The Skin Coaches were the big winner from the 2019 Jemena Northern Outback Business Awards on Saturday.
Over 350 people attended a glittering night at the Buchanan Park Entertainment Centre to watch the awards where The Skin Coaches took out three honours including the top honour, the business of the year and the people's choice award.
The judges honoured The Skin Coaches for their innovation, exceptional growth, great services, positive culture, community support and staff development.
The Skin Coaches owner and director Reegyn McElligott said the top honour was amazing and unexpected.
"This year has been a massive year for us, rebranding and expanding into different new premises," Ms McElligott said. "A few months before that I was at a seminar and the man running it said to me 'if you could start again tomorrow and had all the dream things write them down', and I did on a massive page, and he said 'now go ahead and implement it'."
The awards recognise businesses from across North West Queensland and while Mount Isa dominated there were wins for Julia Creek (Gravel and Grace) and Karumba (End of the Road Motel).
Commerce North West president Travis Crowther used the night to announce he was retiring from the role after seven year at the upcoming AGM.
Full list of winners:
Rising Star awards
(under six employees) - Gravel and Grace.
(over five employees) Secure Mine Solutions.
Small and Successful Award - Topfire Constructions.
Medium Mover Award - Mt Isa Isuzu Ute.
Social Change Maker Award - Southern Gulf NRM.
Workplace of Choice Award - The Skin Coaches.
(Customer Service Hero Awards)
Community Sector - Paula Boon.
Trades and Skilled Sector - Jon James.
Retail and Service Sector - Jordan White
People's Choice Award - The Skin Coaches
Hall of Fame - Custom Steel Fab, DiLi, End of the Road Motel and Young People Ahead.
Business of the Year - The Skin Coaches.
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