Last night at a glittering and ritzy Gala Presentation Night, attended by The Hon Nathan Rees Premier of NSW, The Hon David Borger, Minister for Western Sydney and Parramatta Lord Mayor Clr Tony Issa OAM, the Parramatta Chamber of Commerce transformed the Grand Pavilion at STC Rosehill Gardens into a "speakeasy" and transported guests back to Prohibition and Chicago in the 1920's and Pyrosales Pty Ltd, Padstow, was announced as the 2009 Suncorp Business Of the Year.
John Shanahan CEO Pyrosales
PYROSALES PTY LTD is an ISO 9001:2000 manufacturer of precision temperature measurement and control solutions. PYROSALES' strengths include custom engineered products and tailored customer service. PYROSALES has been operating for 35 years and is recognised worldwide as a trusted and experienced source for total temperature solutions that optimise and protect customers' investments in their processes and products.
The judges in awarding the Austrade Excellence in Export Award as well as the Suncorp Business of the year to Pyrosales said the company demonstrates excellence in many aspects of their business. From design and manufacture of precision instruments to travelling anywhere in the world to understand customer needs, the team at Pyrosales impressed the judges with their professionalism. This business is actively looking for new opportunities around the world and is likely to become a true success story for Western Sydney.
With a record number of entrants, finalists and guests the 19th year of the business awards was the best yet.
2009 Winners included:
- Suncorp Business of the Year - Pyrosales Pty Ltd
- Chairman's Choice Award - Uniport Constructions
- BPW Robyn Phillis Award - Skye Blackburn Butterfly Skye's Butterfly Release and Insect Education
- Parramatta Council Excellence in Community Service - Macarthur Workplace Learning Program
- STC Excellence in Customer Service - The Meat & Wine Co
- Upstream Excellence in Sales & Marketing - Loxley on Bellbird Hill
- AFL Excellence in Innovation in a New Product, Service or Process - GWP Magazine
- Moore Stephens Excellence in Administration and Financial Management - Medilife
- The Parramatta College Excellence in Staff Training and Development - Boral Plasterboard
- Shell Contributing to the Environment - A-Tek Specialised Industrial Cleaning Services Pty Ltd
- Austrade Excellence in Developing an Export Market - Pyrosales Pty Ltd
- DSRD Excellence in Starting a New Business - Art of Smart Education
- Young Entrepreneur of the Year - Andrew Gideon Ties n Cuffs
- Entrepreneur of the Year - Stephanie Dale DMC Advertising Group
- Highly Commended - O-I Sydney
- Highly Commended - Forward Thinking Design
Source: Parramatta Online