2019 Heritage Bank Business Excellence Awards
Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce named Carrick Aland as their Banking, Finance & Legal award winners in Toowoomba over the weekend.
Carrick Aland were also named overall Business & Professional Division Winners out of five industry categories and a field of 15 professional businesses.
The Heritage Bank Business Excellence Awards are a celebration of the business community’s contribution to the economic vitality and social fabric of the Toowoomba region.
Partners David Johnston and Kent Gripske represented Carrick Aland at the gala awards event where winners were announced in front of the Mayor, Heritage Bank Board members and an audience of 500 of Toowoomba region’s best businesses.
“It has been good to be thought of highly in the professional sector,” said Partner David Johnston. “Toowoomba is a large regional hub with lawyers and accountants held in high regard so to be recognised as a peer amongst such well-regarded businesses is a great honour.”
“To stand out amongst such esteemed company you need to have a point of difference. At Carrick Aland we put a lot of importance in investing in our staff, our technology and making sure we’re relevant to our clients as far as finding out what they want, constantly updating, challenging the norm and having pertinent conversations more efficiently,” Partner Kent Gripske added.
It has been a busy but rewarding 18 months for Carrick Aland who were also named Xero’s QLD Accounting Partner as well as SMSF Firm of the Year through their self-managed superannuation business, Intuitive Super, both at state and national level.
The awards reflect the dedication of the whole Carrick Aland team – a cohort of skilled and personable individuals, collaborative in the endeavour of continuous business improvement, through effective client advice and service delivery.
“For all within Carrick Aland, it is gratifying to receive such prestigious awards and along with them, recognition of a commitment to service innovation and a dedication to delivering client advantage, that together permeates throughout the entire Carrick Aland group of professional service companies,” said Managing Partner Wayne Turner.
“There is something very special, though, about having your overarching business philosophy and practice recognised within your community and region.”
Carrick Aland shared lucky Table 43 with fellow-award recipients, Pro-Test, who were Innovation category winners as well as a previous Entrepreneur Of The Year winner. With Fitzies on Church on the next table winning Business of the Year, it was a raucous back of the room indeed!
Carrick Aland are one of QLD’s leading Rural and Small Business Financial Specialists helping the region to thrive with accounting, tax, audit and wealth planning advice to individuals, businesses and farming families. With offices in Toowoomba, Dalby and Chinchilla, Carrick Aland Group is comprised of Carrick Aland Accountants, Carrick Aland Wealth Planning, Queensland Audit Services and Intuitive Super.