2018 South West Small Business Award
Vineyard 28 wins the
2018 Food, Produce and Agribusiness Award
(sponsored by Bannister Downs Dairy)
The 2018 Small Business Awards Gala dinner was held on June 16th at the Quality Hotel Lighthouse in Bunbury, a night of celebration and recognition of the local small business community here in the South West.
The competition was fierce this year with over 100 entries received and 42 businesses from across the South West named as finalists. Vineyard 28 was pleased to be a finalist in both the Food, Produce and Agribusiness Category and the Tourism Category this year. Mark & Pippa were unable to attend the actual Awards ceremony this year, but were over the moon and quite surprised when they heard that they’d won this award for the fourth time.
It has been three years since they last entered these awards back in 2015. That year they came also came Runner-Up in the Micro Business Award category along with winning the Agribusiness Award. Vineyard 28 received the Agribusiness Award in 2012, the first time they entered the Small Business Awards, and then followed it up in 2013 with a repeat win.
Pippa states, “We have always been strong supporters of these awards, as we believe the process is a great tool to help small business review their operations and assist with planning. They provide a great framework to sit back and look at your business objectively, identify areas for improvement, but also celebrate what you have achieved.”
For Mark and Pippa this award is much appreciated recognition for the work and time they’ve spent during the past two years in getting their business back on track post the impact of the January 2016 Waroona/Yarloop Fire.