Sunny days as Woopi business strikes gold

A WOOLGOOLGA business involved with the construction of the new Cavanbah Hall and the water treatment works in Coffs Harbour has taken out the top award in the Sunnys on Saturday night.

Arc Attack Engineering, a steel fabrication business that has been running in Woolgoolga for the past 11 years, was named Business of the Year in the annual Coffs Harbour Small Business Awards - or the Sunnys as they're affectionately known.

Owners Warren and Sheenah Whitten were 'a little under the weather' yesterday following the awards night, which saw them win two awards for Arc Attack and a third for Sheenah's partnered business, clothing store Vertigo Blue.

Mrs Whitten said winning Business of the Year was 'amazing'.

“The celebrations will no doubt continue [today] when we get back to work and let the boys know,” she said.

“It was unexpected but an amazing experience.”

Arc Attack specialises in steel fabrication, with work ranging from general repairs to boat trailers through to large structural jobs, such as the Bonville bypass and their current project at Cavanbah Hall.

The Coffs Harbour Small Business Awards, sponsored by the Coffs Coast Advocate, recognise and celebrate business excellence on the Coffs Coast.

2008 SUNNYS: BEST OF THE BEST

Business of the Year: Arc Attack Engineering

Judges Special Recognition Award: Wendy Haynes

Woolgoolga Chamber Award: Vertigo Blue

Coffs Harbour Chamber Award: Healthy Inspirations

Excellence in Training Award: Coffs Harbour Veterinary Hospital

Excellence in Sustainability Award: BIG Resort

Excellence in Information Technology and Development Award: North Coast Termicam

Excellence in Marketing Award: Terry White Chemist

Outstanding Employee of the Year Award: Leah Robinson (Terry White Chemist)

Franchise Award: Travel World

Manufacturing, Wholesale, Construction and Trades Award: Arc Attack Engineering

Family Business Award: Orara Turf

Agribusiness Award: Orara Turf

Professions and Services Award: Wendy Haynes

Tourism, Hospitality and Recreation Award: Pet Porpoise Pool

Retail Award: Birch Carroll and Coyle

New Business Award: North Coast Sea Change



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