Cranes and engineering recognised in Central Highlands business awards

Posted October 20, 2015

Central Highlands Businesses of the Year

TNC Cranes and H.E.M.E. have both been crowned 2015 Central Highlands Business of the Year.

(L-R) Mayor Peter Maguire, Cr Gail Nixon, Scott Mason (CEO, Central Highlands Regional Council), Matt Conway and Phil Tingey (TNC Cranes), and Kym Hellmuth and John Herman (H.E.M.E)


Two businesses have shared the top trophy to cap off a night of surprises at the 2015 Central  Highlands Business Excellence Awards.

H.E.M.E. and TNC Cranes have both been crowned Central Highlands Business of the Year, at Saturday’s Awards Gala Dinner in Emerald.

Both entrants were also named joint winners in the Manufacturing and Industry Sector category.

“The decision to select double winners for both a category award and the night’s major award, reflects the strength of entries that were presented to the judges,” Central Highlands Development Corporation (CHDC) General Manager Sandra Hobbs explains.

“The judges were also compelled to create a new category for small businesses to acknowledge the quality of their entry submissions and recognise the outstanding achievements of this important segment of the business community.”

This is the second consecutive time H.E.M.E. has taken out the top award, having been named Central Highlands Business of the Year in 2013.

TNC Cranes was selected as Young Business Owner / Operator in 2013.

“The judges were impressed by H.E.M.E.’s adaption of innovative technologies to maintain their competitive advantage, their culture of continuous improvement and their well-executed succession plan,” Ms Hobbs says.

“TNC Cranes impressed with their unwavering vision for the business since its inception. This was underpinned by their ISO accreditation, their unique computerised management system and their diversification into product development.”

GeoRadar who took out the Professional Services Sector Award in both 2013 and 2015 will join H.E.M.E and TNC Cranes in the running for the Hall of Fame, which will be announced at the next Awards, due to be held in 2017.

H.E.M.E. provides manufacturing and engineering solutions to the mining, civil and agricultural sectors.

TNC Cranes is an Australian specialist materials handling company that offers an extensive range of crane parts, crane accessories and crane services.

CHDC hosts the Awards in collaboration with a range of business, industry, and government partners.


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