On Friday 21 September, more than 700 of Western Sydney’s most influential business leaders and professionals flooded into Rosehill Gardens Racecourse to attend the 28th annual Western Sydney Awards for Business Excellence Awards Gala.

With an exciting racing carnival theme and a record turnout, the atmosphere at this year’s WSABE Gala was one that had never been experienced before. Adding to this energy were some highly engaging, critically acclaimed entertainment pieces, courtesy of Riverside Theatres and Dance XS Studio.

WSABE were proud to welcome back The Hon Gladys Berejiklian, Premier of New South Wales, as our keynote speaker for the third consecutive year. We would also like to extend our gratitude to Luke Foley MP, Shadow Minister for Western Sydney and Leader of the Opposition, for once again supporting the WSABE platform and speaking at the 2018 Gala.

Finally, we would like to thank all sponsors and supporting chambers for their contributions to what was the best WSABE Gala to date. It is through your input that WSABE is able to serve as a meeting point for businesses in Western Sydney and build towards its objectives of establishing a more unified and prosperous Western Sydney business community.  

WINNERS

DOOLEYS Lidcombe Catholic Club Outstanding Young Employee

Jessica Craig – Hugo Halliday PR & Marketing

PAYCE Outstanding Young Entrepreneur

Natalie Akkari – Montessori Merrylands Childcare

State finalist 2018 NSW Business Chamber Awards

AAA City Removalist Outstanding Business Leader

Phillip Raish – Wild FX

State finalist 2018 NSW Business Chamber Awards

Castle Group Excellence in Small Business (Less than 20 employees)

Roslyn Anderson – Wales Bus & Body Repairs 

State finalist 2018 NSW Business Chamber Awards

icare Excellence in Business

Julia Sampo – Empower Construction

State finalist 2018 NSW Business Chamber Awards

DOOLEYS Lidcombe Catholic Club Excellence in Social Enterprise

David Lamond – Michael Hughes Foundation

State finalist 2018 NSW Business Chamber Awards

Parramatta Leagues Club Start Up Super Star

Nadene Anderson – Footprints (Northmead) Early Intervention & Child Care Trust

State finalist 2018 NSW Business Chamber Awards

City of Parramatta Excellence in Innovation

Precision Metal Group

Parramatta Light Rail Excellence in Sustainability

Karee Oates – Evolve Housing

State finalist 2018 NSW Business Chamber Awards

KPMG Excellence in Export

Sara Ang – Featherdale Wildlife Park

State finalist 2018 NSW Business Chamber Awards

Wenty Leagues Outstanding Employer of Choice

Ronald McDonald House Westmead

State finalist 2018 NSW Business Chamber Awards

HomeWorld Excellence in Workplace Inclusion

Sue O’Rourke – Figtree Conference Centre

State finalist 2018 NSW Business Chamber Awards

Belgrin Excellence in Marketing

Featherdale Wildlife Park

University of New England Excellence in Education, Training & Careers

Re-Engineering Australia Foundation

City of Parramatta Excellence in Customer Service

Wild FX

icare Excellence in Work Health & Safety

Australian Work Health & Safety

Jewel Fine Foods Excellence in Hospitality & Tourism

Momento Hospitality

Commonwealth Bank Excellence in Arts & Culture

Corinn Cordina – Rookwood General Cemeteries Reserve Trust

Castle Group Excellence in a Traditional Trade

Precision Metal Group

State finalist 2018 NSW Business Chamber Awards

Parramatta Chamber of Commerce Patron’s Choice

Kurrajong Kitchen

Commonwealth Bank Business of the Year

Featherdale Wildlife Park

Local Chamber of Commerce

Nigel Rayner – Sydney Hills Business Chamber

State finalist 2018 NSW Business Chamber Awards

Finalists

DOOLEYS Lidcombe Catholic Club Outstanding Young Employee

Darren Lee – The Lido Group
Emily Braithwaite – Featherdale Wildlife Park
Frances Sidarous – Sidarous Realty Pty Ltd
Jessica Craig – Hugo Halliday PR & Marketing
Michelle Smyth – OZ Design Furniture

PAYCE Outstanding Young Entrepreneur

Christa Anthony – Studio Dance NSW
Frances Sidarous – Sidarous Realty Pty Ltd 
Laura Anne Saad – Laura Anne Designer Cakes
Lucy Wang – Experimentum Innovative Arts & Design
Natalie Akkari – Montessori Merrylands Childcare
Neelam Mani – Get Digi With It
Paramhans Pratick Tanna – Special Events Australia
Simone Riviere – Blacktown Area Pet Sitting
Tuan Duong – Duo Tax Quantity Surveyors

AAA City Removalist Outstanding Business Leader

Ben Newsome – Fizzics Education
Gina Field – Nepean Regional Security
Jason Elias – Precision Metal Group
Marcello Colosimo – Momento Hospitality
Phillip Raish – Wild FX
Ruma Mundi – First National Hills Direct
Sara Ang – Featherdale Wildlife Park

Castle Group Excellence in Small Business (Less than 20 employees)

