Judging for the 2023 Quality Business Awards has wrapped up and the finalists have been decided, with a mix of over 220 businesses and individuals announced across 29 categories.
Tamworth Business Chamber President, Matthew Sweeney, says the high calibre of nominated businesses made for a challenging judging process that came down to the finest of details.
“The Chamber congratulates all of the incredible businesses that were selected as 2023 Quality Business Award finalists, and we wish them the best of luck at the gala awards night,” Mr Sweeney said.
“It’s been another challenging year for the region’s business community with inflation increasing the pressure on consumers and impacting spending, and we’re proud to be part of such a robust community of high-quality local businesses.”
Of the businesses that were announced as finalists, 29 will take home the title of winners of the 2023 Quality Business Awards at the gala awards night on Friday 8 September.
Tamworth Region Mayor Russell Webb congratulated the finalists on their achievement.
“It’s important for Council to sponsor these awards which acknowledge the heights of excellence our local business community achieves,” he said.
“A progressive and vibrant business sector is essential to keep our region’s economy strong.”
Excellence in Customer Service in Retail - Small - Australian Sports Nutrition Tamworth - Collins Booksellers Tamworth - Flirt Adult Store - HCF - Just Irresistible - McWilliams Quality Meats - Tamworth Bike Scoot Skate - The Athlete's Foot
Excellence in Customer Service in Retail - Large - Bakers Delight Tamworth Square - Bearing Accessories - Bras N Things Tamworth - Country Rubber & Foam Pools & Spas - Heemskerks Nursery - Howles Pharmacy - One of a Kind Community Support - Tamworth Building Supplies
Excellence in Customer Service in Hospitality - Accommodation - Austin Tourist Park - Best Western Plus All Settlers Motor Inn - CH Boutique Hotel - Edward Parry Motel and Apartments - Fossickers Tourist Park - Inala House - Roydons Motor Inn - Stockman's Motel Tamworth
Excellence in Customer Service in Hospitality – Food & Beverage: Small - Blue Flame Modern Indian Cuisine - Miss Ju Ju - My Thai - Spilt Milk Bar - The Bureau Cafe - The Cheeky Butcher - The Deck Cafe - The Hideaway Tamworth
Excellence in Customer Service in Hospitality – Food & Beverage: Large - Burger Bulls - Cafe Vivaldi - Deco Wine Bar & Restaurant - Papa Luigi’s - Peel Inn Hotel Nundle - The Family Hotel - The Press Basement Bar - Zambrero Tamworth
Excellence in Customer Service in Education & Training - Airspeed Flight School - Heritage Hill Equine Centre - Joblink Plus Drive 4 Life - Learn Music for Life - LessPlex Training - O'Grady Drama New England - Papilio Early Learning Tamworth - Tamworth Community College
Excellence in Customer Service in Animal Services - BeWoofed Pawtisserie & Accessories - Hazells Farm & Fertilizer Services - Piper Street Veterinary Clinic - Steph’s Clip Clean and Cuddles Dog Grooming - Tamworth Horse Transport - Tamworth Veterinary Hospital - Texas Star Performance Horses - Ulla Murra Agistment
Excellence in Customer Service in Health & Wellbeing - Carter Nutrition - Challenge Community Services - Eyecare Plus Tamworth - Herb and Spice Naturopathy - Massage Land - Move Better For Life - Snake Athletic - Total Care Physiotherapy
Excellence in Customer Service in Professional Services - Small - Active Admin & Business Solutions - Arcomm IT & Networking - Aussie Tamworth - First National Real Estate Tamworth - GRO Events Group - Playing House Interiors - Rise Marketing Promotions - Tamworth Conveyancing Services
Excellence in Customer Service in Professional Services - Large - Brycon Civil - Burke and Douglas Funerals - Invest Blue Tamworth - Marius Veterinary Clinic - Monogram it - Partner Now Property - St George Tamworth - Telstra Business Technology Centre Northern NSW
Excellence in Customer Service in Hair in a Retail Space - 2340 Barber Shop - Blonde Republic - Hair by Tracy - Illegal Lengths in Hair - Plush Hair Beauty Lifestyle - Sass & Co on Darling - Soho on Bourke - Tribecca & Co
