2016 Maranoa Business Awards

Awards Night Gallery
The 2016 Annual Maranoa Business Awards were held on the 15 October at the Explorer's Inn Function Centre, Roma.
It was an event where the regions businesses came together to celebrate the success stories before them.
The success of the night would not have been what it was without the amazing work of the organising committee and generous support of our many sponsors.  Thank you so much!
2016 Award Winners
Congratulations to all our nominees and finalists!
However there can only be one winner and they are as follows:

Business of the Year Award – Sponsored by Santos GLNG

Awarded to McDonalds Roma

This award acknowledged the winners from the below award categories and presented to the business that is considered the overall award winner.


Small Business of the Year Award

Awarded to Moorelands Bush Nursery

This award acknowledged excellence in small business with fewer than 3 full-time employees.


Medium Business of the Year Award

Awarded to Boobook Ecotours

This award acknowledged excellence in medium businesses with fewer than 10 full-time employees.

Large Business of the Year Award 

Awarded to McDonalds Roma

This award acknowledges excellence in large businesses with greater than 10 full-time employees.


Retail, Wholesale, and Distribution Award

Awarded to Moorelands Bush Nursery

This award acknowledged excellence and innovation in businesses that operate in the retail, wholesale and distribution sectors in the Maranoa Region. Franchisors/franchisees operating in any one of these sectors in the region are eligible to enter.

Trades, Professions, and Services Award

Awarded to Ezyquip Hire

This award recognised the business achievements of all trades including subcontractors and professions through to service sector industries.

Tourism and Hospitality Award

Awarded to McDonalds Roma

This award recognised business excellence for those organisations operating in the tourism, hospitality, recreation and leisure industries.

Jim Baker Medal for Vocational Service - Rotary

Awarded to Carmel Treasure

The Rotary Club of Roma invites you to participate in the nomination process for an award to highlight vocational service merit in our community. Dr Jim Baker was the creator of Queensland’s flying obstetrician / gynaecologist service and revolutionised the delivery of health services in rural Queensland. He was also a founding and life member of the Livestock Transport Association of Queensland. Throughout his life and throughout his membership of our club, Jim had a particular interest in a high level of vocational service, both as an ideal and as a working ethic. The

Rotary Club of Roma has established this annual award in recognition of Jim’s lifelong dedication to the principles of vocational service. “Vocational Service” is serving others through the workplace, aspiring to achieve high ethical standards, aiming to share skills and expertise through vocations and inspiring others in the process.

Congratulations to our award recipients and we look forward to another wonderful event next year!