It was a packed house at the Lithgow Workies on Saturday 26 November for the first Awards ceremony held in Lithgow for over 10 years. Forty-four finalists contended for eight awards celebrating resilience, innovation and excellence in business.
It was an all local celebration with nearly two hundred Lithgow regional business owners, sponsors and Chamber members present at the Gala Awards Night that featured local performers and supported local producers and other business suppliers.
Vice-President and BLER Program Director Steve Ring said, ‘we were delighted with the level of business participation, sponsorship support and attendance at the Gala Awards. All round, this was a very successful event for the business community. A night where we brought together micro, small and large businesses to celebrate the region’s achievements over the past several years.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW, the Hon. Paul Toole MP was a VIP guest representing the NSW Government through the funding body, the Department of Regional NSW. Pete Watson from 2LT radio, the special guest MC gave a great overview of the awards including informing the audience that judging was managed by Business NSW through the appointment of impartial judges from outside the Lithgow region.
Award sponsors announced finalists and winners and stayed after the formalities to enjoy the entertainment by local bands including the Lithgow Pipe Band.
The Chamber is proud to announce and congratulates the winners –
The Chamber also thanks all of the other finalists for their participation in this year’s Awards, acknowledging their outstanding efforts and their standing within the wider business community.
The Awards were developed in conjunction with Business NSW and six of the eight winners of the Awards will automatically progress to the Central NSW Regional Awards.
The Black Rose Excellence in Business Awards 2022 is part of the Revive Regional Business in Lithgow project that has been funded under the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund, co-funded by the Australian and NSW Governments.
The Chamber is grateful to EnergyAustralia, the Awards naming rights sponsor for 2022-2024, and other local sponsors in Centennial, Ferrero, Greenspot, Westfund and Family First.