It was an outstanding night for Vivability at the Carillon Business Awards on Saturday, with the organisation named Bathurst's best business for 2021.
The prestigious award headed a number of others for Vivability which also secured the Excellence in Business award.
CEO Nick Packham was named Outstanding Business Leader and staff member Tom Fox took home Bathurst's Favourite Employee award.
"It was a great night for us," Mr Packham said.
"I'm lucky to have the managers and staff that I do and we're certainly lucky to have the support of our clients and their families."
The disability services provider has offered support to Bathurst locals for over 30 years, with the help of around 200 staff members.
Mr Packham thanked the company's staff and directors for their dedication and support in helping members of the community.
"I think it was a great reward for my staff more than anything because they're the ones that turn up everyday and support people with disabilities and assist them to meet their goals," he said.
Vivability has won favourite employee and favourite business awards before but this is the first time it has secured awards judged by a panel, not the community.
Mr Packham said it was really exciting to be acknowledged by the business community for the work Vivability does and the significance the organisation holds in Bathurst.
"We're probably the largest private employer and it's nice to be acknowledged for the work that we do at Vivability," he said.
"It was great, I'm really happy with how we went."
Meanwhile, Vivability accommodation manager Tom Fox was also excited to secure his first Carillon Business Awards award, when he took out the Bathurst Favourite Employee category.
As well as overseeing 12 houses, 25 clients and around 100 staff as accommodation manager, Mr Fox was given the role of pandemic manager at the beginning of COVID.
In this role he was required to devise protocols and procedures to ensure the safety of all staff and clients, and attend to any other COVID-related matters.
Mr Fox said after a difficult 18 to 24 months he felt honoured to receive the award.
"I'd love to thank all the support staff and my managers because I wouldn't be able to do my job if it wasn't for them, they really are the ones putting in all the hard yards," he said.
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