Pride of Workmanship Awards thank outstanding employees

Employees of 15 Mid-Western Region businesses and government bodies were thanked for the skills and dedication they bring to their work at the Rotary Sunrise Pride of Workmanship Awards last week. 

Employees were invited to nominate staff members for the awards, which celebrate outstanding employees of all vocations. 

“The Pride of Workmanship Awards are an opportunity to recognise the employees who make businesses a success at ground level,” said Rotary Sunrise  president Birgit Smith. 

The 15 nominees for this year’s award came from a range of fields, from health to education, transport, aged care, local government, disability care and support, beauty and retail. 

This year’s Pride of Workmanship Award recipients were: Jim Yeo (Mudgee Golf Club); Gwen Yeo (Mudgee Community Health); Claude Del Riccio (Mudgee Health Services); Catherine England (Mudgee Health Services); Sonya Pym (Lifeskills Plus Inc); Kieren Norris (Mid-Western Regional Council); Vanessa Grimshaw (Mudgee Bakery and Café), Teresa (Trey) Smith (Featherbe Transport); Chloe Brook (Harbour ISP Pty Ltd); Sarina Ballard (Pioneer House Aged Care); Jill Mitchell (Pioneer House Aged Care); Tony Wright (Macquarie Valley Funerals); Jennifer Bambrick (Cudgegong Valley Public School); Brittany Thompson (Bella Medi Spa) and Clifford McDermott (Hort Enterprises). 

The awards were presented at Robert Oatley Winery on Thursday evening. 

The Pride of Workmanship Awards are a Rotary Sunrise project to promote excellence in local business. Rotary Sunrise also runs the biennial Mudgee Clock Awards for Excellence in Businesses. 

The Clock Awards will be held again in 2016. 

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