NSW Business Chamber Board Director Greg McNamara (left) with TURSA Site Manager Nigel Evans, Business of the Year Category Winners Pam Brook & Martin Brook from Brookfarm and NSW Business Chamber Chief Operating Officer Jane Nicholls.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Northern Rivers Regional Business Awards that were held at Elements of Byron on Saturday 2 September 2017.
90 finalists from a variety of industries including health care, retail, education, technology, manufacturing and tourism came together to celebrate business excellence in the region.
The big winner on the night, Brookfarm, not only won the category for Excellence in Business and Excellence in Export, but also managed to take home the TURSA sponsored 2017 Regional Business of the Year Award.
From humble beginnings in 2000, Brookfarm now employs approximately 70 staff members and exports its products all around the world. “For us, it’s so important that we connect agriculture, real food and make regional jobs, and make a difference to our community and environment. That’s what we’re about and we live that every day,” said co-founder Pam Brook.
Another winner on the night was MacLean-based retail business, SPAR MacLean, who won the TURSA sponsored Excellence in Retail Award.
Northern Rivers NSW Business Chamber Regional Manager, Jane Laverty said, “These awards are a wonderful opportunity to celebrate excellence in the local business community and showcase their success at a local, regional and state level”.
On this note, we would like to congratulate all the winners of the 2017 Northern Rivers Business Awards and wish them all the best in representing the Northern Rivers region in the upcoming NSW Business Chamber State Awards to be held on Friday 17 November 2017 in Sydney.