ADG wins 2017 Northern Outback Business of the Year | Photos, Video

CONGRATULATIONS: 2017 Northern Outback Business of the year ADG: Anthony Facelli, Julie Schalin, Narsh Shaw and Matt McKeown. Photo: Derek Barry
CONGRATULATIONS: 2017 Northern Outback Business of the year ADG: Anthony Facelli, Julie Schalin, Narsh Shaw and Matt McKeown. Photo: Derek Barry

Mount Isa’s ADG Corporation had the widest grins in the house as they took out the top honour in the 2017 Northern Outback Business Awards at the Civic Centre on Saturday.

The Mica Creek Rd-based company which specialises in skilled labour hire, machine operation and contracts took out the business of the year award and two other awards on the gala night.

ADG’s Julie Schalin said they were so thankful.

“We’ve got an amazing team which aren’t here tonight,” she said.

Julie  – who owns the business with husband Anthony Facelli - said their integrity, strong work ethic and core values were the driving force behind their success.

Other winners:

Business Growth (10 or less employees): Kixup Repairs

Business Growth (More than 10 employees): Western Labour Hire

Business Innnovation (less than 10): Outback Drones

Business Innovation (More than 10): Laura Johnson Home

Sustainability in business: Start Construction and Hire

New Investment: Sanctum Medi Spa Retreat

Corporate Citizenship: Andii Mihay Events

Workplace of choice (less than 10): Start Construction and Hire

Workplace of choice (more than 10): ADG

Community organisation: Zonta

Service Excellence

Professional services: LJ Hooker

Health and beauty: Sanctum Medi 

Hospitality: Discovery Parks Argylla

Trades: Start

Retail: Isuzu Ute

Employment: ADG

Community: Young People Ahead

Customer Service Hero

Services: Allan Pitt (Airside Logistics)

Skilled: Kosar Latif (Pharmacy First)

Community: Sue Carson (PHC)

Emerging Business: The Xtra Mile

Digital Strategy: LJ Hooker

Chamber Choice: DiLi

Young business person: Samantha Corlis

Indigenous Business of the year: MobFM

Hall of Fame: Outback at Isa and Mount Isa Pharmacy First.