Belmont Small Business Awards 2014
MOST CREATIVE AWARD
Sponsor: Textile Clothing Footwear Resource Centre of WA (TCFWA)
Presented By: Jules Lewin, Chair TCFWA
The Textile, Clothing and Footwear Resource Centre of Western Australia Inc. (TCFWA) provides a valuable resource for the fashion & TCFL industries. Since being established in Belmont in 1998, the centre has been so successful, that it now receives requests from across Australia and overseas. Some of these have been from major global trade organisations throughout Asia and designers wishing to be involved in its opportunities and projects. Providing specialised fashion business skills, mentoring and supply chain sourcing on and off shore are just some of the areas TCFWA has been recognised for as a leader and role model organisation.
Accepted by: Julie Barker
Julie Barker started Accesso-Ride two years ago when she noticed several friends who liked to social bike ride were not keen on wearing bike helmets. Julie discovered this was because they didn’t like the shape and styles of available helmets on the market. Due to safety regulations, instead of changing the helmets structure, Julie designed attractive covers for sporting helmets. That way, clients didn’t have to purchase new helmets, but could accessorise their existing helmets. Julie’s clever creations are now available at pop up shops and markets – and she has also recently launched a facebook page.
BEST MARKETING AWARD
Sponsors: Westways Visual Communication
Presenter: Carol Hanlon, Belmont BEC on behalf of Neil Cranny, Westways Visual Communication
Westways Visual Communication is a diverse graphic design, photography, video production, web development studio and major print supplier. Their motto is – “From business cards to magazines and everything in between”. Westways has been based in the City of Belmont for over 25 years, so next time you’re thinking of producing any marketing or promotional material to communicate your business, think Westways Visual Communication, your “LOCAL” Total Creative and Production Specialists.
Winner: Creative Fruition
Accepted by: Diann Bates
Creative Fruition is a design studio which helps clients creates a consistent look, feel and tone of voice across all of their marketing channels. From a simple project to integrated campaigns, they provide creative executions that help clients attract and retain more customers. Creative Fruition also communicates effectively with their audiences; and ensures campaigns are accurate, on time and on budget. Creative Fusion believes their main strengths are their staff, service and systems.
ONLINE BUSINESS AWARD
Sponsor: FX Digital
Presented By: Steve Cartwright
FX Digital builds smart websites for smart business, and smart businesses are those that belong to a business networking organisation like Belmont Business Enterprise Centre or Chamber of Commerce. They help businesses identify realistic online goals and then work with them to achieve these goals using website design, SEO, content and online marketing. Alongside supporting the Belmont Small Business Awards, FX Digital also assists the Belmont Business Enterprise Centre & TCFWA to manage and host all of their websites.
Winner: White Chalk Road
Accepted by: Charles Ryder
White Chalk Road are one of Perth’s leading specialist online marketing and SEO agencies. They are a small team of dedicated local SEO professionals and paid search advertising consultants. Established in 2000 by CEO Charles Ryder, White Chalk Road was one of the first founding dedicated Internet and Search Engine Marketing companies in WA. White Chalk Road believe in the values of sharing, caring, being authentic, transparent, outstanding and rewarding their team and clients.
KARL FARRELL INSPIRATION AWARD
Sponsor: Designedge Fashion Incubator
Presented By: Suki Farrell on behalf of designedge and My Fashion Incubator
Karl Farrell was an inspirational Chairman of TCFWA and this special award honours his memory. The Designedge Fashion Incubator established by TCFWA has provided retail and virtual showrooms and has assisted over 1,000 designers through co-ordination of trade exhibitions and promotional opportunities since 2003. TCF Global is secretariat of the International Fashion Incubator Network and in 2013 conducted the 4th International Fashion Incubator Conference ONLINE with speakers from USA, Canada & Bangladesh and has recently appointed the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator located at Macy’s Philadelphia USA to host the 2015 International Conference
Winner: Philomena Masters, Dramatic Glass Designs
Accepted by: Philomena Masters
Philomena Masters discovered Art Therapy in hospital after ill health in 1997. She has since studied under many international artists, and held her first solo exhibition in 2009. Via her business, Dramatic Glass Designs, Philomena runs regular workshops for attendees of all ages to encourage them to try something different. Philomena has been thrilled to learn that her glass creations are now gracing homes in different countries around the world and several pieces have been selected by Government Departments for corporate gifts.
