The annual SCA (NSW) CHU Strata Community Awards Gala Dinner and Presentation was held on Friday night at the Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney with over 430 attendees dressed to impress in a sea of white, celebrating with their peers as the 2018 winners were revealed.
2018 SCA (NSW) CHU Strata Community Award Winners
The 2018 CHU Strata Community Awards provides an exceptional opportunity to recognise and reward amazing businesses and individuals whose passion, determination and success inspire other businesses and people. According to SCA NSW “Excellence is a journey and not a destination. To help with this journey the 2018 CHU Strata Community Awards provides a means of measuring and benchmarking within our industry in NSW.”
The independent judging panel was comprised academics and industry stakeholders including Dr Hazel Easthorpe from UNSW, Tracey Rance from NSW Fair Trading, Hera Antoniades from UTS, Christine Byrne from Green Strata and Denise Lee from NABERS.
There were nine categories of recognition:
Strata Community Environmental & Engagement Award
Strata Plan 78602 - "Generation W" (Case Study Here)
Sponsored by the City of Sydney this award recognises strata schemes that focus on reducing their impact on the environment through sustainability initiatives. City of Sydney Lord Major Clover Moore presented the award.
Excellence in Innovation
This award acknowledges businesses that have made significant contributions to their industry through the introduction or improvement of an idea, method, technology, process or application.
Strata Community Management Business – Large
Bright & Duggan
Sponsored by BCB Strata Insurance Brokers this award is for a large scale strata community management business (over 2000 lots under management) that has devised and implemented strategies for service excellence and sustainable growth and profitability over the last 12 months
Strata Community Management Business – Small
The Strata Collective
Sponsored by PICA Group this award recognises a small scale strata community management business (less than 2000 lots under management) that has devised and implemented strategies for service excellence and sustainable growth and profitability over the last 12 months.
Strata Services Business
Sponsored by CRM Brokers this award recognises a company that attained impressive growth and is able to show specific strategies and processes implemented to achieve sustainable growth over the previous 12 months.
Strata Community Manager
Lani Zaubzer, Strata Plus
BAC Insurance Brokers sponsored this award for an individual that has demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit, business acumen and innovative ideas.
Strata Community Manager – Rising Star
Sarah Hogg, BCS Strata Management
This award recognises a new entrant to the industry who has shown outstanding early progress in their career.
Support Team Member
Simone Firns, Network Pacific Strata Management
Sponsored by Rockend this award recognises a person behind the scenes who has made an outstanding contribution to the success of their team.
Natalie Fitzgerald, Strata Sense
Awarded for her 1000 word essay on the topical issue of mental well being in the strata industry.
Award category sponsors also included RECON Jobs and Macquarie Bank.
The judges were blown away by the number of entries across all nine award categories commenting that there was a significant number of excellent, high quality submissions and that they get better each year with scoring in some categories extremely difficult. The full list of nominees is listed here.
SCA NSW commented that it was great to see the quality and breadth in the industry with high achieving young strata managers. The strata sector has seen an increase in the new and talented people entering into the industry and developing as professionals. SCA thanks the judges, everyone who attended the awards gala dinner, all of the awards entrants, the award category sponsors and SCA awards partner CHU Underwriting Agencies.
For further reading try Strata Community Association (NSW) or view the event photos online here. You can also read more about strata plan 78602 “Generation W” here.
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