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Australian Business Awards

06-Aug-2018

Australian Business Awards 2018 - Winners!

 

Westhaven - The Quiet Achiever Now Speaking Volumes - Australia Wide!

Westhaven, Dubbo’s award winning not- for- profit, community based charity has been named in the Australian Business Awards as an Australian Employer of Choice and for its Outstanding Achievement in The Australian Charity Awards 2018.

CEO of Westhaven, Christian Grieves received word today of the accolade bestowed upon Westhaven, he excitedly said, “We have officially been named one of Australia’s Employers of Choice, generally with this award there can be up to approximately 50 Australian businesses who may receive this award, but to be in Australia’s top 50 is tremendous.”

“Westhaven staff are extremely hard working and dedicated, this award is for them, it acknowledges the commitment to people with disability who they work with every day of the year to make sure they live the life they choose.”

“The second award for Outstanding Achievement in Australian Charity of the Year was a tremendous surprise.  We are proud to have been recognised for our contribution to providing a safe and happy environment for all people with disability, including children and young people. The value of everything Westhaven achieves can be seen in the happy faces of everyone at Westhaven. Many Westhaven adults have lived and worked with us for over 40 years. This is their home, where they feel safe, cared for and cherished. For Westhaven this is the most important benefit of everything we do within the organisation on a daily basis.”

It was only last year that Westhaven won the coveted Dubbo Chamber of Commerce Gold Rhino award for Dubbo’s most outstanding business along with  silver rhino awards in Employer of Choice and Excellence in Business. Westhaven also went onto take out the Western NSW Business Chamber award for Employer of Choice in May this year.

In a matter of less than 5 years Westhaven have gone from a $10m business in 2013 to an expected turnover of $35m this year, not bad for a not-for-profit organisation that reinvests all their surplus back into supporting people with disabilities. They’ve been doing this now for over 60 years. Staff numbers equate to over 450 people working in various roles including support workers, team leaders, machinist, managers, HR support, lawn mowers, finance, projects, communication and marketing.