Hon Simon O'Brien MLC

Hon Simon O'Brien MLC

Former Minister for Finance; Commerce; Small Business

    Small business winners announced

    9/11/2012 12:00 AM
     
    • The House Factory, Kununurra wins major award
    The winners of the GWN7 Western Australian Regional Small Business Awards for 2012, and the Inductee to the Western Australian Regional Small Business Hall of Fame, were announced tonight.
     
    Small Business Minister Simon O’Brien presented the major award, the 2012 Regional Small Business of the Year, to Kent Osmotherly and Alex Robertson of The House Factory, Kununurra.
     
    “This year, there were two category winners from Goldfields-Esperance; two from the Pilbara; and one each from the Kimberley, South-West and Great Southern regions,” Mr O’Brien said.
     
    “The businesses awarded here tonight are the ‘cream of the crop’ of small and medium-sized businesses in regional WA and a great example of the diversity and high quality of products and services that exist in our regional centres.
     
    “Representing a range of industries from tourism to construction, all of tonight’s finalists and winners should be very proud of their achievements.”
     
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    Winners:
     
    2012 GWN7 Western Australian Regional Small Business of the Year
    The House Factory, Kununurra - Kimberley region
    Kent Osmotherly and Alex Robertson
     
    Home Based Business Award, sponsored by RSM Bird Cameron
    West Coast Trail Bike Safaris, Newlands - South-West region
    John and Georgina Staines
     
    Best Franchise Award, sponsored by Small Business Development Corporation
    Allied Pickfords, Esperance - Goldfields/Esperance region
    Jack and Allison Grabowski
     
    Best Aboriginal Business, sponsored by Woodside Energy
    REFAP (Real Employment for Aboriginal People), Karratha - Pilbara region
    Triscilla Holborow and Kelly Grady
     
    Business Achiever Award, sponsored by Small Business Centres WA
    Signature Music, Karratha - Pilbara region
    James Cutfield
     
    Micro Business Award, sponsored by Bloo
    Out of Sight Tours, Denmark - Great Southern region
    Dr Dave Bomba and Lenore Lyons
     
    Business with 5-10 Employees Award, sponsored by The West Australian Regional Newspaper Group
    The House Factory, Kununurra - Kimberley region
    Kent Osmotherly and Alex Robertson
     
    Business with 10-20 Employees Award, sponsored by Telstra Business
    ESM Manufacturing Group, Esperance - Goldfields/Esperance region
    Tim Crawford
     
    2012 Inductee to the Western Australian Regional Small Business Hall of Fame
    Grant Cucel
    Port Hedland - Pilbara region