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Since 2008, the RIN Awards (formerly Chairman's Awards) Night has recognised the outstanding achievements of the region’s companies over the previous twelve months. It recognises excellence in business and the significant contribution that they make to the regional economy and community.  The awards program provides a means by which outstanding performance can be revealed, acknowledged and celebrated by the whole sector.

The Gala Dinner will be held on Friday 18th May 2018 at the Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre.  


2018 Categories

To encourage businesses of all sizes to enter the awards we will be specifically requesting judges to take into account the size of the organisation when assessing their nomination.

The Safety Foremost Award – Sponsored by       
Awarded to an organisation that can demonstrate a sustained safety performance and/or culture in a workplace that incorporated both physical and mental safety.


  • North Queensland Bulk Ports - 2018 Winners
  • Mackay Regional Council
  • Mastermyne 

Leading from the Front Award   - Sponsored by 
Awarded to the organisation that best demonstrates how they successfully engaged with their employees to deliver a better outcome for their people or their business.


  • DGH Engineering - 2018 Winners
  • QCCS
  • McKays Solicitors 

Connecting in the Community Award - Sponsored by 
Awarded to the organisation that best demonstrates how they successfully engaged with the community or external stakeholders.


  • Moranbah Discount Tyres & Mechanical - 2018 Winners
  • The Hornery Group
  • DGH Engineering

The Chasing Foreign Markets Award - Sponsored by 
Awarded to an organisation that demonstrates the most initiative or success in taking a product or service to the export market or using foreign markets or supply chains to improve their business outcomes here domestically.


  • EHS
  • Diacon Australia - 2018 Winners
  • Techserve

The Out of the Box Award - Sponsored by 
Awarded to an organisation that has demonstrated the most initiative in seeking out new opportunities for their business either through innovation in new products or services, diversification into new markets, or adapted to meet the current environment.


  • Vayeron - 2018 Winners
  • Linked Group Services
  • Techerve

Standing out from the Crowd Award - Sponsored by  

Awarded to that one outstanding individual working in your business who has demonstrated commitment and dedication and resilience in current market conditions.


  • Get Real Workwear & Safety Mackay – Nathan Price
  • McKays Solicitors – Suzanne Brown
  • MM Electrical – Matthew Johnson - 2018 Winners

Striving for Diversity Award - Sponsored by      

Awarded to an organisation that champions diversity in the workplace - promotes equity, engages in inclusive and equitable workplace practices and embraces workplace diversity in a meaningful way.


  • Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal
  • QCCS
  • C2H Piping Services - 2018 Winners

The Tony Britton Award

Awarded to a person who demonstrates dedication, enthusiasm and support outside of their own business interests for the benefit of the wider resource services sector and/or local community.
This category will be run each year at the discretion of the Resource Industry Network board. 


  • Grant Polwarth – CEO, Fitzroy Resources
  • Liz Watts - General Manager Daunia, BHP
  • Dan Clifford - Managing Director, Stanmore Coal
  • Derek Muirhead - Manager Health, Safety and Training - Mining, Downer
  • Matthew Gray, Partner, KPMG
  • Craig Doyle - Chief Executive Office, Mackay Regional Council
  • Ged Walsh - Regional Director, Hays Recruiting
  • Kylie Porter - Manager of Development and Innovation, Greater Whitsunday Alliance and Chair of CRES
  • Paul Sear - Technical Services Manager, Glencore

2018 RIN Awards Sponsors

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Award Sponsors

RIN Awards Finalists & Winners History

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