freight Link Couriers
  • Good Vibes Grooming Studio
  • Little Eden
  • Little Trix
  • Malanda Seafood
  • Our Place Restaurant
  • Pinnarendi Station Stay & Café
  • The Millstream General Store
  • Ulysses Coffee

Employer of Choice sponsored by APM

  • Explore Property
  • Smart Elec

New & Emerging Business sponsored by WIN Television Channel 9 Cairns

  • Barbagallo’s Delicatessen
  • FLICK Sports Academy
  • JH Photography & Prints

Sustainability Environmental Contribution Excellence sponsored by Costa Group

  • FNQ Water
  • NQ Land Management Services
  • Tinaroo Environmental Education Centre

Technology & Innovation Impact sponsored by Kaban Green Power Hub

  • ARO Industries
  • HTM Complete
  • Telpara Hills Cattle Co

People’s Choice — Business and Organisation, sponsored by ARO Industries, and People’s Choice — Customer Service Excellence Individual, sponsored by Ari Bastian Hair, received 262 nominations across 50 businesses/organisations and 34 individuals.

‘Thanks also to our silver sponsors Central Tyre Service, Yungaburra Association Incorporated and Telstra.

‘The awards will be presented at the Tablelands Business Excellence Awards Gala Ceremony at 6.30pm Saturday 25 May at the Atherton International Club.

‘These events are a great opportunity to connect with other business owners and community leaders, make valuable connections, exchange ideas and explore collaboration opportunities,’ said Mayor Marti.