Greg Whiteley, Managing Director of Whiteley Corporation, was awarded the Hunter Business Chamber Business Leader of the Year, at their yearly award ceremony held on Friday night.
The awards were presented at a gala dinner attended by more than 500 business people from across the Region.
Chamber CEO, Kristen Keegan said that Greg was a shining example of the calibre of leaders the Hunter business community is home to.
“The Hunter is home to many individuals and organisations that represent the wider diversity and success of this region,” Kristen said.
“They continue to demonstrate the high standard of ability and innovation that the Hunter has become well known for.”
Engineering company, Varley, was presented with the President’s Award by Chamber President Richard Anicich, who commented on their long term commitment to the Hunter and beyond.
“This award is recognition of the significant role Varley has played in our regional and wider economies and the history of local manufacturing over 128 years,” Richard said.
Kristen said the judges had commented on the outstanding achievement of finalists in all categories.
“The winners clearly demonstrate yet again why this region remains a powerhouse economy,’ she said.
Image | Young Business Executive of the Year winner Ben Hainsworth, President’s Award winner Varley – CEO Jeff Phillips, Business Leader of the Year winner Greg Whiteley
Photo courtesy of AJM photography
With more than 1800 members, the Hunter Business Chamber is the largest regional business chamber in Australia and represents the collective interests of a diverse range of sectors across the Region.
The Chamber provides members with a range of services from advocacy and business advice to information and networking opportunities.
Business support is vital in today's economic climate and our primary goal is to assist and represent the needs of businesses in our community.
The Chamber is committed to partnering with all industries in ensuring the ongoing growth and sustainability of the Hunter Region.