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Northern Outback Business Awards

Returning in 2019!

A gala themed evening full of festivities and entertainment the Northern Outback Business Awards celebrate Northern Outback businesses; recognise outstanding contributions to the growth of our economy and provide a vibrant showcase of innovation and progression from the region's businesses. 

"Northern Outback" encompasses the local Government areas of Boulia, Burke, Carpentaria, Cloncurry,
Croydon, Doomadgee, Etheridge, Flinders, McKinlay, Mornington, Mount Isa and Richmond.

Recognising Northern Outback business industry leaders through the acknowledgement of innovative business processes, product development, sustainability and overall business success; the Awards also recognise the important social and environmental contributions made by organisations through excellence of service, commitment to their customers, philanthropic ideals, ethical behaviour and environmental sustainability.

2018 Award Recipients


Business Growth- with thanks to Mt Isa ISUZU Ute

  • 10 or less employees- DiLi - Dream it, Live it
  • More than 10 employees- Mount Isa Coaches (Highly Commended- Superior Machinery Maintenance)

Business Innovation- with thanks to Glencore Mount Isa Mines 

  • 10 or less employees- Gravel & Grace (Highly Commended- Steejo Press)
  • More than 10 employees- Custom Steel Fab

Sustainability in Business with thanks to Calibre Training & Development- Adels Grove Camping Park

New Investment- with thanks to The Buffs Club

  • 10 or less employees- Arvo's Tapas Bar
  • More than 10 employees- Mt Isa ISUZU Ute

Corporate Citizenship with thanks to Martyr Training Services- Buttercream Queen Cakes

Workplace of Choice

  • 10 or less employees with thanks to Imparja Television- Shut Up and Cut (Highly Commended- BellaObsessions)
  • More than 10 employees with thanks to Buttercream Queen Cakes- Custom Steel Fab (Highly Commended- Young People Ahead)

Community Organisation with thanks to Diamantina Power Station- Young People Ahead Youth & Community Services

Service Excellence

  • Professional Services Sector with thanks to Steejo Press- O'Regan & Partners
  • Health & Beauty Sector with thanks to HitFM- DiLi- Dream it, Live it
  • Hospitality & Tourism Sector with thanks to Hertz Mount Isa- End of the Road Motel (Highly Commended- Ash's Holiday Units)
  • Trades & Services Sector with thanks to Tafe Queensland- North Region- Cloncurry Courier Service
  • Retail Sector with thanks to DiLi- Dream it, Live it- Mt Isa ISUZU Ute
  • Employment, Education & Training Sector with thanks to Autobarn Mount Isa- Martyr Training Services
  • Social & Community Sector with thanks to The BOSS Shop- Craig A Murray Do Training


Customer Service Hero – Services Sector Award with thanks to Mount Isa Coaches- Natasha Heath, End of the Road Motel

Customer Service Hero – Skilled Sector Award with thanks to North West Star- Sally Prendergast, DiLi

Customer Service Hero – Community Sector Award with thanks to Andii Mihay Events- Alison Dowling, Rotary Club of Mount Isa South West


By entering one of the eight main business categories, you may also be eligible for consideration for the below awards:

Young Business Person of the Year with thanks to Discovery Parks- Kodie Kuskopf, JOAT Maintenance

Indigenous Business of the Year with thanks to Stanwell Mica Creek Power Station- Phoenix Security Services

Hall of Fame with thanks to Mount Isa City Council- LJ Hooker Mount Isa & Sanctum Medi Spa Retreat

Business of the Year- Cloncurry Courier Service

Emerging Business with thanks to Incitec Pivot- Gravel & Grace

Digital Strategy with thanks to Marker Aviation- Custom Steel Fab

Chamber Choice with thanks to Commerce North West- Superior Machinery Maintenance


Images from the Northern Outback Business Awards are available via our Facebook page HERE. Feel free to like, tag and share away! High resolution copies available on request

CLONCURRY COURIERS- 2018 Northern Outback Business Awards BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

 Special thanks goes out to those sponsors and partners of the 2018 Northern Outback Business Awards 

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