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2019 Central Highlands Business Excellence Awards

17 September 2019



CHDC's biennial Central Highlands Business Excellence Awards are designed to celebrate the efforts and achievements of our diverse and dedicated business community and recognise their contribution, not only to economic vitality but to creating the strong, healthy, vibrant regional community that is the Central Highlands.

Winners for 2019 were announced at the Awards Gala Dinner on Saturday, 14 September.

View the full media release here.

With the exception of the People's Choice category, which was decided by a public vote, all winners in the 2019 Central Highlands Business Excellence Awards were chosen by a panel of independent, expert judges appointed by CHDC.

The CHDC Business of the Year was chosen from the category winners.

The Hall of Fame Award recognises businesses who have received an award in at least one category over three separate Central Highlands Business Excellence Awards (2013, 2015, 2017 and / or 2019).

WINNERS AND FINALISTS:

Capricorn Enterprise Tourism, Hospitality & Events Award

WINNER: Roses & Beans

FINALISTS: CHRRUP, Fair Dinkum Meats, Miner's Heritage, Springsure Working Horse Association, Takarakka Bush Resort

 

CQ Inland Port Manufacturing, Trades & Construction Award

WINNER: GT HOSES

FINALISTS: APH Glass & Aluminium, Central Highlands Fabrications

 

The Qld Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Agribusiness Award

WINNER: CHRRUP

FINALISTS: PLF Australia, SwarmFarm

 

Central Highlands Regional Council Health, Fitness & Wellbeing Award

WINNER: Sutherland & Reynolds - Maraboon Veterinary Surgery

FINALISTS: Emerald Medical Clinic, Emerald Pharmacy Services, Streamline Swimming Centre

 

Central Highlands Regional Council Retail, Wholesale & Distribution Services Award

WINNER: Fair Dinkum Meats

FINALISTS: Country Allure, Emerald Pharmacy Services, Gruffalo & Co., Roses & Beans, Shelfield Coffee Brewers.

 

Qantas Professional & Business Services Award

WINNER: 4T Consultants

FINALISTS: Centre for Play Therapy, Resource Property

 

H.E.M.E. Research & Skills Development Award

WINNER: Heumillers Enterprises

FINALIST: The Qld Department of Agriculture & Fisheries

 

Local Buying Foundation Innovation & Technology Award

WINNER: SwarmFarm

FINALISTS: Fair Dinkum Meats, PLF Australia

 

Local Buying Foundation Not-for-Profit Award

WINNER: Yumba Bimbi Support Services

FINALISTS: Emerald Medical Clinic, Springsure Working Horse Association

 

CQU Young Business Leader of the Year Award

WINNER: Angela Taylor - Country Allure

FINALISTS: Aaron Lee - Rural Skate Park Development Initiative Inc.

 

Advance Queensland Emerging Business of the Year Award

WINNER: Country Allure

FINALISTS: Gruffalo & Co., PLF Australia, Shelfield Coffee Brewers

 

CHDC Business of the Year Award

WINNER: Sutherland & Reynolds - Maraboon Veterinary Surgery

 

Hall of Fame Inductees

4T Consultants

-        Winner of 2013 - Training, Knowledge & Development Award

-        Winner of 2017 - Training, Knowledge & Development Award

-        Winner of 2019 - Professional & Business Services Award

 

Fair Dinkum Meats

-        Winner of 2015 - Hospitality Services Award

-        Winner of 2017 - Hospitality Services Award

-        Winner of 2019 - Retail, Wholesale & Distribution Award

 

People's Choice for Customer Service Award

WINNER: Takarakka Bush Resort

FINALISTS: Advanced Remedial Remedies, APH Glass & Aluminium, Bean Café, Black Iron Gym,

Blah Blah Sandwich Bar, Brewstar Coffee, Cally & Co., Capella Country Music Festival, Central Highlands Toyota, CP Dental, CQMX Spare Parts & Accessories, CQ Pet Rescue, CQ Tyres & Mechanical, Crawford Podiatry, Direct Hotels - Villas on Rivergum, Edison's Burger Bar, Ellenmave Vintage & Antiques, Emerald Central Palms Motel, Emerald Office Supplies, Emerald Show Society, Gruffalo & Co., Highland Homewares, Highlands Drafting & Engineering, House of Magnolias, Ja Max Mechanical, Maraboon Vet Surgery, Mask Face Painting, Mati Rose Boutique, Meraki Lashes CQ, Michael Maguire & Co., Nice Brows, Open Your Art, Resource Property, Roses & Beans, Rubyvale Caravan Park, Shelfield Coffee Brewers, Showdown Equine Performance Equipment, Smart Fitness, Stay On Sullivan, Subway Blackwater, Subway Emerald, Theo's Café, The Sensory Emerald, Ultimate Beauty Cartel, Yolo Shoes, Yumba Bimbi Support Services.

Maraboon Vet Surgery has been crowned Business of the Year at the 2019 Central Highlands Business Excellence Awards.


Takarakka Bush Resort's Christine Guy with the People's Choice Award.


Adani Australia Regional Content Manager Suzanne Mitchell (far right) presented Hall of Fame Awards to Jason and Tracey O'Loughlin of Fair Dinkum Meats and Ian Rankine and Bronwyn Reid of 4T Consultants.