Night of glamour at the races for 27th Mid West Chamber of Commerce and Industry Business Excellence Awards

Staff reporterGeraldton Guardian
The venue for the 2023 Business Excellence Awards at Geraldton Turf Club,
Camera IconThe venue for the 2023 Business Excellence Awards at Geraldton Turf Club, Credit: Mullermind Creative

Local businesses and the people who help them thrive behind the scenes were celebrated under starry skies at the 27th Mid West Chamber of Commerce and Industry Business Excellence Awards.

The glamorous event on Saturday, November 25 was held in a clear marquee at Geraldton Turf Club, with the theme A Night at the Races.

The major winners included Finlay’s Kalbarri (Business of the Year), D’Guy Charters (People’s Choice), Incite Security (Judge’s Choice) and Michelle Marshall from Greenough Cafe (excellence in customer service hospitality and overall).

MWCCI CEO Joanne Fabling said planning for the awards was a six-month process, with more than 400 nominations received, resulting in 110 submissions across 17 categories.

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Ms Fabling thanked all the sponsors for again bringing this event to life.

“In the face of ongoing challenges, including skills and housing shortages and rising costs, Saturday night’s sold-out event served as a collective affirmation of the resilience and determination of Mid West businesses,” she said.

“It was an evening where we set aside our daily hurdles to revel in the collective achievements of our community.”


Business of the Year: Finlay’s Kalbarri

People’s Choice: D’Guy Charters

Judges Choice: Incite Security

Aboriginal Business Award: Oaks Civil Construction

Apprenticeship Support Award: Platinum Electricians

Excellence in Food & Beverage Manufacturing Award: Illegal Tender Distilling Co

Innovation Excellence Award: SeaStock

Social Media Marketing Award: Scrapbook House

Aboriginal Engagement Award: Oaks Civil Construction

Excellence in Community (NFP & Charity): Centacare Family Services

Excellence in Customer Service Business Award: Total Toilets

Excellence in Tourism Business Award: Finlay’s Kalbarri

Best New & Emerging Business Award: Sour Hour Cocktails & Co

Best Micro/Sole Trader Business Award: SJT Electrical & Maintenance

Best Medium Business: Finlay’s Kalbarri

Best Large Business: Platinum Electricians

Excellence in Customer Service (Hospitality & Overall): Michelle Marshall (Greenough Cafe)

Excellence in Customer Service (Retail): Belinda Norris (Splash Batavia Coast Pools & Spa)

Excellence in Customer Service (Tourism): Cameron Williams (Midwest Adventure Tours)

Excellence in Customer Service (Services): Paige Guille-Harvey (Midwest Funerals)

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