Sponsor: GreenHouse International
Presented By: Craig Benporath
Greenhouse International offers Advanced lighting Solutions and energy saving opportunities for commercial and domestic applications. Incredible cost savings are possible utilising environmentally friendly products, and that will help to save our environment for future generations. Greenhouse International have chosen to support this award to recognise companies that are making the correct decisions in business. Decisions that offer savings from day 1, increasing profitability and decisions that benefit others by making an effort to minimise pollution and saving natural resources.
Winner: The Green Stamp Program
Accepted by: Verity O'Halloran
The Green Stamp program is an initiative of the Printing Industries Association of Australia (WA Region), the Cleaning Council of Western Australia and the newly named Department of Environmental Regulation. Funding is provided from the Waste Authority and the program is available to all printing, cleaning and sign making businesses. One of the primary objectives of the program is to actively reduce the amount of waste going into landfill.
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Sponsor: Perth Airport
Presented By: Julie Coleman
Perth Airport recognises the invaluable contribution that volunteers, like their own Gold Coats, make to the community. The Gold Coat volunteers play an essential role in providing information about Perth Airport’s redevelopment, assisting passengers and, importantly, creating a welcoming environment for all visitors to the airport. Perth Airport would like to congratulate the winner of the Volunteer of the Year Award and all entrants in this category.
Winner: Bianca MacDonald
Bianca MacDonald is currently volunteering as an Ambassador at Perth Airport. As a volunteer there, she is part of the Customer Experience team helping to ensure that every passenger receives the highest level of customer service whether arriving or departing from Perth Airport. Manager of the Perth Ambassador Program Karen White says that Bianca has proven to be an incredibly enthusiastic, passionate and hardworking Ambassador representing not only the airport, but the friendly Perth/Western Australian nature. Bianca has been a volunteer for numerous organisations in Perth for over 30+ years.
CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE AWARD
Sponsor: My Business Incubator
Presented By: Julie Mizen, Assistant WA State Manager, AusIndustry, Dept. of Industry
The Belmont Business Enterprise Centre Inc. (Belmont BEC) and My Business Incubator
Project delivers specialist business improvement services ONLINE to small businesses
in Belmont, Perth Metro and across Western Australia through the support of the Australian Government Small Business Advisory Services Program. During 2013-2014, the My Business Incubator Project has provided many hundreds of small businesses and potential new businesses with the opportunity of 800 free training and mentoring support services.
Winner: Claremont Drapers
Accepted by: Mary Gatica-Evans
Claremont Drapers opened 100 years ago! Claremont Drapers has the trust of three and four generations in providing good quality stock at a reasonable price. Customers often comment that they like the familiar feel of traditional service that the one stop shop offers. The store provides haberdashery, Manchester, napery, bathroom towels and curtains – and is much loved by the entire community.
COMMUNITY SPIRIT AWARD
Sponsor: Southern Gazette
Presented By: Raj Selvendra, Belmont BEC on behalf of Southern Gazette, Community News
The Southern Gazette offers advertisers quantifiable coverage reaching over 45'000 readers throughout the City of Belmont , City of South Perth and Town of Victoria Park each and every week. Readers look to the Southern Gazette for the latest local news, opinions and advertisements, and choose to purchase from local businesses close to home.
Winner: Anglicare Op Shop Belmont
Accepted by: Gemma Donnelly and Anna Presser
The Anglicare Op Shop located in Belmont is a creative and innovative social enterprise that exists to help raise funds for Anglicare WA’s services which are provided to over 38,000 Western Australian’s annually. They provide affordable clothing, homewares, furniture and treasures to people from all walks of life. The newest addition to the Belmont store is an upcycling studio aimed at creating a community hub for people to make treasures out of recycled materials.