Excellence in Customer Service in Beauty in a Retail Space - Beautiful Image Tamworth - Beauty Lane - Euphoria - Fiercely Flawless Skin & Beauty - Hair Affair - Infinity Nails by Kayla - Little Tranquillity - Natasha Follington
Excellence in Customer Service in Employment & Recruitment - AimBig Employment - APM Employment Services - BEST Employment - Chandler Macleod - Joblink Plus - Jobs Australia Enterprises - Workforce Extensions Tamworth
Excellence in Customer Service in Motor Transport Sales and/or Service - Bridgestone Service Centre Tamworth - Brown and Hurley Tamworth - Chesters Mechanical and Performance - Fiona's Mini Buses - Kensell Sales - Tamworth City Toyota - The Woodley Motor Group - Zeds Auto
Excellence in Customer Service in Manufacturing & Construction - Design a Weld - FPM Cereal Milling Systems - GJ Gardner Homes Tamworth - Great Value Garages - Haestier Homes - Lysaght Tamworth - More Than Garages - Rapid Plas
Excellence in Customer Service in Trades & Services - Advanced Carpet Care - Advanced Security Group - Beetle Juice Lawn Care - Carpet One Tamworth - Fionas Transport Solutions - Lloyd Sign Co - Romey's Plumbing - Wayne Simpson
Excellence in Customer Service in Tourism, Sport & Entertainment - 92.9 fm Tamworth - Dance Dynamics Tamworth - Escape Rooms Tamworth - Forum 6 Cinemas - She's My Travel Agent - Swish Wish - Tamworth Tenpins and More
Excellence in Workplace Health & Safety - Obieco Industries - Oxley Community Transport Services - Rapid Plas
- Excellence in Customer Service for Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Businesses - Buluuy Mirrii - Education & Training Our Way - Indigico Creative - Storm Sheet Metal Roofing
Outstanding Start Up ‘Start Up Superstar’ - Back to Nature Co - Bright Minds Tamworth - Dixie and Thyme Counselling - EnviroAg Drones - Florense - Hardy Built Homes - Peter Bill - Pizza Express
Excellence in Micro Business - Design to Fab - Integr8y Business Specialists - Just Bee Cos - Scooters & Mobility New England & Northwest - She's My Travel Agent - Tamworth Cabs - The Treatment Trend Co - Wall’s Honey Co
Excellence in Small Business - C7EVEN Communications - Camp Grounds Tamworth - Compass Allied Health - FPM Cereal Milling Systems - Marius Veterinary Clinic - Monongram it - Roydons Motor Inn - Slack-Smith Financial
Excellence in Large Business - AMPS Agribusiness - Little Blue Wren Services - NAB Tamworth - Roberts + Morrow
Outstanding Community Organisation - Billabong Clubhouse - Holistic Recovery - One of a Kind Community Support - Oxley Community Transport Services - Ronald McDonald House Tamworth - Tamworth Dementia Respite Service - Tamworth Family Support Services - Tamworth Meals on Wheels
Excellence In Innovation - Airspeed Aviation - FPM Cereal Milling Systems - GW Facilities Group - IPAR Rehabilitation - Positivum Program - Obieco Industries -The Treatment Trend Co - Thomas Foods International - Toim Technology
Employer of Choice - C7EVEN Communications - Central Hospitality Group - GRO Events Group - Holistic Recovery - Marius Veterinary Clinic - Oxley Community Transport Services - Partner Now Property - Slack-Smith Financial
Outstanding Employee - Alec Clydsdale - McCulloch Agencies - Andrew Alexander - Bearing Accessories - Bonnie Douglas - Marius Veterinary Clinic - Damien Brown - DL Avionics
- Garrett Farrell - The Printer Shop - Jesse Martin - Everingham Solomons - Kimberly Smart - Tamworth Family Support Services - Mick Gay - Monogram it - Natalia Wills - Oxley Community Transport Services - Oscar Tuft - Brycon Civil - Simone De Bonis - IPAR Rehabilitation
Outstanding Young Business Leader - Amy Allerton - Indigico Creative Studio - Casey Jones - Carter Nutrition - Dana-Jade Small - Dixie and Thyme Counselling - Erin MacAlpine - Just Bee Cos - Jacob Beaven - Jacob Beaven Carpentry
- Kara White - The Printer Shop and Florense - Michael Corcoran - McCulloch Agencies - Mikayla McCulloch - The Brow Boss Tamworth
Outstanding Business Leader - Bhavin Patel - Holistic Recovery - Daniel McCulloch - McCulloch Agencies - Dimity Smith - GRO Events Group - Hannah Tomlinson - IPAR Rehabilitation - Jonny Iuso - Magenta Community Services - Jye Segboer - Central Hospitality Group - Sandy McIntosh - Monogram it - Sharon Tibbs - Oxley Community Transport Services