KYVALLEY Dairy Group was named Business of the Year at last night’s 2017 GMCU Allianz Campaspe Murray Business Awards.
The company also won the award for the agribusiness category.
The awards, held biennially, acknowledge and celebrate local businesses which are the best in their field.
Kyvalley Dairy Group is one of Australia’s largest family owned dairy businesses, supplying fresh milk products to domestic and international markets.
Wayne Mulcahy said he and brothers Peter and David were humbled their business garnered the top prize.
“We were pleased to win for our category – but we were absolutely blown away to win business of the year,” he said.
“It’s extremely humbling to be considered the best of the best, especially as we were nominated alongside other incredible, like-minded local businesses.
“We’re passionate about our business, passionate about high-quality services and products and passionate about our customers and suppliers.
“And in the end, the key ingredient is our incredible staff. They make the business what it is.”
Kyabram’s Waterpool Co-op also won an award for best professional service.
Waterpool is a member owned water trading co-operative which operates ethical trading products including a pooled water exchange.
It has grown to more than 1100 members and conducts more than 2000 water trades every year.
“We’re so pleased to have won this award. The feeling is euphoric,” chief executive Peter Lawford said.
“This cooperative has been set up to run the trading of water for the benefit of the irrigation community.”
Kyabram was also well-represented among the finalists, with Love from Indie, Haslem Cottage, Biomix and Luca Solutions making it to the evening.
This year’s awards attracted more than 120 applications across 12 categories, with winners announced at a Special Gala Dinner at the Moama Bowling Club.
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