Sponsors Peter Read (Daily News), John Randall (Chamber of Commerce) and Donna Neale-Arnold and Wayne Langford (Heritage Building Society) with Veronica Youngblutt (centre) from Black Toyota – the 2010 Business Excellence Awards overall winner.
Sponsors Peter Read (Daily News), John Randall (Chamber of Commerce) and Donna Neale-Arnold and Wayne Langford (Heritage Building Society) with Veronica Youngblutt (centre) from Black Toyota – the 2010 Business Excellence Awards overall winner.

Black Toyota wins at awards

THERE was plenty of razzle dazzle at the 2010 Warwick Chamber of Commerce Heritage Building Society Business Excellence Awards at Kings Theatre at the weekend, where Black Toyota took out top honours.

Senior business manager Veronica Youngblutt accepted the award for Black Toyota.

“It’s unbelievable, I was very surprised,” Ms Youngblutt said.

She attributed the success of the business to the combined effort of their departments, always striving for excellence.

“We are supported by Craig Black who owns the company and encourages everyone to work together,” she said.

“We all have to work together as a team for us to win this award.”

She said the award comes down to the staff at Black Toyota always going above and beyond to provide exceptional service.

“If it wasn’t for every single person at Black Toyota working together we wouldn’t have been able to win this award – everyone is important,” she said.

Killarney View Caravan Park won the Tourism and Hospitality Award and also took out the Highly Commended Award.

Warwick Chamber of Commerce president John Randall said the chamber was proud to host the awards which were themed Celebrate Success.

“It is important that we do celebrate success because without success, we can all go broke,” Mr Randall said.

Mr Randall said the businesses that stood out were those who could clearly demonstrate what made them successful.

“All nominated businesses are judged by the snapshot they provide with their written submission,” Mr Randall said.

Hair Kreations was the winner of the Best New Business Award after starting just over 12 months ago.

Owner Natalie Ezzy thanked the judges for recognising her business and said it wouldn’t have been possible without the help of her employees.

There was plenty of entertainment to keep guests entertained with Top Beat Entertainment wowing the crowd, even bringing local member Lawrence Springborg in on the action.

Mr Springborg addressed the crowd and said he has always been impressed by the prestigious Rose City event and organisers didn’t disappoint in 2010.

“This is a gala event. There is a lot of energy and commitment,” Mr Springborg said.

He said what made a business a success was a combination of hard work and confidence.

“I congratulate you on the energy,” he said.

“There is a lot to be optimistic about for business in this region.”



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