Pair make 40 Un­der 40 fi­nals

Pilbara News - - News - Louise Alling­ham

■ Blanche Bar’s Bart Par­sons and Fair Games WA’s John Van Bock­xmeer have been se­lected as fi­nal­ists in the an­nual 40 Un­der 40 Awards held in Perth on March 9.

The awards recog­nise the 40 lead­ing busi­ness achiev­ers in the State un­der the age of 40.

Mr Par­sons took out the award for his ef­forts in hos­pi­tal­ity and cul­tural events around the Pil­bara such as Beats in the Heat.

“(I am) hum­bled that some­one from as far out as the Pil­bara can be recog- nised but also, in the same light, very pleased that busi­ness peo­ple who think and work out­side the box are recog­nised for their hard work,” he said.

Mr Van Bock­xmeer has worked as an emer­gency doc­tor in Port Hed­land for seven years and started up the not­for-profit or­gan­i­sa­tion Fair Games WA, which pro­vides re­cy­cled sports equip­ment to com­mu­ni­ties around WA.

“I was very ex­cited to be a fi­nal­ist, and then find­ing out that I’d won on the night was ex­tremely ex­cit­ing as well,” he said.

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