BEST RETAIL BUSINESS
Sponsor: Belmont Forum
Presented By: Demelza Leonard, Marketing Manager
Belmont Forum Shopping Centre is the largest retail facility in the City of Belmont. The Centre houses over 130 retailers which includes over 30 fashion stores and 26 dining options in addition to Coles, Woolworths, Progressive Supa IGA, Big W, Kmart, Harvey Norman and more. Belmont Forum Shopping Centre has been serving the community for over 40 years and are proud to be sponsoring the ‘Best Retail Business’ award for 2014. Love Retail? Love my Belmont Forum.
Winner: helloworld Belmont Shopping Centre WA
Accepted by: Debbie Nazzari
helloworld Belmont Shopping Centre is a ‘one stop shop’ for all your travel needs. This includes a wide range of services including airfares, accommodation, cruises, rail packages and hotel packages that cater for a broad target market. In an age when customers can easily book travel online, delivering customer satisfaction at a store level is paramount, and the store measures customer satisfaction through their Gold Rewards loyalty program.
ENERGY EFFICIENCY AWARD
Sponsor: TCF Australia ONLINE Energy Efficiency Training & Mentoring Project
Presented By: Irving Lane, Vice Chair, TCF WA & TCF Australia
The TCF Australia ONLINE ENERGY EFFICIENCY Training & Mentoring Project assists small businesses and retailers to be more energy efficient. The project offers an extensive range of free specialist energy efficiency services to small businesses in the fashion, textile, clothing, footwear, leather and associated creative industries across Australia. Improving energy efficiency can help businesses save money on their operating costs whilst also lowering Australia's greenhouse gas emissions.
Accepted by: Laura Ferreri
Ally Fashion believes that fashion is meant to be lived, loved and fun. Ally was created with this in mind to provide the most fashion forward, trend driven, stylish clothing available without the heavy marked up price tag most retailers offer. Ally Fashion is now a rapidly growing international ladies fashion destination based in Australia, but with stores extending into the USA. Ally Fashion participated in energy efficiency improvements that resulted in monthly energy savings of $1500.
SPIRIT OF AUSTRALIA AWARD
Sponsor: Hanssen Project Management
Presented By: Gerry Hanssen, Managing Director
Hanssen Project Management specialise in the construction of high-rise residential and commercial apartments in Perth and the North West. Managing Director Gerry Hanssen believes in making a difference in the community and providing opportunities for every person to reach their full potential. Hanssen is proud to sponsor the Spirit of Australia Award.
Winner: A.P.S. Rewinds & Sales
Accepted by: Dave Walker and Lorraine Walker
Belmont based A.P.S. Rewinds & Sales conduct electrical engineering and electric motor rewinds, service and sales. The Managing Director of A.P.S. Rewinds & Sales, Dave Walker, has been in the industry for several decades and has considerable knowledge of every aspect of electric motor repairs. A.P.S Rewinds and Sales are committed to providing a quality controlled workshop which reflects their expertise and they are an authorised Davey Master Dealer and a specialised Onga Pump Shop. This year they celebrate 50 years of service to the Western Australian industry.
INDIGENOUS BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD
Sponsor: Perth Airport
Presented By: Julie Coleman, Perth Airport
Perth Airport has proudly sponsored the Indigenous Business of the Year Award since 2008. They acknowledge the connection that the local Indigenous community has to the land on which the airport estate is located, and recognise these connections in many ways. Perth Airport was also very pleased to be able to provide additional support to last year’s winner of this award, Murlpirrmarra Connection, for their Metropolitan Tennis Program. Perth Airport would like to congratulate the winning Indigenous Business of the Year and all entrants in this category.
