EIGHT PAGES OF DALBY BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS’ COVERAGE
PCYC, high school awarded
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.
JOINT CHAMPIONS: Brett Hunter from the Dalby PCYC and Dean Russell from Dalby State High School.