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2018 Finalists


Outstanding Young Employee

Angela Murphy, Port Macquarie Performing Arts, Port Macquarie
Beau Paff, Steber International, Taree
Casey Kettle, Bundaleer Care Services, Wauchope
Kirsty Christensen, Fresh Dental Care, Urunga
Sam Stanfield, Seabreeze Beach Hotel, South West Rocks


Outstanding Young Entrepreneur

Brad Plummer, Mr Plummer, Coffs Harbour
Holly Jackson, endota spa, Port Macquarie
Monique Muusers, Frankie's Travel, Port Macquarie


Outstanding Business Leader

Alexander Joannou, Northside Health, Coffs Harbour
Denise Haynes, R & R Property, Stroud
Stacey Morgan, Port Macquarie Performing Arts, Port Macquarie
Tania Powick, Coastal Wealth Directions, Kempsey


Excellence in Small Business

Barbushco, Lorne
Buddy & Me, Kempsey
CS Mechanical Repairs & Services, Wauchope
Lumpy's Nursery and Landscape Yard, Tuncurry
RedPoint, South Kempsey
Two Tails Wines, Nana Glen


Excellence in Business

EIRE Constructions, Port Macquarie
Kempsey Macleay RSL Club, Kempsey
Key Employment, Coffs Harbour
MBC Recruitment, Port Macquarie 
South West Rocks Country Club, South West Rocks


Excellence in Innovation

Key Employment, Coffs Harbour
Avide, Coffs Harbour
North Coast Commercial Doors, Wauchope
Buddy & Me, Kempsey
OEMG Global, Bellingen
Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail, Port Macquarie


Excellence in Export

Cassegrain Wines, Port Macquarie 
Norco Co-Operative, Raleigh
Steber International, Taree


Excellence in Sustainability

Affirmations Australia, Bellingen
Barbushco, Lorne
Fresh Dental Care, Urunga
Whalebone Wharf, Port Macquarie


Excellence in Social Enterprise

OCTEC, Port Macquarie 
The Australian Centre for Eating Disorders, Coffs Harbour
Valley Industries Group, Taree


Start Up Superstar

Chi Skin Rejuvenation Clinic, Coffs Harbour
Sandbox, Port Macquarie 
Valley Electrical Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, Euroka


Excellence in Workplace Inclusion

All Areas Demolition Excavation, Woolgoolga

Outstanding Employer of Choice

Charles Sturt University, Port Macquarie
Community Care Options, Coffs Harbour
Fresh Dental Care, Urunga
Key Employment, Coffs Harbour
Macleay Options, Kempsey 
Majestic Cinemas, Port Macquarie

Local Chamber of Commerce

Macleay Valley Business Chamber
Port Macquarie Chamber of Commerce
Urunga Mylestom Chamber of Commerce