Little guys celebrated at awards evening

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The winning and highly recommended businesses at the awards on Friday.
Camera IconThe winning and highly recommended businesses at the awards on Friday. Credit: Jakeb Waddell

Their businesses may be small, but their achievements are anything but.

Broome’s hard-working businesses owners were recognised at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Small Business Awards last Friday at Cable Beach Resort’s Sam Male Room.

Nine awards were handed out at the gala evening, hosted by GWN7 presenter Noel Brunning.

Progressive Supplies won the Phoenix Insurance Award for businesses with 11-20 employees and managing director Scott Mills accepted the award.

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“The good thing about tonight is it really gives businesses a chance to reflect on themselves,” he said.

“When we applied, it became clear to us how much we had achieved in the short amount of time we had been in Broome.”

Life and Soul won the Horizon Power Award for businesses with 5-10 employees, with Sobrane taking out the Small Business Development Corporation Award for zero to four employees category.

Kullarri Building were victorious in the Working Together Business of the Year and Nyamba Buru Yawuru Award for Aboriginal Business categories.

Other winners include Optimise HR, who won the Kimberley Development Commission Award for Home Based Business and HydroKleen, who took out the Hertz Award for Franchise Business.

The Madalah Award for Community Engagement went to Andy Greig from Agunya, with Footprint Cleaning winning the Kimberley Small Business Support Award for Start Up Business.

All winning businesses have the opportunity to nominate for the WA Regional Small Business Awards in November and Chamber executive officer Jael Napper is hoping Broome will produce a State winner this year.

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