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Collins Hume Celebrates Success at Ballina Business Awards

Collins Hume named Ballina Business Award Winners

We are thrilled to announce that Collins Hume has been honoured with multiple accolades at the Ballina Shire Business Excellence Awards in the following categories:

  • Excellence in Large Business

  • Excellence in Business & Professional Services

  • Outstanding Business Leader (over 21 employees) — Christopher Atkinson

Additionally, Collins Hume was also recognised as finalists in the Excellence in Sustainability category.

The winners were revealed at the Ballina Shire Business Excellence Awards presentation night on the weekend.

Both the Excellence in Large Business and Professional Services Awards highlight our growth and the strategies we implemented to achieve business success and resilience over the past year.

The Outstanding Business Leader Award recognises our own Christopher Atkinson who has demonstrated exceptional dedication to our workplace, industry and community through his leadership and mentorship.

Chris' diverse background in adventure racing and mountain biking, coupled with his status as a Fellow CPA Australia, reflects meticulous planning and adaptability in both his athletic and business pursuits.

Upon receiving the award, Chris expressed his gratitude, stating, "I recently returned from a holiday to learn from my staff and team that they nominated me for an award.”

“It doesn't seem that long ago that a 17-year-old trainee accountant started on the 17th floor of Adelaide Street in Brisbane and now, 31 years later, you have those bumps and bruises in business, make mistakes, get those scars, but you also develop as a leader with a team that believes in you. So that's really humbling, and I want to thank them very much."

Chris was also unofficially recognised during a tongue in cheek moment for his impeccable style!

Practice Manager Naomi Monk added, "It was a great night. Very exciting to bring back three awards given how much competition there was this year."

“Congratulations to everyone who took part in the awards and for shining a light on the excellence and innovation within our region, including our clients Marcon Consultancy for winning the Best New Business category. And to Marty who made the shortest and most impactful speech ever!”

The Ballina Shire Business Excellence Awards program recognises and rewards excellence in business, fosters innovation, and encourages a focus on sustainability, corporate citizenship and safe work practices. The awards also provide an opportunity for organisations to review and undertake improvements.

We extend our thanks to our sponsors: Ballina RSL, Paradise FM, Cherry Street Sports, NAB Ballina, MOCO, Treasury Wine Estates, and Stone and Wood. All Business Excellence Award winners from the Ballina region will progress through Local and Regional Awards to the State Awards.


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