Top businesses awarded in 2017

The best businesses in Victor Harbor were acknowledged at the 2017 Beyond Bank Business Victor Harbor awards held at McCracken Convention Centre in October.

For the first time the top award for the Most Outstanding Business was shared by The Big Duck Tours and Ultra-Tune Victor Harbor.

More than 200 people packed into the convention centre for the awards.  Investigator College students assisted with the catering.

As usual, a group of special local business people who have contributed to the local economy and community over a lengthy period of time were admitted into the Hall of Fame.  They included Ron Parker (formerly from Parkers Auto Body Repairs), Alan Tonkin (Tonkin’s Sportscene),  David and Rosemary Jenkins (formerly Victor Harbor Lawnmowers),  Ray and Joanne Hann from RNI Constructions,

Other category winners were:

Most outstanding hospitality business: Nino’s of Victor Harbor.

Best trades & industry business: Ultratune Victor Harbor.

Best service business: Harcourts Victor Harbor.

Best agribusiness: Alexandrina Cheese Company.

Best retail business: Victor Harbor Sportspower.

Best tourism experience: The Big Duck Tours.

And, a new category was introduced this year, the Beyond Bank Business Victor Harbor Customer Service award which was voted by the public.  The inaugural winner was the Bridgestone Service Centre.

The awards were sponsored by the following businesses:

MAJOR SPONSOR: Beyond Bank

GOLD SPONSORS: City of Victor Harbor, Harcourts South Coast, Fleurieu & Hills Insurance, Notable Imprint, gthink studio + design, The Times

SILVER SPONSORS: Bailey Homes

BRONZE SPONSORS: South Coast Constructions, BCS Electrical, Eckermann Conveyancers, Trent’s Plumbing & Gas, The Office Shop Victor Harbor, South Coast Realty, Beach House Café, Below Zero Refrigeration, Hamper Warehouse, Victor Steel & Engineering, Coastal Habitat Furniture, Quikfix Computers, Alexandrina Cheese Company.

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