SATURDAY night’s 2017 Banjo Business Awards fulfilled a goal for Mulberry Lane Vet Hospital as it picked up two honours.
They were its first awards since 2011, including Excellence in Small Business and Excellence in Professional or Health Services, with nurse Rhiannan Roth given a Highly Commended in the Best New Employee category.
Director Dr Judith Carney said the win was due to its accreditation as a hospital of excellence and her team.
“I was so proud of [Ms Roth],” she said.
Housing Plus was named Employer of Choice and human resources manager Vanessa Cliffe said the key was flexible hours and being able to tailor workforce training.
“They’re responding really well to that,” she said.
Yates Baker McLean director and Molong office manager Cally Woodhouse was named Business Leader and hoped to set an example.
“It’s important to see women can be in those positions,” she said.
AND THE WINNERS WERE …
Who took home the big awards on Saturday night:
- Best New Employee award: Jessica Cullen of Elwood’s Eatery
- Excellence in Customer Service award: Nick Clift of Forefront Services
- Young Entrepreneur award: Anthony Redfern of Forefront Services
- Business Leader award: Cally Woodhouse of Yates Baker McLean
- Best New Business award: Dirty Workx Pty Ltd
- Employer of Choice award: Housing Plus
- Excellence in Hospitality Services award: Elwood’s Eatery
- Excellence in Tourism award: Orange Visitor Information Centre
- Excellence in Manufacturing, Agribusiness, Mining, Industrial or Trade award: RJM Communications and Electrical
- Excellence in Professional or Health Services award: Mulberry Lane Vet Hospital
- Excellence in Retail award: Bobbies Clothing
- Excellence in Personal Lifestyle Services award: The Dog Lady
- Excellence in Community Services award: LiveBetter Community Services
- Hall of Fame Inductee: Bobbies Clothing
- Excellence in Small Business (less than 20 people) award: Mulberry Lane Vet hospital
- Excellence in Business (more than 20 people) award: Forefront Services
- Banjo Business of the Year: Forefront Services