White Leaf Dental was the big winner at the 2017 Armidale Business Awards on Friday night.
The dental service collected the award for Business of the Year, Excellence in Customer Service – Trade & Services, and dentist Scott Williams was named the winner of the Young Entrepreneur award.
Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce presented the major award of the night.
The other two businesses to win multiple awards on the night were TG’s Child Care and Deborah Hunter Rusden Street Physiotherapy and WorkHealth Australia.
TG’s Child Care won Employer of Choice and Excellence in Business.
Deborah Hunter took home the awards for Business Leader and New England Enterprising Woman.
All the winners are listed below.
The Armidale Business Awards were presented at Armidale City Bowling Club and the evening began with a performance by the Arlene Fletcher Trio.
Apart from Mr Joyce, the VIP guests included state member Adam Marshall, Council CEO Peter Dennis and group leader of Council’s organisational services Lindsay Woodland, and Trevor Goldstone and Donella Piper from UNE.
Armidale Business Chamber president Susan Cull and Mr Marshall both spoke addressed the audience at the start of the evening. Mr Joyce spoke before he presented the final award of the night.
2017 Armidale Business Awards winners:
- Winner 2017 Business of the Year White Leaf Dental
- Winner Accessibilty Awards Heagney Plaza Newsagency
- Winner Business Leader Deborah Hunter Rusden Street PhysiotherapyandWorkHealth Australia
- Winner Employer of Choice TG's Child Care
- Winner Excellence in Business TG's Child Care
- Winner Excellence in Customer Service - Hospitality Quality Hotel Powerhouse Armidale
- Winner Excellence in Customer Service - Retail Concepts of Armidale
- Highly Commended Excellence in Customer Service - Retail Killen Furniture
- Winner Excellence in Customer Service - Trade & Services White Leaf Dental
- Winner Excellence in Innovation Integral Health Armidale
- Winner Excellence in Small Business Daily Ritual
- Highly Commended Excellence in Small Business Cooper & Co Hairdressing
- Winner Excellence in Social Enterprise National Trust of Australia (NSW)- Saumarez Homestead
- Winner Excellence in Supporting Mental Health Recovery HealthWISE
- Winner Excellence in Sustainability New England Regional Art Museum
- Winner New England Enterprising Woman Deborah Hunter Rusden Street Physiotherapyand WorkHealth Australia
- Winner Start Up Superstar Irene Lemon Magic Electricity Box
- Winner Young Business Executive David Levingston - MonfiaConnect
- Winner Young Entrepreneur Scott David Williams - White Leaf Dental