Cape to Cape Explorer Tours has taken home two awards, including the top gong, at the Margaret River Region Business Awards on Thursday night (17 September 2015).
Awarded for Industry Development and Tourism Business Excellence, Cape to Cape Explorer Tours Managing Director Gene Hardy said he was honoured and humbled with the awards.
“The finalists of the awards are all to be credited – they are fantastic businesses and it’s a privilege to be named amongst them,” Mr Hardy said.
“Winning awards like this is a team effort and I’d like to thank to some important people who have played a role in our success - the founders of the Cape to Cape Track, the Wardandi Noongar people, Friends of the Cape to Cape Track founder and president Jane Scott and her team and from the Department of Parks and Wildlife, Neil Taylor and the team there.”
Mr Hardy acknowledged the Margaret River Chamber of Commerce and Industry for hosting the awards and thanked their sponsors.
The Industry Development Award, sponsored by the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River, was awarded to the business that gained the most overall points of the evening, winning Cape to Cape Explorer Tours a $2,000 cash prize. The Margaret River Busselton Tourism Association sponsored the Tourism Business Excellence Award.
“It’s encouraging that our region celebrates small to medium business and business excellence,” Mr Hardy said.
“We have much to be proud of both from a business standpoint and as Margaret River locals. We really do live in paradise and I’m truly grateful for the support the community and industry has provided.
“We work in partnership with many other local businesses – Smiths Beach Resort, Chandlers Smiths Beach Villas, Canal Rocks Apartments, Margarets Beach Resort, Margarets Forest Resort, the Quality Inn, the White Elephant Beach Café, The Common, The Larder, Margaret River Bakery and Nexus Bookkepping - without such great partners, our business wouldn’t be what it is today.
“It’s an exciting time for us with some real growth opportunities in the corporate sector that we’re currently exploring - stay tuned!” Mr Hardy exclaimed.
Cape to Cape Explorer Tours specialise in providing memorable experiences on Western Australia’s premier coastal long-distance hike, the Cape to Cape Track. Offering a range of tours from self-guided experiences to guided end-to-end packages, Cape to Cape Explorer Tours customises experiences to meet individual or corporate needs and objectives.