This Axalta Business Excellence Award is all about building a better future for your business and creating a better environment for your staff to ensure that your business stands the test of time. Do you have staff retention and development process in place, business monitoring programs, a diverse business offering, do you demonstrate adaption to changing business conditions? We looking for business that are proactive, not reactive. Any repairer can be nominated for this award regardless of which paint company they use.
Steven Brett, Managing Director of Axalta Coatings Australia said: "Axalta Coating Systems is passionate about supporting sustainable business practices in our industry, which is why we are proud to once again be sponsors of the Paint & Panel Awards and the Axalta Business Excellence Award for 2020. These awards are incredibly important as they allow us to celebrate those that excel in the industry through hard work, innovation and their use of sustainable business practices. They provide a great platform to showcase many of the great shops across the country and the people who have put in a lot of time and effort to make these shops stand out from the rest. We are sure the calibre of entrants will be as high as it has been in previous years and we wish the best of luck to all 2020 nominees.
You don't need to tick every box but here are some of the criteria the judges will be looking for:
• Strong vision for business and plan for future
• Staff training and welfare especially encouraging the next generation, e.g. apprentices
• Marketing program
• Efficient operating procedures - using the latest technologies
• Environmentally responsible
• Community involvement
• Specialisation or diversification strategies
• Innovative business practices
What do I have to do to win?
When you are nominated you will receive an email from Paint & Panel inviting you to detail your business excellence - this is done via a simple online form. Winners will be selected from a shortlist of the best entries. Nominations close on 21 May 2020.
What happens if I win?
You will be flown to the Paint & Panel Bodyshop Awards dinner to celebrate your success at the industry's night of nights in Melbourne on 13 November! As well as the physical award to display to your customers and suppliers, you will also receive digital assets to use on your online platforms. You will profiled in the November issue of the magazine. Previous winners:
2010 Rosenthal Crash Repairs, SA
2011 Willmot Smash Repair Specialists, QLD
2012 Wales Truck Repairs, NSW
2013 Welland Crash Repairs, SA and Musico Smash, NSW
2014 Walker Crash Repairs, SA; Kilburn Crash Repairs, SA and H Harvey Prestige, QLD
2015 Houghton Autobody, SA and Jack Hillerman, NSW
2016 Zagame Autobody, VIC
2017 Paull & Warner Accident Repair Centre, WA
2018 Fleurieu Crash Repairs, SA
2019 Weststar Prestige Panel & Paint, VIC
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