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
Business Hunter is the new name for the organisation formerly known as the Hunter Business Chamber. We are the largest regional peak business group in Australia, representing members across all business and industry sectors. Business Hunter is a not-for-profit member organisation dedicated to connecting people in business with what they need to succeed.
We have been the voice of business in the Hunter since 1886. Our members are part of a network of more than 2,500 businesses across the region. That network includes members of 20 aligned local chambers across 10 local government areas, stretching from the Mid North Coast to Lake Macquarie and inland to Scone. From main-street retailers to ASX 100 corporates, our member businesses power Australia's strongest regional economy.
The name Business Hunter was adopted in February 2020 to better reflect the vibrant and diverse businesses the organisation represents. The new name also aligns with our affiliates Business NSW and Business Australia.
Business Hunter has been through a number of name changes; what has never changed is our commitment to helping our members do business better, to drive growth and prosperity in the Hunter region.