Now in their 12th year, the Awards showcase the best regional small businesses from across WA. Since 2003, the Awards have celebrated the success and achievements of hundreds of regional small businesses.

Throughout the year, Regional Chambers of Commerce and Small Business Centres from across Western Australia hold their own award programs to recognise excellence in their respective regions or towns. Winners of these programs then have an opportunity to nominate for the Awards and to be acknowledged as the ‘best of the best’ in their field.

For a quick overview of the Awards – their history, aims and how to get involved – take a moment and view this short animated presentation


Congratulations to all this year’s finalists. We received many high quality applications and are delighted that the following small businesses, representing regions from across Western Australia, have been named as finalists:


Home-based Business Award

Sponsored by The West Australian Regional Newspapers

Abney Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Services – Kimberley
Confident Cashflows PLUS – Peel
Jarrah Grove Retreat – South West
Natural Lash Beautique – Mid West
South East Agronomy Services – Goldfields Esperance


Franchise Business

Sponsored by Telstra

Bank of Queensland Geraldton – Mid West
Battery World Albany – Great Southern
Pink Lake IGA and Esperance Supa IGA – Goldfields Esperance
Quest Yelverton Kalgoorlie – Goldfields Esperance
Subway Kununurra – Kimberley


Aboriginal Business

Sponsored by Fortescue Metals Group

Gooring Jimbila Contracting – Kimberley
Gurrgura Pty Ltd – Pilbara
IBN Corporation – Pilbara
Koomal Dreaming – South West


Business with 0 – 4 Employees

Sponsored by Qantas

HideAway Haven – Great Southern
Pick-a-WooWoo Publishing Group – South West
TV Financial Services & TV Financial Planning – Goldfields Esperance
Wicked Dance Works – Peel
Wrapped Creations – Pilbara


Business with 5 – 10 Employees

Sponsored by Synergy

HoseXpress – Mid West
Jaguar Cabling – Great Southern
Kimberley Air Tours – Kimberley
Merredin Panel & Paint – Wheatbelt
Southern Skydivers – South West
West Australian Alternative Energy – South West


Business with 11 – 20 Employees

Sponsored by WFI

Australind Veterinary Hospital – South West
Geoff Perkins Farm Machinery Centre – Wheatbelt
Lakes Electrical Distributors Goldfields – Goldfields Esperance
Mandurah Cruises & Gift Shop – Peel
Morries Anytime – South West
Nufab Industries Pty Ltd – Mid West


Small Business Achiever

Sponsored by the Small Business Development Corporation

Beautylicious by Chelsea – Pilbara
Inspired Life Total Health Club Kalgoorlie – Goldfields Esperance
Out of Reach Tree Services Pty Ltd – Kimberley
Progress Physiotherapy Collie/Physio Group South-West – South West
Walkers Hill Vineyard – Wheatbelt


Award finalists will be provided with two tickets and assistance with travel expenses to attend the Awards presentation evening in Perth.

In addition, each category winner will receive a framed certificate and a cash prize of $1,000.

The prestigious 2014 Western Australian Regional Small Business of the Year will be selected from the winners of the seven categories and will receive a complete advertising media package. The package includes $25,000 worth of airtime with GWN7 and production of a 30-second TV advertisement with Lomax Media of Bunbury.