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TelcoGreen’s finance officer Angela Tchoulak was one of the nominees at the 2014 Northern Rivers Business Awards, held at the Byron at Byron on Friday. Telcogreen received the ward for Excellence in Business Ethics. Photo Eve Jeffery.
TelcoGreen’s finance officer Angela Tchoulak was one of the nominees at the 2014 Northern Rivers Business Awards, held at the Byron at Byron on Friday. TelcoGreen received the ward for Excellence in Business Ethics. Photo Eve Jeffery.

Eve Jeffery

Last Friday, the winners of the 2014 Northern Rivers Business Awards were announced at a Byron at Byron gala event.

Nine awards were presented by the NSW Business Chamber, with winners from around the entire region.

Winners in the categories were Young Entrepreneur – Nathan Day, IC Signs, Tumbulgum; Business Leader – Ross Roberts, Harwood Marine, Harwood; Business Leader (Highly Commended) – Tony Gilding, Macadamia Castle, Knockrow, Excellence in Small Business (less than 20 full time employees) – Byron Beach Café, Byron Bay; Excellence in Business (more than 20 full time employees) – Stone & Wood Brewing Company, Byron Bay

Excellence in Innovation (2 winners) – Norco Co-operative Limited, Lismore and Lismore City Council; Excellence in Business Ethics – TelcoGreen, Mullumbimby;

Excellence in Sustainability – Summerland Credit Union, Lismore; and Excellence is Workplace Health and Safety (State finalist) – Tweed Shire Council, Tweed Heads

Award winners will compete at the NSW Business Chamber state awards, to be held in Sydney at the Pavilion, Darling Harbour on Friday November 28.


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