2017 Dubbo Rhino Awards celebrating business success across Dubbo | Live Blog

The winner of the 2017 Gold Rhino is the Westhaven Association!

See below for the full list of winners.

It’s the Dubbo business communities’ night of nights and the Daily Liberal will bring you the winners live as they are announced.

All types of businesses around Dubbo will tonight be on the edge of their seats as the Rhino Award winners are announced in each category before the converted Gold Rhino is also announced. 

In 2016 Transforce won the gold

“To be recognised as a good business in a great town is an honour. And there’s just so many good businesses in this area, just to be recognised as a part of the group is fantastic,” Transforce managing director Steve Fieldus said. 

Who will win in 2017? 

2017 Rhino award finalists

Best New Business: 

  • Winner – Channel 40 Pty Ltd
  • Daily Scoop at Majo’s
  • DW Rural Agencies
  • The Def Chef

Favourite Hospitality Business:

  • Burgie’s Burger Bar
  • CSC
  • Winner – Press
  • The Def Chef

Excellence in Customer Service:

  • Anittel Pty Ltd
  • Winner – Daily Scoop at Majo’s
  • Lout Performance
  • Manera Heights Apartments

Excellence in Innovation:

  • 123Tix
  • EmbroidMe Dubbo
  • headspace Dubbo
  • Winner – Western Student Connections

Service with a Smile:

  • Brad Rogers
  • Kaail Bohm
  • Winner – Renee Sallustio
  • Ted Snare

Apprentice of the Year:

  • Bede Bourke
  • Kaitlin Tolmie
  • Patrick Saul
  • Winner – Rebecca Pryor

Young Business Executive:

  • Winner – Jared Weber
  • Lisa Ariesen
  • Nicholas Steepe
  • Nolan Farnell

Excellence in Product and/or Service:

  • Delroy Pharmacy
  • EmbroidMe Dubbo
  • Winner – JLE Electrical
  • Manera Heights Apartments

Excellence in Small Business:

  • 123Tix
  • Winner – Clive and Wally Pty Ltd
  • Lout Performance
  • Manera Heights Apartments

Young Entrepreneur:

  • Andrew Hockey
  • Dayne West
  • Winner – Samuel Shooter
  • Tim Morris

Excellence in Social Enterprise:

  • Winner – Dubbo Rescue Squad
  • headspace Dubbo
  • Western Student Connections

People’s Choice – Dubbo’s Most Popular Business:

  • Centre Spot Cafe
  • Winner – Daily Scoop at Majo’s
  • Dubbo parkrun
  • SJ Shooter Real Estate

Excellence in Business:

  • JLE Electrical
  • Midwest Foods
  • Winner – Westhaven Association

Excellence in WHS:

  • Winner – Dubbo Regional Livestock Markets
  • Fletcher International Exports
  • Real Pet Food Company

Business Leader:

  • Ann-Maree Hartley
  • Mathew Dickerson
  • Winner – Philip Young
  • Raisa Kolesnikov

Dubbo’s Favourite Tradie:

  • Caleb Rutherford
  • Winner – Dean Alley
  • Peter Hicks
  • Peter Sallustio

Excellence in Sustainability:

  • 123Tix
  • Bourke Street Butchery
  • Winner – Stepping Stones Early Learning Centre Dubbo

Employee of the Year:

  • Blanche Robinson
  • Winner – Jam Marshall
  • Rachel Thomas
  • Shelley Hutchinson

Employer of Choice:

  • Commonwealth Bank of Australia Dubbo – Macquarie Street
  • JLE Electrical
  • Midwest Foods
  • Winner – Westhaven Association