Port Macquarie Chamber of Commerce
Wednesday 2 October 2019

Courtesy of Wauchope Gazette, 24th September 2019

Wauchope Country Club is celebrating its Excellence in Small Business Award at the NSW Business Chamber 2019 Mid North Coast Regional Business Awards, and looking forward to the State finals in Sydney.

Caleb Rose, general manager of the club, said the award was all about the business’s growth, and the strategy that they applied from a business that was going to go out the back door to one that has a future.

“Our staff and products are improving. With a members’ club, you need your members, as well as your staff, to be part of the culture.”

“It’s about Wauchope. When we go to Sydney, and win, lose or draw, our town will be up on the big screen, and we get a chance to showcase it. I want to push the local flavour,” he said.

Cassegrain Wines was named business of the year, taking out the top honours, ahead of a swathe of local businesses recognised for their contributions to the local economy.

Held on Friday, September 13 at Sails Port Macquarie by Rydges, the Mid North Coast Regional Business Awards hosted over 200 people from 40 different local businesses to celebrate and showcase their success.

The Mid North Coast winners will progress as state finalists in the NSW Business Chamber’s State Business Awards, to be held in Sydney on Friday 22 November at the International Convention Centre.

These awards saw the winners from a number of local Chamber awards programs from across the region, entering as finalist.

“The winners of the 2019 Mid North Coast Regional Business Awards, have been recognised as the best of the best from across the region,” said Kellon Beard Regional, manager Mid North Coast NSW Business Chamber.

“It is very important for the Mid North Coast business community to come together and celebrate the success of regional business, and the awards program facilitates this,” Mr Beard said.

The winners are:

Outstanding Young Employee: Kayla Fuller, Touchwood Flowers

Outstanding Young Entrepreneur: Ritchie Mann, WM Meats

Outstanding Business Leader: Trent Jennison, Valley Industries

Excellence in Micro Business: Kirstie’s Skinsational

Excellence in Small Business: Wauchope Country Club

Excellence in Business: South West Rocks Country Club

Excellence in Export: Cassegrain Wines

Excellence in Social Enterprise: Valley Industries

Start Up Superstar: First State Allstars

Excellence in Innovation: Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail

Excellence in Sustainability: Affirmations Australia

Outstanding Employer of Choice: mbc Recruitment

Local Chamber of Commerce: Port Macquarie Chamber of Commerce

Regional Business of the Year: Cassegrain Wines

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