Complete Body Craft in Rutherglen is celebrating success after taking home the major award for Best Body Repairer – Passenger Vehicle (large business) in the 2017 Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (VACC) Industry Awards.
The business also made it to the finals in four other categories - Best Regional Accident Towing Operator, Best General Member, Best Trade Towing Operator and Best Commercial Vehicle Repairer.
Almost 100 applications were received for the awards, with 22 automotive businesses across Victoria announced as winners.
All applications were assessed by a panel of judges, whose decisions were audited by a standards expert, on customer service, training, occupational health and safety, environmental compliance, and more.
Complete Body Craft owners Chris and Fiona Bourke were thrilled with the win and wanted to thank their entire team for the hard work put into building up this great business.
Chris went on to say it was a credit to the time and effort that Gillian Robson, Complete Body Craft’s office manager, had put into addressing all the criteria for their entry submission.
“We were nominated and shortlisted last year, but this year we are thrilled to come away with a win,” Fiona said.
Complete Body Craft was established in 2000, and provides car, truck, trailer, and boat smash repair and towing services.
VACC Executive Director Geoff Gwilym visited the business last week, presenting the business with its glass trophy and certificate.
Mr Gwilym said the awards were an initiative designed to reward VACC member businesses that meet and exceed the high standards set by the awards.
“High standards are important to the automotive industry, so VACC initiated the awards to recognise and promote those businesses who set the bar high and go above and beyond,” he said.
“VACC acknowledges the high calibre of all applications,” Mr Gwilym said.
“In the face of strong competition, motorists can be assured that any business winning a VACC Industry Award this year is a truly fine business.”
“VACC congratulates every one of them.”
The VACC Industry Awards category winners were announced recently at a black tie gala evening, featuring master of ceremonies, Shane Jacobson, at the Crown Palladium in Melbourne.
Two new categories will be added to the awards next year, including best vehicle restoration and the unsung hero to be awarded to someone who is a quiet achiever.
Applications for the 2018 VACC Industry Awards open in October this year.