The White King – Pental 95.3 Triple M Business Awards Gala Dinner was held Friday 2nd November.

Another year of outstanding nominations and winners with a crowd of 444 people attending. The calibre of nominations this year has been outstanding especially in our younger age groups. The awards are pivotal for recognizing great work with our businesses in the Greater Shepparton area.

Hall of Fame – This year Dale Wright Portrait Maker has been inducted into illustrious Hall of Fame.

In total, Dale has been in photography for nearly 50 years, and has run his Shepparton business for over 43 years together with his son Stuart who joined the business in 1997 .  Over the years Dale has played many important parts within our local community. In 2013 Dale received Shepparton Citizen of the year and Greater Shepparton Citizen of the year award. One of Dales most passionate achievements was creating a Mens group called “Talking Straight” helping men from all ages which has been running for 23 years and is still
going strong, helping over 200 men.


Category winners on the night included:

Apprentice Trainee of the Year – Emily McClure

Best New Business under 2 Years – GV Vets

Visitor Experience of the Year – Place Accommodation

Best Marketing/Advertising Campaign of the Year – Bill and Beats

Entrepreneur of the Year – Cat Armstrong

GV Healthy Workplace – SPIIRE

Young Professional of the Year – Rohan Sali

Customer Service/Professional – Reid’s Pharmacy

Customer Service/Trade – Poolside Shepparton

Customer Service/Retail – Blizzards Fine Jewellers

Business/Professional – Graham Hill Eyecare

Business Trade – Apex Rail Pty Ltd

Business/Retail – Identity Menswear