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Finalists announced in the prestigious 2021 RIN Awards

The 2021 Resource Industry Network (RIN) Awards judging panel has meticulously looked through this years’ nominations and is excited to announce 16 finalists across seven categories.

With so many challenges facing businesses daily, the RIN Awards on Friday, May 21 at the MECC, are a positive way to celebrate the many accomplishments happening in the resources sector.

The awards truly are an all-inclusive celebration of the local resources sector and its achievements and given the challenges businesses have had to endure with Covid in recent times, it makes this year’s event even more special.

The 2021 RIN Awards finalists in each category are:


Safety Foremost Award
(sponsored by CQ Field Mining Services)

  • DGH Engineering
  • QCCS
  • BMA

Champion Culture Award (sponsored by Mastermyne)

  • Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal
  • Fitzroy Australia Resources 
  • G&S Engineering

Standing Out from the Crowd Award
(sponsored by Onsite Safety Training Compliance)

  • Mastermyne (Tony Zahra)
  • Focus Training Centre (Travis Toar)

Striving for Diversity Award (sponsored by BMA)

  • Ignite Up HQ

Chasing the Foreign Markets Award
(sponsored by Trade & Investment Qld)

  • 2Censor

Out of The Box Award (sponsored by METS Ignited)

  • Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal
  • JWA Oilfield Supplies Pty Ltd
  • SMW Group

Connecting in the Community Award
(sponsored by Local Buying Foundation)

  • CQ Field Mining Services
  • QCCS
  • G&S Engineering



RIN congratulates all businesses and individuals who have secured a finalist spot, and thanks to everyone who entered the awards this year.

RIN general manager Dean Kirkwood said as an organisation that represented the resources services sector, they valued the effort it took to submit all the nominations and wished everyone the best of luck.

“Given the recent challenges we've all faced since the onset of Covid early last year, it is understandable that the number of nominations in some of our categories were impacted. The judges have deemed those listed as worthy of finalist positions and we congratulate all of them and look forward to announcing the winners at our night of nights on May 21,” he said.


“We are now working hard to put the final touches on the Gala Dinner on May 21 where RIN has secured one of Australia’s leading business analysts and social commentators, Bernard Salt, as the keynote speaker for this wonderful night of celebration.


“We invite the resources community to join us for this special evening where we firmly place the region’s resource services sector in the spotlight.


“This year is even more special as RIN is celebrating 20 years of championing the Mackay-Isaac-Whitsunday resources services sector. There will be a special acknowledgement of individuals who played a pivotal role in the organisation during the past two decades and we look forward to adding this to this year’s program,” Mr Kirkwood added.

This year we are fortunate to welcome DRA Global as our major partner, Mackay Regional Council as our silver partner, Gardian as our keynote speaker sponsor.


AWARDS NIGHT:                                              May 21, 2021
WHERE:                                                             Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre
TIME:                                                                 6:00pm
Individual Members: $180 | Individual Non-members: $230

Member Table of 10: $1700 | Non-member Table of 10: $2200


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