In the months prior to the Fremantle Business Awards, the Chamber hosts mentoring sessions where past winners provide advice and feedback to entrants on the development of their submissions. Often the advice is to learn from the first year’s nomination process and build on that for a nomination the next year. Attendance is not compulsory but we now have proof that it helps. There was one first time nominee that decided to attend both mentoring sessions. Let me tell you – it paid off.
In his final appearance at the Awards as General Manager of Business News, Charlie Gunningham presented the award for Excellence in Professional Services for businesses providing high standard services, with identified and monitored customer needs and expectations. Nominations come from a broad range of sectors.
Mark Turnbull was the person who attended both mentoring sessions, and he was the one who came on stage to accept the award for Excellence in Professional Services for O’Connor based Automotive Electrical Designs. AED specialises in auto electrical repairs, auto air-conditioning and electrical accessory installation. Look AED up – the attention to detail in their nomination is the same as what they put into their work, your car is going to be in good hands.
The three other Excellence in Professional Services finalists were: Advanced Mining Production Systems (AMPS) a technical mining engineering company that focuses on the set-up and day to day running of mining departments.
Breadbox Marketing and PR delivers top level communication strategies, creative marketing and PR solutions for its many clients, large and small.
ProcessWorx providing smaller businesses with access to expertise, systems and support with managing their businesses, particularly around staff, safety management and quality assurance.
In 2016, Dr. Catherine Douglass won the award for Personal Achievement and Ellen Health for Excellent in Professional Services, so we were honored to have them on board in 2017 as sponsors of the Excellent in Strategy, Marketing and Communications award.
This award recognizes organizations that have outstanding achievements in strategy, marketing and communications of a particular product, service or business.
The winner was The Blue Budha, Western Australia’s leading New Age retail store with online and bricks and mortar stores across the State. The Blue Budha’s marketing strategy creates many moments of magic.
For the finalists list, lets just say, Fremantle is not just a great food destination for visitors, it has its benefits for anyone that works here as well, great things to see, buy and eat.
South Fremantle based commercial art gallery, Artitja Fine Art deals in Australian indigenous fine art with a strong emphasis on making cultural connections through indigenous art.
This was La Sosta’s second appearance as a finalist, building new awareness of this wonderful Italian restaurant in the heart of Fremantle’s cappuccino strip.
Pasta Addiction supplies high quality fast takeaway and dine in meals in the West End of Fremantle and are committed to providing hand-made deliciously addictive wholesome pasta and healthy food served by welcoming staff.
And finally, we can’t go part the very first Western Australian operated cakery that specialized in the handmade production of the traditional Czech layered Honeycake, The Honey Cake, now with stores and distribution across the Perth metro area.
More next week ………..