2017 New England North West Regional Business Awards include local finalists

Scott Williams with the team from White Leaf Dental at the Armidale Business Awards.

Scott Williams with the team from White Leaf Dental at the Armidale Business Awards.

The NSW Business Chamber has announced the finalists for the 2017 New England North West Regional Business Awards.

And there are several businesses from our region among the finalists.

David Levingston from Monfia Connect has been nominated for Young Business Executive, and another Armidale businessman, Scott Williams from White Leaf Dental is nominated for Young Entrepreneur.

Deborah Hunter from Rusden St Physiotherapy and Workhealth Australia is in the running for the Business Leader award, and Daily Ritual has been nominated for Excellence in Small Business.

TG's Child Care is a finalist in the Excellence in Business Award, while Saumarez Homestead is nominated for Excellence in Social Enterprise.

Magic Electricity Box is in the running for Start Up Superstar, while Integral Health is a finalist for Excellence in Innovation.

New England Regional Art Museum has been nominated for Excellence in Sustainability.

Two businesses, TG's Child Care and Invest Blue are finalists in the Employer of Choice category.

Now in its fifth year, the New England North West Regional Business Awards recognise excellence in business, leadership, entrepreneurship, sustainability, innovation, business growth and employment practices across the New England North West region.

Winners will be announced at a Gala Dinner and Award Celebration on Friday, September 1, after which they will progress to represent the region at the NSW Business Chamber’s State Business Awards held in November in Sydney.

“This year’s finalists represent a fantastic cross section of businesses and successful entrepreneurs from right across the New England North West Region” said Joe Townsend, Regional Manager NSW Business Chamber.

These awards are a wonderful opportunity to celebrate excellence in the local business community and showcase their success at a local, regional and state level.

“Based on the caliber of this year’s finalists, I expect that our Regional Winners will do very well at the NSW Business Chamber State Awards held in November this year,” Mr Townsend said.

“It is always a proud moment to witness a business owner who pays their selves last, finally receive recognition of their success and contribution to the community.”

The Gala Dinner and Award Celebration will be held at the Civic Centre in Gunnedah on September 1.

2017 New England North West Regional Business Awards finalists:

Young Business Executive

David Levingston, Monfia Connect, Armidale

Kate Ottewel, Best Employment, Tamworth

Katie Marie Johnson, First National, Gunnedah

Kellie Mackney, Hazells Farm & Fertilizer Services, Tamworth

Samual Collier, Kenway & Clark, Moree

Young Entrepreneur

Brook Patriguin, Lil Achievers, Gunnedah

Jane Brennan, Ivory Lane Event Styling & Hire, Tamworth

Scott David Williams, White Leaf Dental, Armidale

Business Leader

David Traynor, Regional Finance Solutions, Inverell

Deborah Hunter, Rusden St Physiotherapy and Workhealth Australia, Armidale

Gemille Hayes, Kenway & Clarke, Moree

Kristen Lovett, Kristen Lovett Accounting Services, Tenterfield

Matthew Wheatley, Sigma Aerospace, Tamworth

Excellence in Small Business

Daily Ritual, Armidale

Kristen Lovett Accounting Services, Tenterfield

Marius Small Animal Veterinary Clinic, Tamworth

R.J O'Halloran & Co, Tamworth

Ultra Fleet, Gunnedah

U Goose, Llangothlin

United Taekwondo, Tamworth

Wade Street Meats, Inverell

Why Leave Town Productions, Narrabri

Excellence in Business

Kenway & Clark, Moree

Mannion Group, Gunnedah

Regional Finance Solutions, Inverell

Sigma Aerospace, Tamworth

TG's Child Care, Armidale

Excellence in Social Enterprise

BEST Employment, Tamworth

Brighter Access, Inverell

Cancer Council NSW, Tamworth

McLean Care, Inverell

National Trust of Australia - Saumarez Homestead, Armidale

Start Up Superstar

Goonoo Goonoo Station, Timbumburi

Magic Electricity Box, Armidale

Riley’s Furniture & Carpets, Gunnedah

Excellence in Innovation

BAE Systems, Tamworth

Brighter Access, Inverell

Integral Health, Armidale

Namoi Valley Bricks, Gunnedah

Wholegrain Milling Company, Gunnedah

U Goose, Llangothlin

Excellence in Sustainability

McDonalds, Tamworth

New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale

Employer of Choice

Invest Blue, Armidale

Kristen Lovett Accounting Services, Tenterfield

Tamworth Community College, Tamworth

Telstra Business Centre North West NSW, Tamworth

TG's Child Care, Armidale

Local Chamber of Commerce

Gunnedah District Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Guyra District Chamber of Commerce

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