15 May 2019

Orana region businesses have walked away successful in the 2019 Western NSW Regional Business Awards with 6 of our local business coming out on top at the awards ceremony at Blue Wren Winery on the 10th of May.

Regional Development Australia Orana Director Megan said, “Congratulations to all the finalist,

“It is absolutely outstanding to see local Orana business being recognised for their hard work particularly during the drought which has affected majority of small businesses in our region,

“The exposure that a business receives from these awards is fantastic for their future development and success,”

Orana Award Recipients included:

  • Outstanding Young Employee- Jenna Knight, Katrina Curry Hairdressing, Mudgee
  • Outstanding Business Leader- Rusty Russell, Double R Equipment Repairs, Mudgee
  • Excellence in Micro Business- Ruby Maine, Dubbo
  • Excellence in Innovation- Mudgee Regional Tourism, Mudgee
  • Excellence in Sustainability- Regand Park Early Childhood Education Centre, Dubbo
  • Outstanding Employer of Choice- Ultimate Care Skin and Body Centre, Mudgee

The winners will now progress to the NSW State Finals held in on Friday 20th September at the International Convention Centre in Sydney.

The NSW awards celebrate business excellence in NSW by recognising and rewarding outstanding businesses whose passion, innovation and success inspires other businesses and business people.

Other award winners:

  • Outstanding Young Entrepreneur- Patrick Lenehan, Regos Plus Tyre & Mechanical, Parkes
  • Outstanding Business leader- Tracie Robertson, Ray White Parkes
  • Excellence in Small Business- Rego Plus Tyre & Mechanical, Parkes
  • Excellence in Business- Mayfield Garden, Oberon
  • Excellence in Social Enterprise- Cowra Grenfell Meals on Wheels Food Service Inc, Cowra
  • Start Up Superstar- See Solar, Parkes
  • Excellence in Innovation- Forefront Service, Orange (Highly Commended)
  • Outstanding Employer of Choice- Flannery’s Pharmacy, Forbes (Highly Commended)
  • Local Chamber of Commerce- Cowra Business Chamber
  • Regional Business of the Year- Regos Plus Tyre & Mechanical Parkes