THEY may have only opened up this year but Mount Isa Isuzu Ute are already making waves in the business community, taking out this year’s top honour at the 2016 EMO Trans Northern Outback Business Awards.
Isuzu Ute accepted the coveted business of the year award in front a packed crowd of 350 people at the gala event at the Mount Isa Civic Centre on Saturday.
Karl Lloyd of Isuzu Ute congratulated the team that joined him on stage.
Other winners on the night were:
Business growth award:
10 or less employees - Sanctum Skin and Spa Retreat.
More than 10 employees: MIETV
Business Innovation Award 10 or less employees - Kate Glover.
More than 10 employees - Scouller Energy
Sustainability in Business Award - Start Construction
New Investment Award 10 or less employees – Podium Health & Fitness.
More than 10 employees - Mount Isa Isuzu Ute.
Corporate citizenship award – Buffs Club
Workplace of choice award - 10 or less employees – Hello World
More than 10 employees – Mount Isa Pharmacy First
Community Organisation Award – North West Queensland Soccer Zone
Service excellence awards
Professional services sector – LJ Hooker Mount Isa
Health and beauty sector – Sanctum Skin and Spa Retreat
Hospitality and tourism sector.– MIETV
Trades and services sector – Start Construction
Retail sector – WiZZamakidZ
Employment, education and training sector – TAFE
Social and community sector – Solas
Customer service hero awards – Services sector – Jodie Shepherd.
Skilled sector – Mel Atherinos
Community sector – Sally Hollier
Emerging business – Mount Isa Coaches
Digital Strategy – LJ Hooker Mount Isa
Chamber’s choice – WiZZamakidZ
Young business person of the year – Travis McElligott
Indigenous Business of the Year – Jelant Hair Studio
Hall of Fame – Engineering Excellence Pty Ltd