2018 Gala Awards Presentation | May 21, 2018



This year, the awards program culminated in a gala awards presentation evening at the Dungog Memorial RSL Club on Saturday 12 May 2018. The winners and runners up were announced with lots of audience participation and encouragement.

Our theme for the night was the “Commemoration of the end of the First World War, 1918’s inspired attire”. In true Dungog tradition many of our guests dressed in attire from the period. Special mention to BCA National Training Group’s Nicola Lloyd looked the part dressed in a nurses uniform.

All the Award recipients were very humble with Jim Olsen’s acceptance speech a stand out. Jim who was presented the Hall of Fame award by Rebecca Todd of Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions said, “There has been an Olsen opening the doors at Davey & Olsen every morning for 99 years, and I hope there will be an Olsen opening the doors for many more.”


Tourism & Hospitality
Proudly sponsored by Dungog Shire Visitor Information Centre.
The Runner Up was Bluegums Cabins
and the winner, Flying Duck Café

Rural Producers & Manufacturing & Industry
Proudly sponsored by Insurance Advisernet.
The Runner Up was William’s Dairy Pty Ltd
and the winner, Just Been Laid

Professional Services
Proudly sponsored by Chic Clothing Co.
The Runner Up was Joeys Pre-School & Early Learning Centre
and the winner, Perception Planning Pty Ltd

Trades & Construction
Proudly sponsored by Settlers Arms.
The Runner Up was Wayne Smedley Plumbing
and the winner, Hannan Build Pty Ltd

Outstanding Employee UNDER 25
Proudly sponsored by Dungog Rotary Club.
The first Runner Up was, Tiffany Bailey from NAB Dungog
The Second Runner Up was Ruby Lynch from The Boutique on Grey Street
and the winner, Izaac Cook of Lovey’s Grocers IGA Clarence Town

Outstanding Employee Over 25
Proudly sponsored by Dungog Fitness.
The first Runner Up was Len Argent from Lovey’s Grocers IGA Dungog
The Second Runner Up is Shaun Gordon from Clarence Town Bowling Sport & Recreation Club Ltd
and the winner, Amanda Gilmour Barrington Bakery

Proudly sponsored by The Tinshed Brewery.
The Runner Up was Dungog by Design
and the winner, Paterson Service Station, Automotive Repairs & River Café

Customer Service
Proudly sponsored by Hunter Region Business Hub.
The first Runner Up was Dungog Veterinary Hospital
The Second Runner Up was Vacy General Store, Café Gifts and LPO
and the winner, Dungog Pizza

Environment & Sustainability (Golden Axe)
Proudly sponsored by Shaw’s Bakery.
The first Runner Up was Clarence Town Pre-School
The SECOND Runner Up was Dungog Waste Management Facility Dungog Shire Council
and the winner, Boomerang Bags

Outstanding New Business
Proudly sponsored by BCA National Training Group.
The Runner Up was Abby Rose The Label
and the winners were, Chic & Antique and Chic Clothing Co

Community Sector
Proudly sponsored by Lovey’s Grocers.
The Runner Up was from Volunteers Dungog Shire Palliative Care Volunteers Inc.
and the winner, Clarence Town & District Progress Association Inc

Hall of Fame
Proudly sponsored by Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions.
and the winner, Jim Olsen

Proudly sponsored by Addison Partners.
and the winner, Norris I.T.

Proudly sponsored by Dungog Chronicle.
and the winner, Chic & Antique