Isuzu’s top award

WINNERS: The Isuzu team celebrate winning business of the year at the 2016 EMO Trans  Northern Outback Business Awards. Photo: Derek Barry

WINNERS: The Isuzu team celebrate winning business of the year at the 2016 EMO Trans Northern Outback Business Awards. Photo: Derek Barry

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 

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