Feb 15, 2017

Submissions open for business awards recognition

Submissions open for business awards recognition

The Resource Industry Network Chairman’s Awards will recognise resilience as well as excellence this year.

The awards program also offered an opportunity to recognise the significant contribution that those businesses made to regional economies and communities said Resource Industry Network Chairman, Tony Caruso.

“… Our local sector has shown enormous resilience over the past 12 months. Our region in particular is at the forefront of innovation in the services sector and there is much to celebrate,” said Mr Caruso.

“The awards are also an opportunity for businesses and individuals to stand out as role models and leaders in the industry.”

PIC: Resource Industry Network chairman Tony Caruso.

“I encourage all businesses to consider nominating for their business, for a key supplier’s business, or for any business which demonstrates the attributes which continue to make the Mackay region the outstanding contributor that it is.”

Nominations close 5pm, Friday April 7th.

The Black Tie Gala Dinner evening will be held at the Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre on Friday 12th May. Mark your calendars now, tickets will go on sale soon.

Media Contact: Kelley Porter 0411 113 703

Award Categories

The Safety Foremost Award – Sponsored by Ergon Energy

Awarded to an organisation that can demonstrate a sustained safety performance and/or culture in a workplace incorporating both physical safety and mental wellbeing.

Leading from the Front Award

Awarded to the organisation that best demonstrates how they successfully engaged with their employees to deliver a better outcome for their people or their business.

Connecting in the Community Award – Sponsored by the Local Buying Foundation

Awarded to the organisation that best demonstrates how they successfully engaged with the community or external stakeholders.

The Chasing Foreign Markets Award

Awarded to an organisation that demonstrates the most initiative or success in taking a product or service to the export market or using foreign markets or supply chains to improve their business outcomes here domestically.

The Out of the Box Award – Sponsored by North Queensland Bulk Ports

Awarded to an organisation that has demonstrated the most initiative in seeking out new opportunities for their business either through innovation in new products or services, diversification into new markets, or adapted to meet the current environment.

Standing out from the Crowd Award – Sponsored by Adani

Awarded to that one outstanding individual working in your business who has demonstrated commitment and dedication and resilience in current market conditions.

The Tony Britton Award

Awarded to a person who demonstrates dedication, enthusiasm and support for the wider resource services sector, outside of their own business interests. (This category will be run each year at the discretion of the Resource Industry Network board.)

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