Third win for engineer firm

Louise AllinghamPilbara News
Cory Buyers, John Lally and Bernie Phoeffer.
Camera IconCory Buyers, John Lally and Bernie Phoeffer. Credit: Pilbara News, Louise Allingham

KBSS Engineering took out the award for best business at last Saturday night’s Karratha and Districts Chamber of Commerce and Industry Business Excellence Awards.

Hundreds of business professionals glammed up and gathered at the Tambrey function room for the awards, which recognise the achievements and innovation of small to medium-sized businesses across the City of Karratha.

KBSS also took home the award for best business with more than 20 employees for the third year running, earning them a spot in the KDCCI Hall of Fame.

KBSS director Cory Byers said he was proud to take the award again.

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“We’ve got good people in the company who help us grow and expand, which is what we’re trying to do,” he said.

KDCCI chief executive John Lally said the chamber received twice as many nominations this year compared to 2016.

Each winner took home a unique glass sculpture trophy made especially for the awards by Cheeditha Art Group.


Best home business: Red Rock Fitness

Best Aboriginal business: WT Design Studios

Highly commended: REFAP

Best young achiever: Bart Parsons — Rambla Bar and Bistro

Best new/start-up business: Hunter Mechanical

Highly commended: Fiorita Deli

Best community organisation: EPIC Karratha

Customer service award: Karratha Signs and Argonaut Marine Group

Tourism award: Blanche Bar

Hospitality award: Empire6714

Best franchise business: Thrifty Car and Truck Rental

Best microbusiness (0-4 employees): Signature Music

Best business (5-10 employees): Life and Soul Health and Fitness Club

Highly commended: Rambla Bar and Bistro

Best business (11-20 employees): Thrifty Car and Truck Rental

Highly commended: Northwest Accountancy

Best business (20+) employees: KBSS Engineering

Highly commended: EPIC Karratha

2017 business of the year: KBSS Engineering

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