From leading-edge strategies to reducing workplace injuries, to community involvement to promote suicide prevention and the development of an international supply chain to increase cost-effectiveness – some of the Mackay region’s most innovative resource services businesses have been celebrated at the recent Resource Industry Network 2017 Chairman’s Awards.
Resource Industry Network chair Tony Caruso said the evening was hugely successful with more than 340 in attendance at the Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre to celebrate the people, the innovation and the successes of the resource services sector.
“These awards recognise excellence in business and the significant contribution that those businesses make to the regional economy and community. All winners were truly worthy of their awards and I congratulate them on their hard work and outstanding achievement,” Mr Caruso said.
Mr Caruso, who is chief executive officer of Mastermyne, was honoured on the night with the Tony Britton award for outstanding dedication and enthusiasm to the resource services sector.
Werner Engineering general manager Chris Geach was an individual winner also for his commercial acumen in leading the company through a period of growth during the market downturn, including building new premises.
Mr Geach is also well known for his personal and family-friendly approach to management as well as his significant contribution to the community.
Other winners included Techserve for their whole-of-business safety strategy to reduce the recordable injury frequency rate and Mackay contracting firm QCCS for their efforts to promote suicide prevention and awareness through shared sponsorship with the Mackay Region Suicide Prevention Network.
Active Adrenalin Performance Coaching was recognised for its ‘Surviving Mining’ initiative and Mackay Conveyor Equipment for its development of an international supply chain which has enabled it to reduce the overall costs of systems and components and provide a better quality, cost effective product for its customers.
Below are the full details of category winners:
Safety Foremost Award – Techserve
Leading from the Front Award – Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal
Connecting in the Community Award – QCCS
Chasing Foreign Markets Award – Mackay Conveyor Equipment
Out of the Box Award – Active Adrenalin Performance Coaching
Standing Out from the Crowd – Werner Engineering – Chris Geach