Winner: Kart Koort Wiern
Accepted by: Ingrid Cummings
The name Kart Koort Wiern or 'Head', 'Heart' and 'Spirit' is based on the local Whadjuk Nyungar language. Kart Koort Wiern provides Consultancy, Research and Training Programs based around Inclusion and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander engagement. Founder and CEO of Kart Koort Wiem, Ingrid Cumming has overcome major struggles in her life, and is an inspiration to others. She has worked in many areas including Indigenous media, marketing, health, the arts and anthropological research. Ingrid has a Bachelor of Arts in Australian Indigenous Studies and would like to be the first Aboriginal Women Prime Minister in Australia – we wish her well!
BEST NEW BUSINESS
Sponsor: City of Belmont
Presenter: Cr. Phil Marks, Mayor – City of Belmont
The City of Belmont is a vibrant, modern City located just six kilometres from the Perth CBD and is in close proximity to key air, rail and road networks. There is an abundance of development residential and commercial opportunities available, coupled with a strong retail, commercial and industrial base. With a focus on establishing and maintaining a progressive business community, the Council is proud to sponsor the award for the Best New Business. By recognising quality and excellence in the community, the City of Belmont – the City of Opportunity continues to be a great place to live, work and invest.
Winner: Shingle Inn Belmont Forum
Accepted by: Chris Patten
Belmont based business Shingle Inn opened in December 2013 and is focused heavily on customer service. The company runs a regular mystery shopper program, and the Belmont café scores are better than the overall company average. Shingle Inn invest heavily in training their barista’s through Shingle Inn’s coffee program to ensure their coffee is of outstanding quality every time. So when you’re looking for a quiet spot to enjoy a leisurely breakfast, lunch or casual dinner, or even just a few moments peace to enjoy a coffee and cake, hide away in a Shingle Inn booth!
HOME BASED BUSINESS AWARD
Sponsor: Small Business Development Corporation
Presented By: Caragh Waller, Manager – Business Information and Programs
Since 1984, the Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC) has provided independent information, guidance and advice to small business operators around the State. The SBDC works directly with small business operators and with industry and business associations to exchange information and provide support and assistance to their members. Through a range of services and programs, the SBDC is dedicated to the development and growth of the small business sector. SBDC are proud to sponsor the 2014 Belmont Business Awards which recognise and acknowledge the very significant contribution made by small businesses to our economy and our community.
Winner: Mini Care Mates
Accepted by: Margaret Heaton
Mini Care Mates are the creators of customised toiletry packs. They are a quality, environmentally friendly product that is supported by a high level of customer service and satisfaction. The major target markets for the business are hospitals, government agencies, mining companies, corporates and relief organisations. What makes the Mini Care Mates packs so special is that they are customised to the needs of the client, unlike off the shelf packs that may contain unnecessary items. The company strive to make the ordering process online, as easy as possible – and the goods are delivered to your door.
YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR AWARD
Sponsor: Business News
Presented By: Charlie Gunningham, Chief Operating Officer, Business News
Business News aims to be the best news and information service, providing the insights, connection and opportunities of doing business in the nation's most successful economy. They achieve this through an editorial team that is committed to delivering quality and trusted news and information and engaging with the full range of business sectors in the WA economy via print and digital platforms.
Winner: Ami McDonald, La Paleta
Accepted by: Ami McDonald
La Paleta produces Mexican inspired artisan ice creams and icy poles, or what are known in Mexico as paleta’s. La Paleta sprang from the humble beginnings when owner Ami McDonald sought to run a small weekend job to supplement her work as a theatre designer. Ami’s start-up capital was only $800, and now she sometimes sells 1,000 per week. Ami has expanded the business to include wholesale and catering options. Ami and the La Paleta team are committed to operating an environmentally ethical and sustainable business for the long term.
