John and Joe Guniea from Narbil Training with the new crane they purchased after winning the 2013 Best in Buisness Award.
John and Joe Guniea from Narbil Training with the new crane they purchased after winning the 2013 Best in Buisness Award. Chloe Wentriro

Business award winners reach new heights

NARBIL Training is reaching new heights. Joe and John Guinea, who own the business that won a 2013 The Observer Best in Business Award, are extending their reach with a new crane.

The company is believed to be the sole training facility in Queensland with this type of expensive equipment.

"It is a huge risk for us, but improves the quality of training we can offer exponentially," said Joe.

Success at the region's gala business event has proved a boon for the Gladstone residents.

"Winning the award has been great for business," Joe said.

"We just purchased the crane for our onsite dogging and rigging training. It's great to be able to give something back to our clients."

Narbil Training won the best trades/services, best individual and best business categories.

"I couldn't believe how kind our clients were to nominate us," Joe said.

Narbil Training highlighted the accolade on its website, stationery and advertising material.

"It was such a great award to win and helped us create more brand awareness and gain a lot of attention through social media," Joe said.

The 2014 Best in Business awards are presented by The Gladstone Observer in conjunction with Westpac and GCCI, and nominations have just opened.

"Competition is tough, but we hope to be nominated again this year," Joe said.

Entry forms can be found in the print edition of The Observer.



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