On the bus to success

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Business - By DENISE S. CAHILL

AF­TER just a year on Rot­tnest Is­land, bus and coach ser­vice provider ADAMS has won WA’s top tourism award.

The Malaga-based busi­ness that started 11 years ago re­ceived the Sir David Brand Award for Tourism for out­stand­ing achieve­ment in ser­vic­ing the WA tourism in­dus­try, at the re­cent WA Tourism Awards.

It also won the Ma­jor Tour and Trans­port Op­er­a­tors prize.

Owner Adam Barn­yard said he suc­ceeded in busi­ness be­cause he knew his weak­nesses and found peo­ple smarter than him at cer­tain things.

“The Sir David Brand Award is the high­est hon­our in the state for our in­dus­try and it hasn’t come with­out ded­i­ca­tion and sac­ri­fice from many peo­ple,” Mr Barn­yard said.

“As the busi­ness leader, I have a pas­sion for tourism and I make sure this is fil­tered down through my staff.”

ADAMS man­ager John Weather­head said the com­pany had be­come part of the Rot­tnest busi­ness com­mu­nity since start­ing on the Is­land a year ago.

“Ev­ery­one who works here feels priv­i­leged and loves it,” he said.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie d462756

ADAMS man­ager John Weather­head, at front, with driver Sher­rie Grove, Luke Hay­man, John Wylie and Ian Cooper.

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