One of the region’s most enterprising and passionate young business owners was recognised at the Moira Shire Business Excellence Awards last week.
Cobram’s Nic Avery, of Avery Cabinets, was awarded the Apprenticeship Factory Young Business Person of the Year accolade at the Friday night gala function.
The award recognises a young, enterprising business person who shows excellence in their approach to work, leadership and customer service, and is a positive influence in their workplace.
Announcing the award, Moira Shire Mayor Gary Cleveland wished all the finalists the best of luck.
‘‘With the calibre of young achievers on display tonight, the shire looks like it is definitely in good hands moving in to the future,’’ Cr Cleveland said.
Accepting the award, Mr Avery thanked Moira Shire Council, saying without their support, winning this award wouldn’t have been possible.
‘‘Thank you to the boys and the staff, my family and friends for their support week-in week-out — as you know, there are good days and bad days when you run a business,’’ he said.
Mr Avery also thanked council for hosting the awards night to offer businesses the opportunity to be recognised for their work.
Mr Avery established Avery Cabinets in 2014, following a passion for cabinet making he discovered while in high school.
While completing his apprenticeship, he was named Apprentice of the Year in 2011.
Since the establishment of his business, he has enjoyed considerable success and growth of the business, which now employs five people.
Avery Cabinets also recently invested in state-of-the-art technology and machinery, which has helped the business continue to flourish and become a market leader in the sector.