hanson swan business awards


Michael K Elliot, Managing Director and Shaaron R Whitton Elliot. Director

Winner Two Categories; Swan Business of the Year & Mining Services

“Participating in the 2014 Hanson Swan Business Awards has proven to be an excellent decision for Plantman Equipment.  The awards process required us to recognise the achievements and business experiences we have had over the previous year and importantly review our current market position, and also refine and refocus our future plans.

To be recognised as the 2014 Swan Business of the Year and to also receive the category award for Mining Services was an unexpected surprise that has been very well received by the whole Plantman team as further ackwoledgement of their dedication and accomplishments.  The two awards provide a unique opportunity for our business community to come together and encourage ongoing action and improvement in successfully running our businesses.  Plantman will continue to support the Swan Chamber of Commerce and the Hanson Swan Business Awards.”

- Michael K Elliot, Managing Director and Shaaron R Whitton Elliot. Director

Raymond Jreige, Wallis Drilling

Winner Four Categories; Swan Business of the Year, Contribution to
Exports, Business Person of the Year – Graeme Wallis, Apprentice /
Trainee of the Year – Mario Taverniti

“Wallis Drilling has been associated with the Awards for many years.  After winning awards over the last few years, we were blown away to have taken out four of the 2013 awards.  Our very own Graeme Wallis was lost for words when he was recognized as Business Person of the Year.  However, we are no more proud than to be part of an awards night which recognizes and celebrates everything that is good about the local business community, particularly the hard work, dedication and passion of so many people.  I would encourage everyone to be involved.”

– Raymond Jreige, Wallis Drilling

Tracy Teo, Australia-International Institute of Workplace Training (AIWT)

Winner; Youth Employment and Training

“Participating in the awards has been an extremely rewarding experience for AIWT, with winning our category across a number of years being the icing on the cake.  The Awards process is excellent for crystallising our goals and objectives and for tracking our achievements from year to year.  It’s a great motivator for our team to excel in all areas of the business and we look forward to participating again this year.”

- Tracy Teo, Australia-International Institute of Workplace Training (AIWT)

Duncan & Anna Head, Chesters Restaurant

Winner: Walk of Fame Inductee

“Winning the Hanson Swan Business Awards three years in a row was an incredible honour for us.  To be inducted into the ‘Hall of Fame’ was the highlight of our career as Restaurateurs to date.  The Awards have allowed us to see our business from an outside perspective, and be rewarded by our peers for the time and effort all the staff have put in.  The region as a whole benefits from the exposure, and networking opportunities are endless with a purely local business content.  We commend the Swan Chamber for their ongoing role in these prestigious awards.”

Duncan & Anna Head, Chesters Restaurant


Kevin Gooch, The Coffee Club

Winner: Family Dining Restaurant of the Year and Quality Customer Service

“Winning the Family Dining Restaurant of the Year and Quality Customer Service Awards has been a great honour.  As a result our entry into the Swan Business Awards, it enabled us to go on and be further recognized in winning the WA Retail Traders’ Customer Service Awards for Retail Service Awards.  Being a recipient of these prestigious awards boosts staff moral and further enhances your business potential.”

- Kevin Gooch, The Coffee Club