Local businesses flew the flag for Parkes at the 2019 Western NSW Regional Business Awards in Mudgee last Friday with Regos Plus Tyre & Mechanical taking out the top award for Business of the Year. Regos Plus Tyre & Mechanical also won the Excellence in Small Business and Outstanding Young Entrepreneur awards.
Another two Parkes businesses walked away with awards with Tracie Robertson from Ray White Parkes winning Outstanding Business Leader, and See Solar taking the StartUp Superstar category.
“It was a fantastic honour to receive these awards, which was a combined effort by the entire team and our loyal customers to get us where we are today,” said Patrick Lenehan, Director of Regos Plus Tyre & Mechanical.
“Our ultimate goal is to be recognised as the best company in the industry by offering superior service through continually training staff and seeking out new ventures.”
Western NSW Business Chamber Regional Manager, Vicki Seccombe congratulated Regos Plus Tyre & Mechanical saying the business highlights the ingenuity and perseverance of the Western NSW business community. “Patrick started his business five years ago as a young 24-year-old and has, in the last 24 months, nearly doubled revenue and staff. Patrick has also implemented a range of new services with a high level of customer service – and he has a great focus on employing young people in Parkes.”
Tracie won the Outstanding Business Leader Award with Rusty Russell from Double R Equipment Repairs in Mudgee. As the Managing Director of Ray White Parkes, Tracie has grown a struggling business from just one small rented office in Parkes with five staff, to six franchises across three towns with 22 staff. Tracie manages all operations of the company encompassing real estate services, mortgage broking, training, and guest speaking. She also wrote and produced the jingle for the current Ray White Orange television advert!
Rob Ehsman, Managing Director of See Solar said the StartUp Superstar Award meant the idea he had around five years ago had grown into something that looked like it would be sustainable, innovative and enjoyable. “This award brings a sense of achievement and satisfaction to my family, my staff and myself and provides something to build on in the future.”
See Solar strives to supply green, reliable and innovative standalone solar powered lighting and power solutions. They have completed a number of significant projects and extended their reach right across the Central West and several other regions of NSW.