6 May 2019

The Orana has been showcased in the 2019 Western NSW Regional Business Awards, with 16 businesses from the region named as finalists in the upcoming event.

RDA Orana Director of Regional Development Megan Dixon was pleased with the recognition which celebrates business excellence in western NSW.

“The exposure that a business receives through these awards is important for their future development and success,” Mrs Dixon said.

“Particularly at a time when communities in western NSW have been impacted by drought, this gives investors confidence in their strength and resilience.

“Recognising and celebrating business excellence is a really important aspect of social and economic development.”

Finalists are:

Outstanding Young Employee

Jenna Knight, Katrina Curry Hairdressing, Mudgee

Ashley Goulthorpe, Pink Orchid Florist, Parkes

Outstanding Young Entrepreneur

Kristen Woods, Kristen’s Dance Studio, Forbes

Twinkalkumar Rupareliya, Rams International Groceries, Dubbo

Patrick Lenehan, Regos Plus Tyre & Mechanical, Parkes

Outstanding Business Leader

Rusty Russell, Double R Equipment Repairs, Mudgee

Debbie Prior, Flannery’s Pharmacy, Forbes

Anthony Redfern, Forefront Services, Orange

Cathy Buckley, Orana Heights After School Care Inc, Dubbo

Tracie Robertson, Ray White Parkes

Alicia Ball, The Salon Collective & Brother Fox Barbershop, Cowra

Excellence in Micro Business

Cowra Glass Service, Cowra

Jespresso, Wellington

Ruby Maine, Dubbo

Stanley Finance, Mudgee

Excellence in Small Business

axxis, Dubbo

Flannery’s Pharmacy, Forbes

Leven Smash Repairs, Mudgee

Regos Plus Tyre & Mechanical, Parkes

Excellence in Business

A1 Earthworx Mining and Civil, Mudgee

Forefront Services, Orange

Mayfield Garden, Oberon

Midwest Foods & Liquor, Dubbo

Safe Tasks, Parkes

Double R Equipment Repairs, Mudgee

Excellence in Social Enterprise

Cowra Grenfell Meals on Wheels Food Service Inc, Cowra

Elevate Dance Studio, Forbes

Parkes Shire Food Service Inc, Parkes

Titan Macquarie Mud Run, Dubbo

Start Up Superstar

Made of Fridays, Forbes

See Solar, Parkes

Excellence in Innovation

Central Milling, Cowra

Forefront Services, Orange

iDental surgery, Coonabarabran

Life Pharmacy Forbes

Mudgee Region Tourism, Mudgee

Ray White Parkes

Regional Enterprise Development Institute, Dubbo

Excellence in Sustainability

Blue Wren Wines, Mudgee

Regand Park Early Childhood Education Centre, Dubbo

Outstanding Employer of Choice

Axxis, Dubbo

Cowra Information & Neighbourhood Centre, Cowra

Flannery’s Pharmacy, Forbes

Forefront Services, Orange

Ultimate Care Skin and Body Centre, Mudgee

Local Chamber of Commerce

Bathurst Business Chamber

Cowra Business Chamber

Regional winners will be announced on Friday, May 10 at Blue Wren Wines in Mudgee during the Western NSW Gala Event.