Congratulations to all businesses who participated in the 2017 #CHBEA Central Highlands Business Excellence Awards program.

After more than 100 nominations and an extensive application, judging and shortlisting process, we are pleased to announce the winners.

Category: Business of the Year

  • Winner: H.E.M.E.

Category: Hall of Fame

  • Inductee: H.E.M.E.
  • Inductee: GeoRadar

Category: Tourism Award

  • Australian Nature Guides
  • Winner: Miners’ Heritage Walk-in Tour
  • Sandstone Park Carnarvon Gorge

Category: Manufacturing & Industry Award

  • Winner: H.E.M.E.
  • TNC Cranes

Category: Agribusiness Award

  • Winner: Emerald Land & Cattle Company (Livestock)
  • Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges (Emerald Agricultural College)

Category: Retail & Lifestyle Services Award

  • Winner: Fair Dinkum Meats
  • Pirtek
  • Sapphire Showcase

Category: Hospitality Services Award

  • Winner: Fair Dinkum Meats

Category: Professional Services Award

  • 4t Consultants
  • Winner: GeoRadar
  • Mining for Business

Category: Training, Knowledge & Development Award

  • Winner: 4t Consultants
  • Mining for Business
  • Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges (Emerald Agricultural College)

Category: Emerging Business of the Year

  • Anna Farquhar Music
  • Emerald Land & Cattle Company (Livestock)
  • Winner: Sandstone Park Carnarvon Gorge

Category: Young Business Leader of the Year

  • Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges (Emerald Agricultural College)
  • Anna Farquhar Music
  • Winner: Emerald Land & Cattle Company (Livestock)

Category: People’s Choice Award

  • Artworx 4720
  • Clam Automotive
  • CQ Acoustics
  • CQMX Spare Parts
  • CQ Tyre & Mechanical
  • Enwise Electrical Pty Ltd
  • GeoRadar Australia Pty Ltd
  • Gray Street Vets
  • H.E.M.E.
  • Le Porte Rosse
  • Luv-a-Coffee
  • Luv 2 Give
  • Maraboon Tavern
  • Winner: New Beginnings Personal Training
  • Pirtek Emerald
  • Sandstone Park Carnarvon Gorge
  • Shazza’s Snack Shack
  • Spendless Shoes
  • Springsure Woolshed Information Centre
  • TIG Electrical
  • WBQ Projects
  • Yumba Bimbi Support Services