Maranoa Business Awards 2020
Maranoa Business Awards 2020

WINNERS: Maranoa Business Awards 2020

IN its seventh year of the Maranoa Business Awards, businesses were able to reflect and pride themselves on overcoming the challenges of 2020 by showing resilience and exploring new opportunities.

The Maranoa Business Awards were launched in 2014 as a mechanism to acknowledge excellence in the Maranoa business community with a view to encourage others to survive and grow.

Cyril Peet, president of Commerce Roma kicked off the night saying “what a year this has been” with the rise of COVID-19 and how it has affected businesses in the region.

“2020 has been built with uncertainty and despite the affects and restrictions of COVID-19, the business community has shown resilience,” Mr Peet said.

“COVID-19 has changed the way we do business in a lot of ways, but a lot of businesses have chased business opportunities through the internet and social media.

“And while 2020 is not over yet, we have projects that will be great for our region – the near completion of the new Roma Hospital, the start of new IGA store as well as establishment and expansion of new and exciting businesses across the Maranoa.”

He said the awards encourages other businesses to grow but also to highlight that the region is moving forward with the times and needs of our community.

Maree Bunt Individual Customer Service Award:

Winner – Tia Bentley from Bentley’s Beauty Boutique

Finalists – Maddie Bonsey from McDonald’s Roma and Sharni Beck from Frankie Wilde

Commerce Roma Business Customer Service Award:

Winner – JC Detailing

Finalists – Bentley’s Beauty Boutique and Tivoli Rose Skin & Beauty

Santos Business of the Year

Winner – Vital Health

Finalists – Tivoli Rose Skin & Beauty and Beck’s Chopping Board

AGL Employee of the Year

Winner – Katie O’Brien from LJ Hooker

Finalists – Jessie Edwards, Samantha Sallway, Michelle James, Bianca Brits, Thomas Duff, Nikki O’Dea

Origin Small Business of the Year

Winner – Tivoli Rose Skin & Beauty

Finalists – Hall’s Furniture Court and Gretel Lane

NAB Regional & Agribusiness Medium Business of the Year

Winner – Beck’s Chopping Board

Finalists – Roma Central Motel and Roma Taxation Services

TAFE Queensland (South West) Large Business of the Year

Winner – Vital Health

Finalists – Club Hotel Roma and Wellpro Services Pty Ltd

South West News Retail, Wholesale and Distribution

Winner – Gretel Lane

Finalists – Amanda’s Choice and Hall’s Furniture Court

Roma Explorers Inn Tourism and Hospitality Award

Winner – Roma Central Motel

Finalists – Beck’s Chopping Board and Club Hotel Roma

BESIC Watpac Trades, Professions and Services Award

Winner – Vital Health

Finalists – Roma Taxation Services and Tivoli Rose Skin & Beauty

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