THE SHOWROOM, MINGARA | Saturday 27th August 2016



21 September 2016

In a sensational and at times 'disruptive' night at Mingara Recreation Centre, Reliance GP Super Clinic climbed the summit and was announced as 2016 Business of the Year. In a first for the Awards, Reliance GP Super Clinic did not secure an individual category win but similar to the English Premier League and the Tour de France, it was the aggregate total that saw them take the overall honours.

Guests were greeted on arrival by a string quartet dressed in punk clothing in the first display of disruption and this theme was on display all through the Gala event.

Awards co-founder and Director Kerry Ruffels said, “The plan was to produce an evening where we challenged our perceptions of what works and what defies convention. The power to disrupt is all about coaxing the unexpected and rewarding those who venture into unfamiliar territory.” Mr Ruffels added, “I think we achieved what we set out to do and without doubt one of the ‘highlights’ of the night was the ‘hot-pink’ bread roll. Guests were unsure whether it was edible, thus the ‘disruption’ was in full swing”.

The Central Coast Youth Orchestra provided some outstanding entertainment under the watchful eye of Patrick Brennan and 17 year old Tiana Young stunned the audience with her vocal performances. Guests were also treated to exquisite and powerful dancing by members of the Village Performing Arts Central Coast Studios.

The Awards produced some great stories and our 2016 winners now join our Awards Alumni.

Reliance GP Super Clinic achieved outstanding results in Employer of Choice, Excellence in Business [20+ full time employees] and Excellence in Business Ethics.

The night was somewhat dominated by businesses in Health and Care Industry’s with Riverside Dental Spa winning Excellence in Small Business and Home Instead Senior Care taking out Excellence in Business.

Australian Reptile Park General Manager, Timothy Faulkner was successful in the Young Business Executive category whilst Life Time Achievement was bestowed on Walker Bros. Timber & Building Supplies


15 August 2016

For the 6th consecutive year we have received a record number of entries for the Mercedes-Benz Gosford Central Coast Business Excellence Awards, making the task of judging even more difficult.

The Coast’s future looks extremely bright, as interest in both Young Business Executive and Young Entrepreneur categories was exceptional.

The Excellence in Small Business category always attracts huge interest and this year Excellence in Manufacturing will see our tightest contest yet.

Once again, those applying, represent a diverse group of industries and with competition for customers as fierce as any Olympic competition the battles within categories has been equally fierce.

A capacity audience including the recently re-elected Federal Member for Robertson Lucy Wicks MP, the Coasts newest member, the Federal Member for Dobell Emma McBride MP, NSW Senator Deb O’Neill and state members, the Member for Swansea Yasmin Catley MP, Member for The Entrance David Mehan MP, Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch MP and the Member for Wyong David Harris MP.

The Awards will be announced Saturday 27 August at the Show Room Mingara and organisers have a fabulous night planned where the expected will be the unexpected. The Awards celebration has a ‘disruptive’ theme and guests are invited to wear ‘creative black tie’ as a disruptive element to the standard black tie dress code.

For all ticket enquiries contact Kerry Ruffels on 0410 494999 or