Businesses are being urged to shine a light on their accomplishments by entering the 2018 Resource Industry Network Awards.
Top performers from the region’s resource sector will be placed in the spotlight at the 2018 RIN Awards, to be held at the Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre on May 18.
Last year’s Out of the Box category winner, Trish Edwards from Active Adrenalin Performance Coaching, said the awards were a ‘door-opening’ experience.
“Winning the Out of the Box category at the Awards in 2017 opened doors to have conversations with key personnel within mining organisations. These discussions provided us with valuable feedback to refine our program and directly align it with worker welfare and safety performance objectives at an organisational and industry level,” Ms Edwards said.
The 2018 event delivers a new award category – the Striving for Diversity Award – which will further showcase a business’ efforts to improve in all areas of their operations.
The award categories include: Chasing Foreign Markets Award, Leading from the Front Award, Out of the Box Award, Safety Foremost Award, Connecting in the Community Award, Standing out from the Crowd Award, Striving for Diversity Award, and the Tony Britton Award.
Nominations close on April 20.
Businesses who nominate can receive support from the Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning, who will assist with application reviews, as well as tips and feedback on how strengthen their submissions.
This year’s judging panel includes:
• Grant Polwarth – CEO, Fitzroy Resources • Liz Watts – General Manager Daunia, BHP • Dan Clifford – Managing Director, Stanmore Coal • Derek Muirhead – Manager Health, Safety and Training – Mining, Downer • Matthew Gray, Partner, KPMG • Craig Doyle – Chief Executive Office, Mackay Regional Council • Ged Walsh – Regional Director, Hays Recruiting
To nominate visit: www.resourceindustrynetwork.org.au/rin-awards