Forbes Business Chamber announces 2017 Forbes Boscars finalists

Scenes from last year's gala dinner. This year's theme is The Godfather.
Scenes from last year's gala dinner. This year's theme is The Godfather.

The judges have released the list of finalists in this year’s Forbes business awards, the Boscars.

An independent judging panel of business people from Tamworth, Cowra, Young and Canowindra has assessed entries using category criteria set by the NSW Business Chamber.

The judges say the submissions were excellent and the Business Chamber has thanked all those who entered. 

In no particular order, the finalists are:

Excellence in Social Enterprise:

Forbes Meals On Wheels & House with No Steps;

Bright Beginnings Early Learning Centre

Excellence in Innovation 

Tobin No Till; Bernardi’s

Excellence in Small Business 

Forbes Family Dentists; 

Forbes Small Engine Specialists;

Mid West Pest Management; 

Blush Organic Beauty; 

Helloworld Travel Forbes

Excellence in Business 

John Davis Motors; HE Silos.

Employer of Choice 

News on Rankin; Forbes Learning Ladder. 

Apprentice or Trainee of the Year 

Bradley Robinson, John Davis Motors; 

Brooke Wennerbom, HE Silos;

Reece Hiki, Forbes Services Club;

Paige Neilsen, Forbes Learning Ladder;

Curtin Johnson, Forbes Small Engines Specialists.

Employee of the Year 

Craig Dwyer, John Davis Motors;

Philip Proctor, HE Silos;

Jayden Hemming, Blush Organic Beauty;

Stacey Clarke, Ian Simpson and Co.

Young Entrepreneur 

Jess’s Massage Therapy;

Thee Hair.

Start-up Superstar 

Acacia Events; 

Ian Simpson and Co.;

Hoola Collective; 

The Forbes Phoenix; 

Bright Beginnings Early Learning Centre.

People’s Choice: Tradie of the Year 

Ashley Acheson; Brad McMillan; Jayden Hemming; John Burton; Liam Whitfield; Tina Parslow.

People’s Choice: Most Popular Business 

EssJay Photography; Blush Organic Beauty; Eyewear Specs; Forbes Memorial Services Club; Frank Spice Forbes; Little Extras; News On Rankin; Thee Hair.

Finalists and local businesses are invited to celebrate the Evolution Mining Boscars in style at a gala dinner at Forbes Services Memorial Club on September 15.

Tickets are available online now through and will remain on sale until September 7 unless sold out.