Gym franchise a gong heavyweight
A gym franchise won the top gong at the Port Hedland Chamber of Commerce 2019 Business of the Year Awards last Friday.
Accepting the BHP overall business of the year award, F45 Training Port Hedland manager Karlee Orr said the branch regularly performed well.
“We really do pride ourselves on what we do — we try and do the one per centers that make us stand out, which definitely works,” she said.
This was the first time the company had clinched the top prize since it opened three years ago.
There were 13 awards up for grabs, with 37 businesses vying for honours.
The Youth Involvement Council was another big winner on the night, winning the best community organisation category.
Its team member Marie-Beth Clifford was also named the best employee of the year.
YIC chief executive Vicki-Tree Stephens said the wins were a surprise.
“We have nominations in every year and it’s just such a hard category because if you look around the Hedland community, we have loads of amazing people and organisations doing loads of amazing stuff,” she said.
The formal evening is organised each year by the Port Hedland Chamber of Commerce and Industry and was held outdoors for the first time this year at the Port Hedland Yacht Club.
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