NIGHT OF ROCK: Sleeping Dogs rocked out at the 2018 Business Excellence Awards.
NIGHT OF ROCK: Sleeping Dogs rocked out at the 2018 Business Excellence Awards. Nicole Zurcas

GALLERY: 2018 Business Excellence Awards

LAST night saw the Warwick Town Hall packed with local businesses celebrating the 2018 Business Excellence Awards.

The Warwick Chamber of Commerce headed for rock nostalgia with this year's theme "Shake It Up”.

The Town Hall was decorated in Vinyl records, striking lights, leather and fireworks.

Entertaining the crowds were local musicians, 17-year-old twins the Fern Brothers, covering classic hits and getting everyone on the dance floor was Warwick rock band, Sleeping Dogs.

Businesses took home awards from more than eight categories.

The winners were:

Business of the Year

Wickham Freight Lines

Platinum Award

Graham Buchner

Inspiration Award

Story Book Cakes

Best New Business

Highly Commended: Urban Mist

Winner: Hair Kreations

Retail, Wholesale and Distribution

Highly Commended: Go Vita Warwick

Winner: Wickham Freight Lines

Hospitality & Tourism

Highly Commended: 4 Stagioni Mobile Pizza

Winner: Bluebird Kitchen & Smokehouse

Health & Wellbeing

Highly Commended: Darling Downs Wellness Therapies

Winner: The Physiotherapy Centre

Manufacturing, Construction and Trades

Highly Commended: Beaurepairs Warwick

Winner: Quirke's Mobile Mechanical

Professional Services

Highly Commended: Eyecare Eyewear Warwick

Winner: Maxwell Lancaster Solicitors

Community Services sectors

Highly Commended: BEST Employment

Winner: Southern Downs Steam Railway

Training and Education Services

Highly Commended: Southern Downs Steam Railway

Winner: Southern Downs Industry Education Association



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