McPhersons Parts & Services received the top honour at the first sell out business awards event in years at the Parkes Services Club last Friday. More than 200 people looked their best at The Henrys with David Thompson and his team from McPhersons not only winning Business of the Year, but also Excellence in Manufacturing, Agribusiness, Industrial and Trade and Business Leader.
“I am very proud of my staff for their support and assistance, and the farming community,” said a beaming David.
Another two businesses appeared on stage twice with K&H Geotechnical Services taking out the Excellence in Professional Services and Excellence in Business awards, while La Bella Medispa won Excellence in Personal & Lifestyle Services and Excellence in Small Business. Other winners were: Start Up Superstar – Elk Films; Excellence in Social Enterprise – Meals on Wheels Parkes; Excellence in Hospitality – The Railway Hotel Parkes; Excellence in Retail – Parkes Pharmacy; Young Entrepreneur – Steph Hughes from Hughes & Co Lawyers & Conveyancing; and the Ken Birch Memorial Trophy – Ian & Judy Chambers (accepted by Dave and Tracey Chambers).
Before handing over the Business of the Year award, Minister for Small Business Michael McCormack congratulated the Parkes Chamber of Commerce on a fantastic event and said: “Research has shown that if you are a member of a chamber your business will do better as you get all the right information and have networking opportunities.”
By Maggi Barnard