EMS Group and Geoffrey Holland Take Out Major 2014 Rhino Awards
The Gold Rhino for Dubbo’s best local business for 2014 has been awarded to EMS Group and Geoffrey Holland has been added to the Jean Emile Serisier Roll of Honour.
In a glamorous presentation evening at the Dubbo RSL Memorial Club, 21 Silver Rhino category winners were announced in the Orana Mutual 2014 Rhino Outstanding Business Awards.
Chamber President, Andrew Toole said there was a wide range of winners in the awards, with EMS Group taking home the Employer of Choice award and Apprentice of the Year, while its founding director, Tom Cavanagh was highly commended in the Young Entrepreneur category. With a focus on labour hire and sales and service of new and used heavy machinery, EMS Group has grown rapidly over the past five years.
"EMS Group is a business that has kept an eye on growth opportunities in the mining, construction, earthmoving and agriculture industries and modelled itself on supporting those industries,” Mr Toole said.
“Starting out as two blokes with a ute and a few grand ideas, this business has grown to be the epitome of what tonight’s Fast Forward theme reflects – it has looked to the future and grown to meet a demand,” Mr Toole said.
“This is a business that proves that Dubbo is a remarkable location – we are well positioned to service a range of industries and to do so on the national and international stage.”
Former Secretary Manager of the Dubbo RSL Club, Geoffrey Holland is this year’s addition to the Jean Emile Serisier Roll of Honour, which recognises the contributions of Dubbo’s most respected business leaders.
Over nearly 16 years leading the club, Mr Holland was credited with changing the perception of the club business in Dubbo and gaining the RSL the Gold Rhino Award in 2012.
“Geoffrey Holland was the driving force behind Dubbo RSL Club’s transition from a “beer and pokies joint to a respected local business and one of the most successful clubs in regional NSW,” Mr Toole said.
Orana Mutual 2014 Rhino Awards - Winners & Highly Commended (HC)
|Category (Sponsor)||Rhino Winners & HC|
|Apprentice of the Year||Ryan Rooke (EMS Group) - Rhino|
|Australian Business Apprenticeships Centre||Anthony Williams (Kitchens and Renovations Concepts) - HC|
|Best New Business (Baby Rhino)||Dubbo Landscaping - Rhino|
|WIN Television||Fitness Focus Dubbo - HC|
|Business Leader (Age 36+)||Michael Adams (Golden West Holden) - Rhino|
|Dubbo Chamber||Jenny Beange (Western NSW Medical Local) - HC|
|Employee of the Year||Georgia Hardin (Century 21 Golden West) - Rhino|
|Australian Business Apprenticeships Centre|
|Employer of Choice||EMS Group - Rhino|
|Western College||Dubbo RSL Memorial Club - HC|
|Excellence in Business Ethics||Trike Adventures - Rhino|
|Excellence in Customer Service||Trike Adventures - Rhino|
|Inland Petroleum||Western Xpress Printing - HC|
|Excellence in Hospitality||Thar Indian Cuisine - Rhino|
|Excellence in Innovation||Regand Park Early Childhood Education Centre - Rhino|
|Viatek||Kitchen and Renovation Concepts - HC|
|Excellence in Presentation and Marketing||Imajenit Commercial Photography - Rhino|
|Dubbo RSL Memorial Club||Kustom Kitchens & Joinery - HC|
|Excellence in Products and/or Service||The Westhaven Association - Rhino|
|Travel Beyond Group||Western Plains Security & Locksmiths - HC|
|Excellence in Small Business (<20 full time)||Western Xpress Printing - Rhino|
|Crowe Horwath||Orana Early Childhood Intervention - HC|
|Excellence in Export||Maverick Biosciences - Rhino|
|Excellence in Sustainability||Dubbo RSL Memorial Club -Rhino|
|Transforce||Regand Park Early Childhood Education Centre - HC|
|Excellence in Work Health and Safety||Regand Park Early Childhood Education Centre - Rhino|
|NSW Workcover||Dubbo RSL Memorial Club - HC|
|Trainee of the Year||Johanne Hobday (ESP Accounting) - Rhino|
|Australian Business Apprenticeships Centre|
|Young Business Executive (Age 18–35)||Tom Larkin (Crowe Horwath) - Rhino|
|Dubbo City Council||Lee Bayliss (Kitchen and Renovation Concepts) - HC|
|Young Entrepreneur (Age 18–35)||Abraham Damen (Kitchen and Renovation Concepts) - Rhino|
|Dubbo City Council||Tom Cavanagh (EMS Group) - HC|
|Dubbo’s Favourite Tradie||Ian Grattan (GPS plumbing) - Rhino|
|Service with a Smile||Ian Grattan (GPS plumbing) - Rhino|
|People’s Choice Award||Fitness Focus Dubbo - Rhino|
|Jean Emile Serisier Award||Geoffrey Holland|
|Gold Rhino Award||EMS Group|