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Jubilant award winners celebrate after receiving their gongs in Sydney

Jubilant award winners celebrate after receiving their gongs in Sydney

Caravanning and camping businesses honoured

Awards for top performers in NSW's
'vibrant and innovative' industry

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THE best performers in the NSW caravan and camping industry were recognised at the peak industry body's awards event.

They were honoured at the Caravan & Camping Industry Association Awards of Excellence at Sydney's Luna Park after being named 'best in field' for their respective categories.

"This year we had an unprecedented number of nominations, making an outstanding list of businesses across NSW which are striving to deliver excellence in quality and service in our sector," association president Theo Whitmont said.

"Our awards look closely at the customer experience, so these winners have really excelled in their service delivery."

Mr Whitmont described the caravan and camping industry as "vibrant and innovative", always looking for ways to improve and excel with new products, improved facilities, better service and more.

"Our industry caters to so many individual needs," he said.

"From families looking for a fantastic resort style holiday, travellers embarking on a road trip adventure, couples seeking a romantic glamping retreat or campers who want to get back to basics ‒ our members are providing services from one end of the spectrum to the other.

"These awards are an important way for us to recognise the outstanding achievement of the fantastic businesses that help to make this such a successful growing part of the Australian holiday experience."

Mr Whitmont congratulated all finalists and award winners, including the two Best of the Best winners ‒ BIG4 Great Lakes at Forster-Tuncurry (Holiday, Tourist & Resort Parks) and Horizon Motorhomes (Products & Services).

Horizon Motorhomes also joined CCIA's Hall of Fame this year, reflecting three years of consecutive achievement in the industry awards.

Other awards went to:

Employee of the Year (Holiday, Tourist & Resort Parks)
Margaret Shannon - BIG4 Great Lakes at Forster-Tuncurry

Employee of the Year (Products & Services)
Carlos Larrain - Cub Campers

Outstanding Contribution of a Young Achiever (Holiday, Tourist & Resort Parks)
Christopher Stokoe - Ingenia Communities

Outstanding Contribution of a Young Achiever (Products & Services)
Reade Price - Avida Recreational Vehicles

Best NSW Manufacturer - Motorhomes, Campervans & 5th Wheelers
Horizon Motorhomes

Best NSW Dealer/Retailer/Wholesaler - Regional
Jayco Newcastle

Best Industry Service Provider
RVGO

Best NSW Manufactured Home Builder
Manor Group

Best NSW Hire Company
Baby Boomers Caravan Hire

Best Industry Product Provider
Smarttek Pty Ltd

Best Deluxe/Resort Style Park (More than 100 sites)
BIG4 Great Lakes at Forster-Tuncurry

Best Deluxe/Resort Style Park (100 sites or less)
BIG4 Karuah Jetty Holiday Park

Best Holiday Park North Coast (More than 100 sites)
North Coast Holiday Parks Evans Head

Best Holiday Park North Coast (100 sites or less)
Tweed Coast Holiday Parks Pottsville South

Best Holiday Park Inland (More than 100 sites)
Discovery Parks - Maidens Inn, Moama

Best Holiday Park Inland (100 sites or less)
Mittagong Caravan Park
Rainbow Pines Tourist Caravan Park

Best Holiday Park South Coast (More than 100 sites)
Lake Conjola Entrance Holiday Park

Best Land Lease Living Community
Laurieton Residential Resort

Employee of the Year Holiday, Tourist & Resort Parks
Margaret Shannon

Employee of the Year Communities
John Anderson

Employee of the Year Products & Services
Carlos Larrain

Outstanding Contribution of a Young Achiever - Holiday, Tourist & Resort Parks
Christopher Stokoe

Outstanding Contribution of a Young Achiever - Products & Services
Reade Price

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