Thirty-six elite businesses and business people have been announced as winners in the 2019 VACC Industry Awards, the premier prize dedicated to the Victorian automotive industry.
Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (VACC) Chief Executive Officer, Geoff Gwilym said that the VACC Industry Awards demonstrate VACC members’ commitment to quality and customer service.
“It is a huge accolade to be named the best in Victoria and these businesses have all proved themselves worthy of that title,” Gwilym said.
Categories for the 2019 VACC Industry Awards include mechanical repair; auto electrical; recycling; body repair; engine reconditioning; farm machinery; heavy vehicle repair; new and used car, motorcycle and commercial vehicle dealers; service station and convenience stores; aftermarket and retail; towing; and tyre dealers.
New categories in this year’s VACC Industry Awards include Best Business Woman in Automotive and Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
“The VACC Industry Awards have been very well supported this year, proving that they are valued by industry and recognised by consumers,” said Gwilym.
Eight expert judges evaluated entries based on business management, workplace practices, customer service and marketing and communication. To ensure that only the finest of VACC’s more than 5,500 members would be announced as finalists, an independent standards representative audited the judging.
Category winners were announced at a black tie gala evening, featuring master of ceremonies, Larry Emdur and a string of top-notch entertainers, on Saturday, 22 June at the Grand Hyatt, Melbourne.
Best Body Repairer - Passenger Vehicle (small)
Best Body Repairer - Passenger Vehicle (large)
Best Business Woman in Automotive
Michelle Ferbrache, Essendon Panels
Best Commercial Vehicle Body Repairer