Five Parkes businesses finalists for the 2018 Western NSW Regional Business Awards

The 2018 Western NSW Business Awards finalists have been announced and five of Parkes businesses and business leaders have made the cut.

Stephanie Hughes from Hughes & Co Lawyers & Conveyancing is now in the running for the Western NSW Outstanding Young Entrepreneur title, while David Thompson from McPhersons Parts & Service is among the six finalists in the Outstanding Business Leader category.

La Bella Medispa, Parkes is one of 11 finalists hoping to claim the Excellence in Small Business award and K&H Geotechnical Services is in the running for the Excellence in Business award.

And Parkes Shire Food Service is vying for the Excellence in Social Enterprise award.

Winners will be announced at the 2018 Western NSW Business Awards gala dinner on Friday, May 11 at Rydges Mount Panorama, Bathurst.

A full list of the 2018 finalists is as follows:

Outstanding Young Employee *

  • Daniel Sutton, Morse Group Accountants & Advisors, Bathurst
  • Jared Weber, Anittel, Dubbo
  • Stevie-Leigh Morrison, HE Silos, Forbes

* This category will not proceed to the State Awards

Outstanding Young Entrepreneur

  • Alicia Ball, The Salon Collective, Cowra
  • Dean Campbell, Dean Campbell Transport, Bathurst
  • Samuel Shooter, SJ Shooter Real Estate, Dubbo
  • Stephanie Hughes, Hughes & Co Lawyers & Conveyancing, Parkes

Outstanding Business Leader

  • Anne Marie Crasti, Verto, Cowra
  • Cally Woodhouse, Yates Baker McLean, Orange
  • David Thompson, McPhersons Parts & Service, Parkes
  • Laurence Storm, HE Silos, Forbes
  • Matthew Irvine, Panorama Road Safety, Bathurst
  • Phillip Young, Slater and Gordon, Dubbo

Excellence in Small Business

  • 123 Tix, Dubbo
  • axxis, Dubbo
  • Bobbies Clothing, Bathurst
  • Cowra Motor Inn, Cowra
  • Forbes Family Dentists, Forbes
  • La Bella Medispa, Parkes
  • Lithgow Fire & Safety, Lithgow
  • Manera Heights Apartments, Dubbo
  • Mulberry Lane Vet Hospital, Orange
  • Stanley Finance, Mudgee 
  • The Salon Collective, Cowra

Excellence in Business

  • Bathurst RSL Club, Bathurst
  • H E Silos, Forbes
  • K&H Geotechnical Services, Parkes
  • The Westhaven Association, Dubbo

Excellence in Social Enterprise

  • LiveBetter Community Services, Orange
  • Parkes Shire Food Service, Parkes
  • Smok'n Cooking Class, Forbes
  • Western Research Institute, Bathurst

Start Up Superstar

  • Channel 40, Dubbo
  • Dirty Workx, Orange

Excellence in Innovation

  • Cowra Motor Inn, Cowra
  • Mudgee Region Tourism​, Mudgee
  • Tobin No Till, Forbes
  • Western Student Connections, Dubbo

Excellence in Sustainability

  • Blue Wren Wines, Mudgee

Outstanding Employer of Choice

  • Housing Plus, Orange
  • Morse Group Accountants & Advisors, Bathurst 
  • The Westhaven Association, Dubbo

Local Chamber of Commerce

  • Bathurst Business Chamber
  • Cowra Business Chamber
  • Mudgee Chamber of Commerce