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Powercor Business of the Year winner is FDPI Spares and Maintenance Service. Owner Neville Wilson with his wife Mary accept the awards. Picture: Damian White - The Standard

2014 Powercor Warrnambool Business Excellence Award winners

News Article Date: 
Saturday, 1 November 2014

FDPI Spares & Maintenance has been named as the Business of the Year at the Powercor Warrnambool Business Excellence Awards Presentation Gala.

The awards, held on Friday October 31 at the Lighthouse Theatre, recognised the outstanding achievements of 26 businesses and individuals across 15 categories.

FDPI Spares & Maintenance has achieved incredible growth in a highly specialised field while maintaining the highest standards of customer service.

The company specialises in locating parts and offering precise installation, maintenance and repairs for the beverage, food, dairy, and chemical processing industries and has grown to service Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Queensland.

The win builds on the business’ Highly Commended accolade in the New Business/New Owner (Under 5 Years) category in 2013.

Warrnambool City Council Economic Development & Grants Officer Annabel Cussen said the award ceremony was an opportunity for the business community to come together and recognise business excellence.

“The Warrnambool business community works incredibly hard all year, so it is nice to be able to acknowledge the achievements of local businesses and business people,” Ms Cussen said.

“I would like to thank all of the businesses involved in this year’s awards; particularly the category sponsors and all businesses that nominated.”

The 2014 Powercor Warrnambool Business Excellence Awards are presented by the Warrnambool City Council and 3YB/COAST FM.

The Warrnambool City Council would like to congratulate all of the winners and nominees in this year’s awards.

2014 Powercor Warrnambool Business Excellence Award winners

Business of the Year       

FDPI Spares & Maintenance


WINNER        Monaghan’s Pharmacy

HIGHLY COMMENDED     Warrnambool Country Meats

Professional Service       

WINNER        South West Conveyancing

HIGHLY COMMENDED     FM Maher & Associates

Health & Wellbeing          

WINNER        Somer Toprak Optometrist

HIGHLY COMMENDED     Warrnambool Podiatry Group

Micro Business     

WINNER        A Cut Above Hairstylist

HIGHLY COMMENDED     Daktari Surf & Dive, Live Architecture

Manufacture, Trade & Utilities   

WINNER        Chitticks Bakery

HIGHLY COMMENDED     2 Tarts Baking

New Business/New Owner Under 5 Years    

WINNER        Warrnambool Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


Business Innovation       

WINNER        FDPI Spares & Maintenance



WINNER        Telstra Store Warrnambool

HIGHLY COMMENDED     Hairhouse Warehouse

Community/Govt Enterprise     

WINNER        St John of God Health Choices

HIGHLY COMMENDED     Leadership Great South Coast

Customer Service of the Year   

WINNER        Ludwig Mjeda – Optus Store Warrnambool

HIGHLY COMMENDED     Wendy McKane – Coffee Treat

Volunteer of the Year

John Anscombe

Young Professional of the Year

Fiona Golding – Live Architecture

Professional of the Year  

Barry Morphett – Deakin University

Hall of Fame

John Holland

Judges Award       

O'Grady's Florist

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