Adviser fp

ATB Partners
Bowermans Office Furniture 
Chief Fluid Systems 
Marketing Heads Australia
Montessori Merrylands Childcare 
Precision Metal Group 
ProGalor Institute 
Towns Conveyancing Services 
Wales Bus & Body Repairs 
White River Design

Youth InSearch     

icare Excellence in Business 

Ronald McDonald House Westmead
C-Mac Industries (Aust) 
Empower Construction 
Exigo Tech 
REACH for Training 
Rookwood General Cemeteries Reserve Trust 
Sparks+Partners Consulting Engineers

DOOLEYS Lidcombe Catholic Club Excellence in Social Enterprise

Dinner on the Table
Fizzics Education 
Michael Hughes Foundation 
Re-Engineering Australia Foundation 
YADA Young Adult Disabled Association

Parramatta Leagues Club Start Up Super Star

Australasian Vaulting Industries 
Begina Education Centre 
Dessert Boxes 
Footprints (Northmead) Early Intervention & Child Care Trust 
Greek Vegan Bakery

City of Parramatta Excellence in Innovation

Australian Childcare Alliance NSW 
Consider It Done Australia 
International Animal Health Products
Precision Metal Group
The Lido Group
White River Design

Parramatta Light Rail Excellence in Sustainability

Evolve Housing 
Momento Hospitality 
Montessori Merrylands Childcare 
Nepean Regional Security

KPMG Excellence in Export

Ensitech 
Featherdale Wildlife Park

Wenty Leagues Outstanding Employer of Choice

Ronald McDonald House Westmead 
Blacktown Area Pet Sitting 
C-Mac Industries (Aust)
Momento Hospitality 
Montessori Merrylands Childcare

HomeWorld Excellence in Workplace Inclusion

Ronald McDonald House Westmead 
Figtree Conference Centre 
Kurrajong Kitchen

Belgrin Excellence in Marketing

ATB Partners
Featherdale Wildlife Park 
Fizzics Education 
Marketing Heads Australia 
OZ Design Furniture

University of New England Excellence in Education, Training & Careers

Ronald McDonald House Westmead 
Featherdale Wildlife Park 
Fizzics Education 
Re-Engineering Australia Foundation 
Studio Dance NSW

City of Parramatta Excellence in Customer Service

Jump! Swim Schools Guildford 
Kingswood Compounding Pharmacy 
Montessori Merrylands Childcare 
Nepean Regional Security
Reflexation Footsteps To Health
Ruth Fattal Haute Couture 
Unique Finance Services 
Vogue Real Estate 
Wild FX

icare Excellence in Work Health & Safety

Australian Work Health & Safety
Featherdale Wildlife Park
Montessori Merrylands Childcare

Jewel Fine Foods Excellence in Hospitality & Tourism

Kebabiya Street Grill
Momento Hospitality

Commonwealth Bank Excellence in Arts & Culture

Amar Singh – Turbans 4 Australia
Ballina Gee – Pacific Diva World
Corinn Cordina – Rookwood General Cemeteries Reserve Trust
Joanne Kee – National Theatre of Parramatta
Christa Anthony – Studio Dance NSW

Castle Group Excellence in a Traditional Trade

C-Mac Industries (Aust)
Precision Metal Group
Wales Bus & Body Repairs

 

Testimonials

“Receiving the 2016 WSABE Business of the Year Award (along a few others), has been a truly satisfying experience that has catapulted Sparks+Partners into the spotlight based on genuine hard work, reward and recognition. Competing with so many other talented Western Sydney businesses was an honour and an opportunity to discover new connections and uncover the best in the west. We encourage anyone considering entering to take the plunge, the effort and experience is absolutely worthwhile.”

– Leon Dimino, Sparks+Partners Consulting Engineers Managing Director

“ The WSABE award is not one to be on a mantle, the flow on effect and power of the award certainly has surpassed my expectations, with continued personal and business growth. From an avid awards goer, the WSABE awards, I would have to say are the pinnacle of any awards program for business success”
– Gina Field, Nepean Regional Security Managing Director

“The WSABE awards are a great way to showcase the amazing contributions of extraordinary people right across Greater Western Sydney. We are very proud as a non-profit organisation to be awarded finalist in the Excellence of Social Enterprise category for 2017. We look forward to continuing to promote the great work that is being done in the community sector and all who work in it. I commend WSABE for providing a platform where Greater Western Sydney businesses and community groups can come together and be celebrated.”
– One Hotels and Apartments – Parramatta Mission

“We at the Greater Western Sydney GIANTS were delighted to receive the marketing award at the 2016 WSABE Gala Dinner. Being part of the community of organisations associated with the Chamber along with those who attended on the night gives us a genuine connection with business within Western Sydney. The process in the lead up to the awards night including the nomination process was seamless and we were honoured that our marketing campaign won this award and can therefore be seen to resonate with the community in which we are part of.”
– Rebecca Shaw, GWS Giants, General Manager Marketing and Consumer

General Inquiries

02 9635 0022

Ticketing and Nomination Inquiries

Louise Zajac
wsabe@parramattachamber.com.au

Sponsorship Opportunities

Romina Bousimon
romina@parramattachamber.com.au

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