BUSINESS WOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD
Sponsors: Business & Professional Women of Western Australia &
BPW Business Incubator ONLINE Training & Mentoring Project
Presented By: Kate Waters, President BPW WA
BPW Western Australia is part of a global network of Business & Professional Women that makes real differences in women's lives by creating awareness, leading discussion and driving change. Their focus is on issues that affect women and work including equal access to education and training and they recognise business excellence. Members give their time and passion to support various campaigns and run projects that are good for women and the world. BPW are proudly supporting the BPW Business Incubator ONLINE Training & Mentoring Project which a specialist business improvement program that provides ONLINE support to women owner/managers in small businesses across Australia and beyond.
Winner: Bianca Chater, Talent Co. Dance & Entertainment
Accepted by: Bianca Chater
Bianca Chater started Talent Co. Dance & Entertainment 17 years ago with 8 students, and she has grown the business to be one of the most successful studios in Western Australia. With a purpose built facility in Wangara, Bianca has now started 3 other complimentary businesses, and has a mission to provide affordable dance classes, dance clothing and costumes. Bianca shortly hopes to expand her services and start a studio in the Southern suburbs. Bianca wakes up every morning and LOVES what she does – and she says that is her greatest measure of success.
OUTSTANDING PERSONAL BRAND AWARD
Presented By: Zeeshan Pasha, CEO/Founder
Nifnex meaning Smart Connections is Perth’s multi award winning small business hub offering a small business a platform to learn, meet and grow as a business community. The outstanding personal brand award is sponsored by Zeeshan Pasha who is Nifnex’s Founder & CEO. Zeeshan Pasha is a Personal Branding ambassador and has created a strong brand within the small to medium sized business market and has a very strong community focus.
Winner: Michael Keil, michaelkeil.com
Accepted by: Michael Keil
Michael Keil has developed a team that stands apart as REIWA’s number one Perth selling team in Western Australia with a key focus on the Belmont, Victoria Park and South Perth districts. Michael Keil, director of the company started in real estate at the age of 18 and has always placed a high focus on servicing buyers. Michael has a qualified database of buyers with over $950 million to invest, resulting in most of his properties selling within just 2-3 short weeks. Michael attributes his success to continued hard work and creating positive relationships.
FASHION INDUSTRY AWARD
Sponsor: TCF Australia
Presented By: Lisa Garside, Board Member, TCF WA & TCF Australia
The Textile Clothing and Footwear Resource Centre of Western Australia Inc., is a not-for-profit national support centre for the fashion and TCFL industries providing support and specialised resources, services and training. From its headquarters in Belmont, WA, TCF Australia is acknowledged as a role model resource centre and assists thousands though it’s online training
& mentoring, global linkages and overseas trade mission opportunities.
Winner: Pierrot’s Hair Studio
Accepted by: Julie Jeffery, Pierrot’s Hair Studio
Pierrot’s Hair Studio are a team of hair stylists that are passionate, respectful and positively driven to appreciate individual needs to help people look and feel their absolute best. Their mission is to: inspire and encourage one’s individuality and originality; embrace mastery through perpetual knowledge; constantly surpass expectations; and nurture self and others. Pierrot’s Hair Studio is an Aveda concept salon and has salons in both Mt. Lawley and Kalamunda.
WA RACING INDUSTRY AWARD
Sponsor: Racebreed Australia
Presented By: Marjorie Charleson, Racebreed Australia
RACEBREED AUSTRALIA was for ten years the ONLY commercially independent publication based in Western Australia promoting the thoroughbred breeding and racing industry through newsagents and subscribers across Australia and into New Zealand. Other WA publications were “house magazines” produced by local industry associations for the local market. Racebreed was previously a three-time winner of the Belmont Small Business Awards in the Categories of Tourism, Marketing and the initial Racing Industry Award before becoming a sponsor of the latter category. Marjorie Charleson has been the sole proprietor, publisher and editor of the magazine since 1998 when it appeared as Racing West prior to the name change in 2000.
