• National best medium shop, Weststar Prestige Paint & Panel
    National best medium shop, Weststar Prestige Paint & Panel

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. Our Business Exellence winners are next level shops who lead the way in the industry, setting new standards.

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?

You will be directed to the awards portal to detail why your business should win. Entires close on 30 June 2021.


What happens if I win?

Recognition by the whole industry. Your business will be profiled in the November issue of Paint & Panel magazine. As well as the physical award you will receive a winner’s logo to use in your marketing. You will also receive two tickets to the glittering night of nights awards presentation in Melbourne on 12 November.

Previous winners:

2020 Damage Control Accident Repair Centre WA

2019 Weststar Prestige Panel & Paint, VIC

2018 Fleurieu Crash Repairs, SA

2017 Paull & Warner Accident Repair Centre, WA

2016  Zagame Autobody, VIC

2015 Houghton Autobody, SA and Jack Hillerman, NSW

2014 Walker Crash Repairs, SA; Kilburn Crash Repairs, SA and H Harvey Prestige, QLD

2013 Welland Crash Repairs, SA and Musico Smash, NSW

2012  Wales Truck Repairs, NSW

2011   Willmot Smash Repair Specialists, QLD

2010   Rosenthal Crash Repairs, SA


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