VACC announces Industry Award Finalists

    VACC has announced the Finalists for its 2019 Industry Awards, the “premier prize dedicated to the Victorian automotive industry”.

    Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (VACC) CEO Geoff Gwilym says the Awards demonstrate VACC members’ commitment to quality.

    “This is a huge achievement,” Mr Gwilym said. “These businesses have proudly put themselves forward and have been named finalists in a very hotly contested year of awards.”

    Award categories include: mechanical repair; auto electrical; recycling; body repair; engine reconditioning; farm machinery; heavy-vehicle repair; new and used-car, motorcycle and commercial-vehicle dealers; service station and convenience stores; aftermarket and retail; towing; and tyre dealers.

    New categories include Best Business Woman in Automotive and Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

    Expert judges

    Eight expert judges evaluated entries based on business management, workplace practices, customer service, and marketing and communication. In addition, says VACC, an independent standards representative audited the judging to ensure that only the “finest of VACC’s more than 5,500 members” would make the cut as finalists.

    VACC will announce the category winners at a black-tie gala evening Saturday June 22, at the Grand Hyatt, Melbourne. Larry Emdur will be master of ceremonies.

    Mr Gwilym added: “VACC wishes all of the finalists the best of luck and makes this recommendation to Victorian motorists – look for the famous orange VACC sign. It’s the mark of the industry professional.”

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