2018 Maranoa Business Awards

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The 2018 Annual Maranoa Business Awards were held on the 13 October at the Explorer's Inn Function Centre, Roma.
This event was our biggest event yet with 270 guests filling the room to celebrate the regions business success stories before them.
The success of the night would not have been what it was without the amazing work of the organising committee, generous support of our many sponsors including the Maranoa Regional Council and the support from the participating businesses.
Thank you so much!
2018 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 – Proudly sponsored by Santos

Awarded to Queensland Country Meats

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 - Proudly sponsored by Roma Transport Services

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 - Proudly sponsored by ANZ

Awarded to Boobook (Ecotours)

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

Large Business of the Year Award - Proudly sponsored by TAFE Queensland (South West)

Awarded to Queensland Country Meats

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


Retail, Wholesale, and Distribution Award - Proudly sponsored by The Western Star

Awarded to Queensland Country Meats

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 - Proudly sponsored by The Onsite Rental Group

Awarded to Goodstart Early Learning Roma

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

Tourism and Hospitality Award - Proudly sponsored by QantasLink

Awarded to The Big Rig Roma

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

Employee of the Year - Proudly sponsored by IOR Petroleum

Awarded to Anna Coomber from Coomber Bros Jewellers

This award acknowledges an employee who excels in business excellence across their position duties and responsibilities.

Maree Bunt (Individual) Customer Service Award

Awarded to Siobhan Cornish from Black Toyota, Roma

This award recognises a local individual who provides exceptional customer service.

Customer Service (Business) Award - Proudly sponsored by Commerce Roma

Awarded to Bentley's Beauty Boutique, Roma

This award recognises a local business who provides exceptional customer service.

Jim Baker Medal for Vocational Service - Rotary

Awarded to Susan Tiley

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!