Over 120 business owners and sponsors travelled to the beautiful heritage listed building to celebrate the success of Wheatbelt businesses.

Rik Soderlund, Chief Executive Officer of the Wheatbelt Business Network said “even before the award ceremony had begun, the theatre was full of energy and anticipation”.

A common theme was established in the winners acceptance speeches, and that was how important community support was to their business.  

This was a fantastic night to not only celebrate the businesses that are operating within the Wheatbelt, but also a tribute to the communities that support them and provide them with the success to be recognised at events such as this.  

“With a record number of entries, the calibre of submission was exceptionally high and the judging panel had an incredibly challenging job selecting the winners from such a worthy group of finalists” said Rik Soderlund.  

This year, the Wheatbelt Business Network, the largest business association in the region, received over 100 nominations across the business award categories with 40 businesses announced as finalists.

“We are extremely proud and humbled to attract such a diverse group of businesses,” said Rik Soderlund. 

“Businesses in the Wheatbelt have worked through a tumultuous couple of years and it is important to celebrate the positive success stories our region has” Rik Soderlund.

The three judges who assessed the awards were Cathy Wood, Danielle Green and John Willett.

Kitty Prodonovich, CEO of the Regional Chambers of Commerce and Industry WA said “it was a privilege to attend such a first class event and witness some resilient and amazing Wheatbelt businesses”.  

Please credit Rebecca Parkhouse for the images.

Media Contact: 

Rik Soderlund
Chief Executive Officer
M: 0429 898 858
E: ceo@wheatbeltbusinessnetwork.com.au