RACEBREED was inducted into the Belmont Small Business Awards HALL OF FAME in 2011
Accepted by: Valerie Gannon
Gannon’s is an Australian Owned company that has been in operation since 1984. Gannon’s carry a range of products aimed at the three target markets of racehorse owners and trainers, racing and pacing clubs and the general race-goer. Their products are sold to clients across Australia and internationally. This year Gannon’s are celebrating 30 years in business and 10 years of hosting Gannon’s Ladies Day.
MOST INNOVATIVE BUSINESS
Sponsor: Computer Consultant Professionals
Presented by Tim Harrison, Technical Operations Manager
Computer Consultant Professionals is a Belmont based tech support and service company that started in 2001. Last financial year they helped more than 400 companies around Australia. Computer Consultant Professionals can provide you with reliable hardware, software and support needed in your business. The staff at Computer Consultant Professionals are dedicated to providing friendly and helpful service and reliable IT solutions.
Accepted by: Ivan de Souza
OdaTech uses sustainable biotechnology to resolve odour and corrosion problems in a highly efficient, environmentally friendly and cost-effective manner. Their products, the OdaVent series of biofilters have been specifically engineered to overcome issues traditionally associated with biofiltration, such as bed compaction and uneven moisture levels. Their patented design achieves a better-than 99% removal rate. The OdaTech products have been developed and continuously improved in design and adapted for various applications for odour mitigation.
BUSINESS MIGRANT OF THE YEAR AWARD
Sponsor: Australian Asian Association of WA
Presented By: Vice President Mr Mel Fialho, Australia Asia Association
The Australian Asian Association is one of Western Australia’s premier ethnic conglomerate bodies, providing rent free accommodation to 17 of their ethnic conglomerate associations from Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe in their current building on Stirling Street. The building is used for services by the Chilean, Thai and Filipino Consul Generals. This building has a major and a minor function centre which are in constant use. The Australian Asian Association provides a range of services to their clients including Training, Legal Advice, Immigration Advice and Case Management, Welfare, Emergency Relief, Aged Care under the Community Aged Care Packages and Health and Community Care and an Ethnic Secretariat that provides amongst its many services, help to new and emerging groups in preparing their constitutions and registration. The membership and services continue to grow in geometrical proportions as evident from tonight’s function.
Winner: Jamie Vine, Liberty Executive Offices
Accepted by: Paul Miller, Liberty Executive Offices on behalf of Jamie Vine
Jamie Vine, CEO of Liberty Executive Offices arrived from the UK in July of 2010 with his young family, and heavily pregnant wife. After a promised job unfortunately fell through, he set up his own small business. He quickly established a gap in the market by discovering some other serviced office operators were providing a sub-standard service. It took five months to secure funding, but he successfully set up his own business in 2011 and hasn’t looked back!
INTERNATIONAL TRADE AWARD
Sponsor: BEC Global
Presented By: Cassie Rowe, Chair, Belmont BEC
International trade of goods and services around the world is a challenge for small business owners searching for new markets, clients or suppliers in this fast changing global economy.
BEC Global via various projects assists small businesses to quickly tap into online buyers, and stay ahead and cope with the multiple demands of exporting and importing, various time zones, hemispheres and cultures. BEC Global helps provide global linkages and supply chain connections between countries such as Hong Kong, China, India, Korea and Taiwan. BEC Global is connected to various United Nations, International Trade Centre and APEC initiatives.
Winner: Supercrane Engineered Lifting Technology
Accepted by: Malav Oza, PKF Lawler on behalf of Gerry McLernon, Supercrane
Kewdale based Supercrane Engineered Lifting Technology creates superior cranes and lifting technology on a global scale. Over the past two decades, the company has grown to become a recognised industry leader, opening a second base of operations in Darwin, in 1999. They have now completed thousands of crane construction and lifting design projects for clients all over the world. Supercrane has supplied cranes and other lifting equipment to the; Mining, Oil & Gas industry; the Industrial & Commercial sector; Government & Defence and the Transport Industry.
