Accountancy and business advice specialist Yates Baker McLean has been named the Best Business in Cabonne at the annual Daroo Business Awards.
The Molong-based firm received the award from Cabonne Mayor Ian Gosper and the NSW Small Business Commissioner Robyn Hobbs OAM at a glittering presentation dinner at Cumnock Showground.
Cabonne Council’s Customer Service Officer Audrey Meehan was named Employee of the Year while the Apprentice/Trainee of the Year award went to Danielle Dugmore, from Molong Early Learning Centre.
The full list of 2016 Daroo winners is as follows:
Best Business in Cabonne: Yeats Baker McLean, Molong
Employee of the Year: Audrey Meehan (Cabonne Council); Highly Commended: Karen Bollinger (Yates Baker McLean)
Apprentice/Trainee of the Year: Danielle Dugmore (Molong Early Learning Centre)
Best New Business: Coco Harvest, Canowindra; Highly Commended: Booful Gifts and Homeware, Molong.
Best Ongoing Business: Molong Bakery; Highly Commended: Canowindra Trading Post
Best Home-Based Business: Greenwood Designs; Highly Commended Leanne Pearce Dog Wash, Cargo
Excellence in Hospitality: Cargo Store
Excellence in Accommodation: Black Sheep Inn, Borenore; Highly Commended: Montrose House, Canowindra
Excellence in Marketing, Advertising and Communications: Canowindra Phoenix
Excellence in Tourism: Age of Fishes Museum, Canowindra; Highly Commended: Canowindra Balloon Challenge
Excellence in Environmental Enhancement: MSM Milling, Manildra; Highly Commended: Molong Rural Centre
Excellence in Sustainable Agriculture: Bonny Glen Fruits, Nashdale
Excellence in Service Operations (Small Entity Five Employee or Less): Cumnock General Store; Highly Commended: Canowindra Trading Post
Excellence in Service Operations (Large Entity): Molong Pharmacy; Highly Commended: Yates Baker McLean
Contribution to Cabonne (Community Organisation): Canowindra Pre-School and Kindergarten; Highly Commended Molong Advancement Group Anti-Amalgamation (ANTY) Committee
Contribution to Cabonne (Business): Adloyalty, Canowindra; Highly Commended: Fencing 1, Molong