Judges impressed by Leah
BEAUTICIAN and businesswoman Leah Forman of Innovations Hair and Beauty has been making sure the women of Gympie look their best for the past three decades.
Those years of service and excellence paid off this week when she took out the top gong at the Gympie Women in Business 2013 awards night.
A humble Leah was still getting over her multiple wins yesterday; the victory was made even sweeter by her young employee Emily Arnell's win as Employee of the Year. Leah was chosen at the Law Essentials Top Gun Woman of Excellence.
Other results from the awards night, held at the Gympie Regional Gallery on Wednesday, are:
Law Essentials Business of the Year: Julie Williams of AgSolutions Australia (Highly Commended: Innovations).
Baldwin Cartwright Lawyers Young Gun Woman of Excellence 2013: Shawnee Collier of Stirling Homes Queensland (Highly Commended: Kelly Buzza, Goldfields Goodlife Pharmacy).
Stirling Homes Queensland New Business of the Year: Stay At Home Mum Jody Allen (Highly Commended: Farmer and Sun and Ms Lee Cleaning).
Charter Partners Professional / Entrepreneur of Excellence: Jody Allen, Stay At Home Mum (Highly Commended: Julie Waters, Kids Bizz Early Learning Centre; and Karen Bazzan, Stirling Homes Queensland).
Your Serenity Hair and Beauty Judges Award for Excellence (for outstanding commitment and service to the community and Innovation for an Organisation): Michelle Rowe, Gympie Regional Council Resilience Program / Toolkit.
Gympie Chamber of Commerce Employer of the Year: Leah Forman Innovations Hair and Beauty (Highly Commended AgSolutions Australia).
Channon & Lawrence Dental Centre Employee of the Year: Emily Arnell, Innovations Hair and Beauty (Highly Commended: Kristy Bunter, Your Serenity Hair and Beauty).
Born Creative Marketing Campaign of the Year: Karen Bazzan, Stirling Homes Queensland.
Bendigo Bank Community Service Excellence: Wendy Jakeman (Highly Commended: Audrey Plate, Gympie Regional Council).
Business Service Excellence: Innovations Hair and Beauty (Highly Commended: AgSolutions Australia).