On Monday 16 we had 52 members and guests join us at Kithbrook Park for the formal presentation to the category winners of this year’s business excellence awards .
Past president Kelly Binyon took on the role of MC for the night and welcomed everyone. Followed by Greg Birchall who provided a short summary explaining the formation of Rotary followed by its goals and achievements, he then proposed a toast to Rotary International.
After the meal was served the award presentation commenced following are the results

Thank you to our sponsors


Category Winners & Sponsors

Health & Wellbeing       
Winner - Women’s Health Torquay        Dr Niamh Logue
Sponsor - Torquay Community Enterprise. Presented by Gretchen Gibson     
Women’s Health Torquay is a new medical practice opening earlier this year with 3 GP’s providing specialists care to women over the age of 12 in a warm and welcoming environment.
Volunteer Organisation or Individual   
Winner- Surf Coast Wildlife Rescue    Jason Cichocki
Sponsor- Rotary Torquay. Presented by Bruce Turner President elect.
Surf Coast Wildlife Rescue provides 24/7 rescue and assistance for injured or orphaned wildlife and has an extensive after care network.  
Professional Service    
Winner- MSAC Solutions   Andy McKie
Sponsor- Business Network International. Presented by Paul Snow Vice President
MSAC Solutions a local Surf Coast business with team members and clients around the world supporting compliance with food safety standards and the introduction of sustainable packaging.
Tourism & Hospitality      
Winner- Torquay Wine Store   Mick Dowling
Sponsor- Commerce Torquay. Presented by Jeff Crow President
Along with an array of quality wines Torquay Wine store also provides support for local artists and businesses hosting tastings, master classes, community group events and parties.
Surf Industry Enterprise   
Winner- Go Ride a Wave    Nathan Taylor
Sponsor- Torquay Eyecare. Presented by Martin Duke Manager
Go Ride a Wave provides employment to over 50 casual staff teaching international tourists and school groups how to surf using locally sourced equipment.
Business Of the Year         
Winner- MSAC Solutions Andy Mckie
Sponsor- Surf Coast Times. Presented on behalf of S.C.Times by Lesley Shedden District Governor elect Rotary District 9780 
Following these presentations Trevor Hall took time to thank sponsors, Rotary members and the winners for their contribution with a special mention to the Mayor Liz Pattison.
The remainder of the evening was spent socialising with our guests.