Last man standing
THE face behind the “effect” helps mining businesses celebrate staying in the game.
Wednesday 25 May 2016
A TIME and energy saving light tower, a 300,000 man hour injury free project, and the prizing open of new export opportunities by a local engineering firm, were among the innovations recognised at a gala dinner for the Resource Industry Network 2016 Chairman’s Awards.
The awards which are sponsored by KPMG, recognise the significant achievement and enterprise that local businesses are demonstrating across six categories, including safety, leadership, export and innovation.
Resource Industry Network Chairman Tony Caruso said the evening was hugely successful with more than 250 in attendance.
“These awards recognise excellence in business and the significant contribution that those businesses make to the regional economy and community,” he said.
“All winners were truly worthy of their awards, and I congratulate them on their hard work and outstanding achievement.
Winners on the night included TEAM Engineering for their outstanding safety record, G&S Engineering for its inspirational #HANDSUP mental health campaign, Payne Print for their charity, Haynes Group’s for their new lighting towers, Clearcut Mining Solutions for its clear and sustainable export strategy, and Mastermyne Liz Blockley for her ability to lead and manage.
Guest speaker for the night was Winter Olympic Gold Medallist Steven Bradbury, who Mr Caruso said had a lesson for local mining businesses hoping for their own “Bradbury” effect when things improve in mining.
“Steven Bradbury’s presentation was hugely entertaining as well delivering a serious message of perseverance and resilience to achieve your goals, Mr Caruso said.
The awards honoured the achievements of 18 businesses and individuals who were shortlisted for their demonstrations of originality, practicality and forward thinking.
The winners of the six categories were:
Ergon Energy Safety Foremost Award –TEAM Engineering
Techserve Leading from the Front Award – G&S Engineering
Local Buying Foundation Connecting in the Community Award – Payne Print
Mackay Regional Council Chasing Foreign markets award – Clearcut Mining Solutions
North Queensland Bulk Ports Out of the Box Award – Haynes Group
Adani Standing Out from the Crowd – Liz Blockley – Mastermyne Group