Ampcontrol has taken home the Excellence in Innovation Award at the 2020 Lake MacBusiness Excellence Awards for their work producing ventilator prototypes during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The local electrical engineering company joined a spectacular line up of Lake Mac businesses at this year’s virtual awards ceremony and celebrated with the win in the innovation category.
2020 has been a big year for Ampcontrol and to go along with this Award, the company has also been recognised as the Mining Supplier of the Year at the NSW Mining Industry & Suppliers Awards 2020.
It was however their work on an emergency hospital ventilator prototype, which wa sunveiled in May this year that earned them the innovation Award.
What was remarkable about their ventilator production was that the team–who normally specialised in resources, infrastructure and energy–were able to design and deliver a fully functional emergency ventilator prototype to the John Hunter Hospital for clinical testing in just 18 days.
Lake Macquarie Mayor, Cr Kay Fraser, congratulated Ampcontrol and all 13 category winners and finalists who excelled this year, despite the impacts of COVID-19.
“Never before has our businesses community had to adjust so rapidly to change because of COVID-19 restrictions,” Kay said.
“It has been really difficult for many businesses across our city, but these Awards have been a chance to celebrate the successes and resilience shown by our local businesses.
“We have an amazing business community in Lake Mac epitomised by organisations like Ampcontrol, so it has been wonderful to be able to provide some positive recognition and congratulate them on their achievements this year. I congratulate all our finalists and award winners and I encourage our community to get behind local business and show your support where you can.”
The Lake Macquarie Business Excellence Awards saw 44 finalists across the 13 categories tune into a live virtual awards presentation hosted by NBN Newsreader and Journalist Natasha Beyersdorf at Belmont 16s.
Dantia CEO, Peter Francis,said that it was great to see a strong field of entries again this year who have contributed to the City and its economy.
“The quality of entries this year was outstanding again, with a range of entries received across many industries,” he said.
“Lake Macquarie has a depth of talent and innovation across our local businesses and it’s great that we can celebrate our strengths and highlight some really amazing businesses.”
Winners from the virtual Awards ceremony will progress to the Hunter Business Awards later this year.
Lake Macquarie Business Excellence Awards 2020 winners
- Outstanding Young Employee – Daniel Ebbin – ITEC Group Australia
- Outstanding Young Entrepreneur – Jack Antcliff – Oasis Media
- Outstanding Business Leader – Joseph Lorriman – Evergreen Energy Consultants
- Outstanding Employer of Choice – KENTConveyancing
- Start Up Superstar – Next Legal and Conveyancing
- Excellence in Business – Safearth
- Excellence in Small Business – Maxi-Jazz Dance Studio
- Excellence in Micro Business – JetBuzz
- Excellence in Sustainability – Allambi Care
- Excellence in Retail, Hospitality and Tourism – CoastXP
- Excellence in Innovation – Ampcontrol
- Contribution to the City – Graffiti Dan
- Outstanding COVID-19 Business Adaption – Charlestown Bowling Club
Hunter Business Chamber CEO, Bob Hawes, said he was thrilled with the support that Council has shown to local businesses by continuing with the Lake Mac Business Excellence Awards.
“Receiving an industry Award is a fantastic accolade and an invaluable way to promote and grow a business. Congratulations to all of the winners and good luck to them at the Hunter Business Awards, which will take place in November this year,” he said.
The 2020 Lake Macquarie Business Excellence Awards were proudly supported by Dantia, Service NSW, media partners – Newcastle Herald, NEWFM and 2HD, Jodie Harrison MP, Atune Health Centres and Allambi Care.
IMAGE | Ampcontrol Health NSW Medical Specialists receiving Emergency Ventilator Prototype Demonstration – John Hunter Hospital Simulation.