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Federation Health Gippsland Business Awards Winners

Morwell based manufacturer, Valley Windows, has won the 2002 Federation Health Gippsland Business of the Year Award

By GippsTAFE - 6th May 2002 - Back to News

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Valley Windows, which also won the Manufacturing/Export category, was established in 1983 to produce hand crafted quality western red cedar windows and doors. This Gippsland success story now manufactures standard and custom designed windows, and timber and aluminium doors for local and export markets.

The 2002 winners of the Federation Health Gippsland Business Awards, was announced at a gala dinner held at the Premiere Function Centre in Traralgon, which was described as an outstanding success.

The audience was treated to a hilarious performance from comedian Rod Quantock, fresh from a sell out season at the Melbourne Comedy Festival.

Royce Zygarlicki, Chairman of the Federation Health Gippsland Business Awards said, " the region is flush with an outstanding array of businesses who display uniqueness innovation and a commitment to the Gippsland region"

"It was obvious to everyone who was present on the evening that the winners and finalists were thrilled to be in the running for such a prestigious award."

Commenting on what it takes to run a successful Business, Stewart Cramer, Chief Executive of Federation Health said, " success does not simply arrive, it takes a competitive attitude, confidence, committed staff, collaboration and courage."

Mr. Cramer said each of the finalists had displayed these elements and were worthy contenders for the crown of winner in their field.

"All winners were extremely worthy and honoured to win their category."

This year a special presentation was made to "Drouin Commercial Printers" when they were presented with the Federation Health Gippsland Business Awards "Award of Merit" for their support of the awards process since its inception.

Mr Cramer said the quality of business on the evening was outstanding, and Federation Health was pleased to be associated with such successful business people and proud that they are fellow citizens of Gippsland.

Judging for the awards was extremely difficult as all finalists were of the highest standard.

The Gippsland Business Awards committee appreciated the effort made by all nominees and congratulated all finalists and winners on displaying outstanding commitment to excellence in Gippsland businesses.

"Each nominee has been successful, simply by being recognised as a successful Gippsland business and they deserve congratulations" added Mr Cramer.

Mr Zygarlicki said feedback on the awards had already been positive and those who attended were treated to a terrific night of entertainment, fine Gippsland wine and produce and the opportunity to network amongst Gippsland’s elite businesses.

Mr Zygarlicki added "the awards have been extremely important for the Gippsland business community, and it has been a great forum in which to bring together a wide range of private and government agencies, who have combined their efforts to help recognise and promote excellence in Gippsland business."

Planning is already under way for the 2003 Federation Health Gippsland Business Awards.

The category winners of the 2002 Federation Health Gippsland business awards are:

Oz Plants is a wholesale nursery producing many new plant varieties from different growing techniques to improve the quality of its product.

Vegco is the industry leader in pre-packaged fresh salads and vegetables. They supply their product range to some of Australia’s major retailers.

Valley Windows specialise in manufacturing windows made of cedar, hardwood and the award winning Rylock aluminium.

Concerto’s By The Lake is a newly built bed and Breakfast nestled on water frontage in the picturesque Lakes Entrance.

Monacellars Wines & Spirits supplying liquor to hotels clubs, restaurants and smaller retail outlets, Monacellars has built a strong customer focus by ensuring staff have very good product knowledge.

Déjà vu Bed and Breakfast of Lakes Entrance is a unique Bed and Breakfast for the discerning tourist. It offers magnificent water front views and has been described as "delightfully different".

Gippsland Business Support uses innovative technology and the most experienced team of recruitment professionals and support team; they can assist companies to identify the most cost effective levels of temporary and permanent staffing.

Yarram Bakery is not only one of Yarram’s most successful retail businesses, it is also well known for its award winning pies!

Déjà Vu Bed & Breakfast offers you luxurious comfort and splendid hospitality, with superb water views from all rooms making this premium bed and breakfast accommodation.

Sundowner Lodge and Restaurant provides four and a half star boutique Bed and Breakfast accommodation and a fully licensed a-la-carte restaurant.


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