Best in busi­ness recog­nised at pres­ti­gious cham­ber gongs

Broome Advertiser - - News - Jakeb Wad­dell

Small busi­nesses have al­ways been at the heart of Derby and their vi­tal role was recog­nised when the very best were hon­oured at a re­cent awards night.

The an­nual Derby Cham­ber of Com­merce and In­dus­try Small Busi­ness Awards were held on May 3 and saw some fa­mil­iar faces and new­com­ers praised in front of the com­mu­nity.

Yoga De­sire won the start-up busi­ness award, with Sec­ond Bite Pro­gram and Life and Soul Health and Fit­ness Club joint winners in the com­mu­nity en­gage­ment cat­e­gory.

The Abo­rig­i­nal busi­ness prize went to KW Re­frig­er­a­tion and Air-Con­di­tion­ing, and scenic flight op­er­a­tor KAS He­li­copters took out the tourism busi­ness award.

Ngunga De­signs was the win­ner of the in­no­va­tion busi­ness ac­co­lade, with the re­mote small busi­ness award go­ing to Over the Range Tyre and Me­chan­i­cal Re­pairs.

Other vic­tors were Skip­pers Clean­ing Ser­vice, Gun­galla Mackay, Kim­ber­ley Pharmacy, Sam­pey Meats and the Spinifex Ho­tel.

DCCI vice-pres­i­dent Ste­wart Milne con­grat­u­lated all winners and en­trants, who per­se­vered through the good and bad times.

“The awards aim to ac­knowl­edge the achieve­ments of lo­cal busi­nesses in Derby dur­ing the year and their ef­forts in a dif­fi­cult eco­nomic cli­mate,” he said.

“They would not be pos­si­ble with­out the support of the Small Busi­ness De­vel­op­ment Com­mis­sion and gen­er­ous spon­sors.”

Pic­ture: Hans Leenaarts

Darren Schip­per, of Skip­pers Clean­ing Ser­vice, with Les­ley-Anne Lawrie.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.