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Celebrating Excellence: Recap of the Inaugural RCCIWA Regional Business Excellence Award

Recently, with the much appreciated support from the Gascoyne Development Commission I was thrilled to attend the RCCIWA Regional Business Awards. Hosted by the Regional Chambers of Commerce WA (RCCIWA). This gala event, held in April 2024, was a night to remember, celebrating and recognising the outstanding achievements of regional businesses across Western Australia.

After several years in the making, the RCCIWA Regional Business Excellence Awards came to fruition, promising to celebrate, reward, and acknowledge regional business excellence. This event, to be held annually, brought together businesses from all corners of regional WA, each having achieved success in their local business awards programs hosted by RCCIWA members.

The importance of such recognition cannot be overstated. Providing businesses with an opportunity to be rewarded and recognised not only boosts business confidence but also acts as a catalyst for growth and expansion. It propels businesses to increase their footprint, explore new markets, and take their operations to the next level.

Over 220 regional business enthusiasts gathered at the Hyatt Regency Hotel for the gala event. It was a magnificent evening filled with celebration, recognition, awards, connections, and dancing, all in the spirit of championing regional businesses and their contributions to their communities.

A huge congratulations goes out to all 31 finalists and winners. Each finalist had previously won at their local awards program in 2023, resulting in a highly competitive field with remarkable entries. The full list of finalists showcased the diversity and excellence of WA’s regional businesses.

Highlighting the evening were the category winners, each representing different industries, sectors, locations, and sizes. The winners included:

These businesses exemplify excellence in their respective fields, and their achievements are truly commendable.

The pinnacle of the evening was the announcement of the 2024 WA Regional Business of the Year, awarded to Waroona Veterinary Clinic. This prestigious award recognises exemplary performance and leadership in the regional business community.

None of this would have been possible without the generous support of the sponsors. Along with RCCIWA we also extend our gratitude to the Foundation Partner, Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Event Partner Small Business Development Corporation, Event Supporters and Category Sponsors for their invaluable contributions.

The success of the Gala Event was also attributed to the exceptional team at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, the regional suppliers and vendors, and the RCCIWA Executive Committee and members. Special recognition goes to the regional vendors who added their unique touch to the event, making it an unforgettable experience for all attendees.

For those who missed out on the event, we invite you to explore the highlights on RCCIWA’s dedicated Facebook page you can also watch the highlights reel here.

As an Executive board member of the Regional Chambers of Commerce, I am inspired by the success of the inaugural event and excited about the prospect of holding similar celebrations in Exmouth. Imagine the opportunity to recognise the hard work of our local businesses, their staff and potentially compete on a state level. It’s a thought worth exploring, and we welcome your feedback.

Let’s continue to celebrate the incredible achievements of regional businesses in Western Australia and pave the way for even greater success in the years to come.

Images: rebeccaparkhousephotography

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