Winya wins big at Sydney City Business Awards

Winya Indigenous Furniture celebrate their win for Business of the Year with Lord Mayor Clover Moore

Winya Indigenous Furniture has come up trumps at the 2018 Sydney City Business Awards, securing the crown for the title of Business of the Year.

The awards celebrate excellence in the city’s business community, celebrating the outstanding achievements of local business.

Winya, a profit-for-purpose business that manufactures and supplies office furniture to clients across the government, education, healthcare and corporate sectors, will now compete for the top honour of NSW Business of the Year at the state awards in November.

Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the City was proud to support local businesses and provide opportunities to promote their excellence. The City has been a proud partner of the awards since 2004.

“These awards celebrate our local businesses’ outstanding achievements, including a new category introduced this year to recognise workplace inclusion,” the Lord Mayor said.

“I was honoured to present the Excellence in Small Business Award to Winya Indigenous Furniture. It is particularly wonderful to see these awards recognise a thriving and sustainable local business working with a national panel of Indigenous artists.”

Winya director Greg Welsh said the winning the award was great recognition for the business and a boost for staff morale.

“These awards really are the best way to get in front of customers who care about businesses who are doing things well,” Walsh said.

“It’s also an important accolade for our staff and makes all the hard work seem worthwhile. It lets us know that we really are doing something special.”

Winners of the 2018 Sydney City Region Business Awards

Excellence in Business – The Shepherd Centre
Excellence in Export – Hivery
Excellence in Innovation – MadeComfy
Excellence in Small Business – Winya Indigenous Furniture
Excellence in Social Enterprise – Beehive Industries Cooperative
Excellence in Sustainability – Winya Indigenous Furniture
Excellence in Workplace Inclusion – Winya Indigenous Furniture
Outstanding Business Leader – Jim Hungerford from The Shepard Centre
Outstanding Young Employee – Matthew Woods from Meriton Suites
Outstanding Young Entrepreneur – Nicole Shelley from Pepper IT
Start Up Superstar – Mayday Recruitment
Business of the Year – Winya Indigenous Furniture

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