2019 South West Business

Celebrating Business in the South West

2019 South West Business Excellence Awards Results

2020 – a year like no other! One most of us have never before experienced in our lifetime and one many never wish to experience again. But in every dark cloud there lies a silver lining and it is through this lens that I focus in reflecting on the 2020 South West Business Excellence Awards.
Amid the uncertainty and disruption a worldwide pandemic threw our way, businesses across our region displayed astonishing levels of creativity, innovation, adaptability and resilience. We observed unprecedented levels of collaboration, businesses embracing digital technologies, reassessing our values to what is truly important in life, and a resurgence of community support for buying local. Our judging panel felt humbled and in awe of how incredibly innovative and adaptive many high-caliber entrants had been in coping with the challenges inflicted upon them.
Within this troublesome landscape BSW Connect boldly decided to progress with the 2020 Awards, grasping the opportunity to review, adapt and transform the program, use the application process to help businesses reappraise their
business model, set strategic goals and develop transformational plans for building a more robust and resilient business.
Despite their challenges, 42 businesses from 9 local government authorities embraced the awards and submitted an application in pursuit of some 20 major, industry and judges’ choice award categories. Thirty-one businesses
were selected as finalists. We also received 10 Employee of the Year entries and 12 business owners rivaled to be crowned 2020 Star Business Person of the Year. We commend each and every finalist in becoming part of our
acclaimed group of star businesses in our region.

South West Business of the Year

Winner – Eyes@Australind



Winner – Busselton Jetty Inc.


Individual Award Categories

Star Business Person of the Year
Winner – Belinda Musitano – Eyes@Australind
Runner Up – Guy Badger – Arbor Guy

WOW Award for Excellence in Customer Service
Vasse Vets

Employee of the Year
Natalie Paterson – Oscar & Ivy Hair Co

Young Business Achiever
Craig Hookham -The Health Hub at Eaton Fair

Business Award Categories

Emerging Business 
Winner – The Health Hub at Eaton Fair
Runner Up – Next Level Monkey Business

Small Business
Winner – Oscar & Ivy Hair Co
Runner Up – Vasse Vets

Home Based Business
Winner – Bianca Turri Photographer
Runner Up – The Book Incubator

Medium Business
Winner – Arbor Guy
Runner Up – Asset Reliability Inspections Pty Ltd

Micro Business
Winner – Eyes@Australind
Runner Up – Kidd & Co

Excellence in Not-for-Profit Award
Winner – Busselton Jetty Inc.
Runner Up – Milligan

Industry Award Categories

Tourism & Hospitality
Winner – Busselton Jetty Inc.

Retail Experience
Winner – Kidd & Co

Food &  Beverage Manufacturing
Winner – Baked Busselton

Professsional Services – People-based
Winner – GP Down South

Construction, Mining & Manufacturing
Winner – Heatseal Australia Pty Ltd

Professional Services – Product-based
Winner – Vasse Vets

Achievement Award Categories

Community Engagement 
Winner – Milligan

Winner – The Health Hub Eaton Fair

Environmental & Sustainability
Winner – Arbor Guy

Diversity & Inclusivity Business
Winner – 30 Foot Drop


Contact Us


PO Box 6343, South Bunbury WA 6230
Phone : 1300 241 680
Email : connect@bswconnect.com.au