EIGHT PAGES OF DALBY BUSI­NESS EX­CEL­LENCE AWARDS’ COV­ER­AGE

PCYC, high school awarded

Dalby Herald - - FRONT PAGE - Ebony Graveur ebony.graveur@dal­by­her­ald.com.au

TWO win­ners were de­clared for the Busi­ness of the Year award in the 2018 Dalby Busi­ness Ex­cel­lence Awards.

Dalby State High School and the Dalby PCYC tied for first place, a phe­nom­e­non the event hasn’t seen be­fore, de­spite the event be­ing in its 22nd year.

Brett Hunter, the act­ing branch man­ager of the PCYC, said the win was un­ex­pected but a great honour.

“We didn’t know we were nom­i­nated,” Mr Hunter said. “I’m not even sure ex­actly how the process works.”

Mr Hunter said the PCYC’s func­tion of in­ter­act­ing with the youth in town was close to his heart.

“It’s good to be able to help young peo­ple be­cause we have dif­fi­cult times in our so­ci­ety.”

Mr Hunter said the role the PCYC played in so­ci­ety may have led to the tie for first place.

“I would think it’s just what we pro­vide to the com­mu­nity in terms of sport­ing ac­tiv­i­ties and other recre­ational ac­tiv­i­ties,” he said. “That and our great fa­cil­i­ties that we lease from the coun­cil.”

For other busi­nesses look­ing to achieve ex­cel­lence, Mr Hunter high­lighted the im­por­tance of good staff.

“Our staff are com­mit­ted to pro­vid­ing ser­vice to the com­mu­nity and an av­enue for sport and re­cre­ation to young peo­ple in town, to keep them oc­cu­pied and out of trou­ble,” said Mr Hunter.

The PCYC hopes to ex­tend its gymnastics room to ac­com­mo­date the large num­ber of par­tic­i­pants. The gym­na­sium is set to be op­er­at­ing 24/7 in the fu­ture.

The Dalby Busi­ness Ex­cel­lence Awards is or­gan­ised by the Dalby Cham­ber of Com­merce and In­dus­try.

The an­nual event was held at the Dalby Show­grounds.

PHOTO: SU­SAN JA­COBS PHOTOGRAPHY

JOINT CHAM­PI­ONS: Brett Hunter from the Dalby PCYC and Dean Rus­sell from Dalby State High School.

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