ENTERPRISE OF THE YEAR
Sponsor: Watering Concepts
Presented By: Bev Poor, Managing Director, Watering Concepts
Watering Concepts is a Western Australian owned company with a 34 year record of service within the community. Watering Concepts designs, supplies and services systems for water-based operations, including process water for mining, chemical applications, industrial waste applications and for use within the water utilities system. They can assist with designing new projects or building and supplying customised control valves for existing systems; provide on-site or workshop repairs/refits for existing equipment dealing with control of flow, pressure, quality and distribution of solutions; provide access to spare parts and repairs to most brands of filters, control valves and flow meters, to maintain their reputation as Problem Solvers for Water Distribution Operations. They can also provide on-site training sessions for mine-site field operators to help reduce downtime and increase productivity.
Accepted by: Robert Manford
Belmont based Compu-Stor is a well-known family business specialising in records management and imaging. Their business has been built on integrity, knowledge and customer service, and operating as a boutique business allows them to focus on service and their long-term customer relationships. Compu-Stor has developed their own software technology and in 2012 moved into a new multi-million dollar facility. The new site has the capacity to store in excess of 1 million boxes! Compu-Stor have grown to become the largest independent provider of record management solutions in Australia.
BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR
Sponsor: Belmont BEC
Presented By: Louise Percy, Patron, Belmont BEC
Belmont Business Enterprise Centre known as the Belmont BEC is a non-profit community based organisation established, in 1994, to assist in the growth and development of small business. Over the last 20 years the centre has originated a large range of well-known projects and programs for the benefit of its small business clients that have included Belmont Small Business Awards, Designedge Innovation Festival, Multicultural Business Support Services, WA Racing Industry Project. The Belmont BEC is also an industry specialist on creative industry, fashion and TCFL industries.
Winner: Andrew Herrmann, Access 1 Security Systems
Accepted by: Teresa Herrmann on behalf of Andrew Herrmann
Founding sole director of Access 1 Security Systems Andrew Hermann has been in the security industry for over 20 years. Andrew and his business have received many positive testimonials over that time from customers raving about the service they have received. Andrew’s top three business tips are perseverance, focus and networking. The main services that Access 1 Security Systems offer are alarm systems, closed circuit television systems, manpower services and they also manufacturer and import security products.
Sponsor: Belmont BEC & TCFWA
Presented By Jasmyn Mumme, Vice Chair, Belmont BEC
The Judges Award is awarded to a business entry that the team of Judges believes is a stand out – but that might not fit into one specific category. Congratulations to this year’s winner.
Accepted by: Nick Shmakov, Managing Director
Res-Q offer 24 hour per day IT solutions via their team of mobile IT Engineers with an amazing managed service that takes all the headache out of IT. Res-Q learned that 83% of their customers required a simple ‘How-To’ session to solve their problems, and went about creating a chat assistant program so that technicians could quickly help them with their problem. Their mission is to give Your Business the tailored solution that doesn’t break the bank while putting Your Business one step ahead of your competitors. The RES-Q motto is “Predict and prevent rather than learn the hard way”.
HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
Sponsor: Belmont BEC & Green Promotions
Presented by: Carol Hanlon, CEO, Belmont BEC & TCFWA
The Belmont Business Enterprise Centre inducts local small business or individuals into the Belmont Small Business Awards Hall of Fame when they have demonstrated business excellence, leadership and community contribution to the region over a number of years. In this the 21st Year of the Belmont Small Business Awards, Belmont BEC is inducting a number of worthy winners
Our congratulations go to 5 inductees –
· OdaTech Pty Ltd – winners in 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2014
· Express-Link Pty Ltd – winners 1999, 2005, 2007
· A.P.S. Rewinds & Sales – winners in 2009, 2012 and 2014
· Compu-Stor – was a winner in the inaugural Belmont Small Business awards in 1994, then again in 2007, 2012 and 2014
· Perth Expo Hire & Furniture Group – winners in 1998, 1999, 2003
The Belmont Small Business Awards in previous years