Thursday, August 24, 2023


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Celebrating Industry Titans

2023 RIN Awards Finalists Revealed

The stage is set for a celebration of our region’s industry movers and shakers as the finalists of the 2023 Resource Industry Network (RIN) Awards step into the spotlight.

With keen eyes and careful consideration, the judging panel has unveiled an impressive lineup of 17 finalists spanning seven categories. These awards stand as a testament to the unwavering dedication of the local resources services sector and its intricate supply chain.

The Mackay-Isaac-Whitsunday region proudly houses a dynamic METS hub, and the RIN Awards stand as a grand salute to the outstanding contributions that keep the industry, the community, and the region thriving.

As anticipation mounts, the RIN Awards Gala Dinner, slated for September 1st at the MECC, promises an exceptional evening to honour and applaud the individuals and businesses that make our region soar.

The 2023 RIN Awards finalists in each of the seven categories are:

Safety Foremost Award (sponsored by Diacon Australia)

• Aurizon

• Ausgroup Industrial Services (QLD) Pty Ltd

• QCCS Pty Ltd

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

• Wisely Group

• Field Mining Services Group

• BOQ Mackay

Manufacturing Excellence Award (sponsored by Queensland Manufacturing Hubs Program)

• Torque Enterprises

• Linked Group

• Field Engineers

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

• Melissa Egan – BOQ Mackay

• Charlotte Nash-Stewart – Field Engineers

• Joseph ‘Joey’ Lewis – Sojitz Blue

Striving for Diversity Award (sponsored by BHP Mitsubishi Alliance)

• Intelics

Champion Culture Award (sponsored by Field Mining Services Group)

• Wisely Group

• Mackay Sugar

• Vex Engineering

Innovation for Export Award (sponsored by Trade & Investment Qld)

• Village National

The finalists reflect a broad range of initiatives around innovation, manufacturing, diversity, community, culture, safety, and individual excellence.

“As an organisation that represents the resources services and manufacturing sectors, we value the effort it takes to submit nominations and we wish everyone the best of luck on the awards night,” Resource Industry Network general manager Dean Kirkwood said.

RIN has secured media personality, journalist, and broadcaster Tony Squires as the keynote speaker for the gala dinner, with comedian Kat Davidson as emcee.

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