Winners for the 29th Annual Western Sydney Awards for Business Excellence (WSABE) were announced the Annual Awards Gala on Friday 13 September at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse in the presence of the Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP, Premier of New South Wales and Julia Finn MP, who represented the NSW Opposition Leader, Jodi McKay MP.
Over 600 guests including dignitaries such as the Hon. Dr. Geoffrey Lee MP, Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education, Member for Parramatta, The Hon. Alan Cadman OAM, WSABE Patron, Councillor Bill Tyrell, representing the Lord Mayor of Parramatta, Andrew Wilson, and many more partook in an exceptional evening that celebrated the success stories of the Greater Western Sydney region.
Master of Ceremonies Tim Gilbert, SKY News, Presenter kicked off the evening to a brilliant start as the Premier of NSW Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP, provided an insightful overview of Western Sydney as a key economic hub and gave her vision of it’s development in the future. Interlaced throughout the evening was an engaging program of entertainment featuring River City Voices, Western Sydney’s only auditioned choir, and WB Productions, who brought to the stage a specially choreographed WSABE Showcase piece.
The most coveted WSABE Award, the Commonwealth Bank Business of the Year, was awarded to Evolve Housing Ltd. This award is conferred following vigorous assessment by WSABE’s independent judging panel, taking into consideration the winner of each individual category to determine the stand out business of the 2019 year.
DOOLEYS Lidcombe Catholic Club Outstanding Young Employee
Milad Anjoul – PwC Australia
PAYCE Outstanding Young Entrepreneur
Zyran Erasmus – App Boxer
Service NSW Outstanding Business Leader
Navneesh Garg – Adactin Group Pty Ltd
Australian Turf Club Excellence in Micro Business
HomeWorld Excellence in Small Business
Unimoni Excellence in Business
DOOLEYS Lidcombe Catholic Club Excellence in Social Enterprise
Parramatta Leagues Club Start Up Super Star
City of Parramatta Excellence in Innovation
Parramatta Light Rail Excellence in Sustainability
Parramatta Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Export
Wenty Leagues Outstanding Employer of Choice
icare Excellence in Workplace Health & Safety
Parramatta Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Marketing
University of New England Excellence in Education, Training & Careers
City of Parramatta Excellence in Customer Service
Commonwealth Bank Excellence in Arts & Culture
Westfield Parramatta Excellence in Retail
Parramatta Chamber of Commerce Patron’s Choice
Commonwealth Bank Business of the Year
“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
On behalf of DCL Engineering we are very grateful and honored to be receiving this award – WSABE Patrons Choice for 2021.
61 years ago this year, my father, Bill Green started our Company and this award is a testament to his dedicated hard work & work ethic and a recognition of our company’s continual growth.
I would like to thank this wonderful team who continues to drive the business, helping with our investment in new technologies and providing the business with the platform and resources to be able to develop, grow and innovate.
Thank you to the WSABE and the Parramatta Chamber of Commerce for the opportunity and the recognition.
We look forward to our next 60 years of further innovations for DCL Engineering.
-Greg Green, DCL Engineering, Managing Director.
To win the Excellence in Arts and Culture Award for the second year in a row is deeply validating especially as they coincide with the two hard years of COVID. Within and without the organisation it confirms we are making the difference we hope to achieve, galvanising us into a common purpose. For every member of the team, the over 100 artists we employ, the over 70 partners we work with, the recognition of the excellence we achieve through our programs and for the people we serve energises us to continue to provide the platform for our stories to be told and celebrated.
-Michael Campbell, WestWords Executive Director.
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