Rio Tinto was proud to receive the AIM WA WestBusiness Pinnacle Award in 2014 for Aboriginal Leadership Development Excellence. We entered our submission to showcase our partnerships with Pilbara Aboriginal people over recent years and highlight some of the initiatives which enable the development of Indigenous employees within our business. It was fantastic to receive recognition for the progress we’ve made together.

Greg Ruthven
Vice President - Organisation Resources, Rio Tinto 

Winning the 2014 Innovation Excellence Award is great recognition for our team who have worked tirelessly to ensure the Perth Wave Energy Project became a reality. As the only grid connected wave energy project currently operating in the world we are proud to have our achievement celebrated through this award. We are also pleased to be able to contribute, through our winnings, to the work of Engineers Without Borders.

Dr Michael Ottaviano
Chief Executive Officer, Carnegie Wave Energy Limited

We entered the awards to differentiate our level of customer service as "award winning". Apart from achieving this, it has been an ongoing source of pride and celebration for our team, plus a great win for our fantastic charity partner HeartKids WA and the families they support.

Dr Shereen Lim
Principal, Sparkle Dental

Damian Gordon - Director, Hawaiian

Hawaiian was truly honoured last year to have won the AIM WA WestBusiness Pinnacle Award for Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility. The Award was significant recognition of our commitment to CSR based on our partnership with Youth Focus. The partnership has been 14 years in the making and continues to strengthen. The Pinnacles celebrates so many examples of excellence in business in WA. It is a privilege to have been recognised as one of several leading organisations.

Russell Gibbs
Director and Chief Executive Officer, Hawaiian

The AIM WestBusiness Pinnacle Awards set extremely high standards and stringent criteria which made winning the Human Resource Excellence award in 2014, so meaningful for the West Australian Football Commission. Our team of over 400 staff are extremely proud to have been selected as the winner of this award and feel honoured to have been chosen from a group of outstanding candidates from the Western Australian business community. The award was significant recognition for the efforts of our permanent and casual team in developing and maintaining a Human Resource Management approach that is in line with industry best practice.

Gavin Taylor
Former General Manager, Domain Stadium

Terry Agnew - Group CEO, RAC WA

RAC is proud to have received the 2014 AIM WA WestBusiness Pinnacle Award for Marketing Excellence for the world’s first Attention Powered Car. RAC entered the competition to highlight the issue of inattention on our community, and the use of innovation to help save lives and stop serious injuries on our roads.

Will Golsby
General Manager Corporate Affairs, RAC WA

The AIM WA WestBusiness Pinnacles Awards are an important way to recognise excellence in WA business, not-for-profit and government. I would encourage everyone to get involved.

Richard Goyder AO
WA Business Leader of the Year, 2013 Award Recipient

Dr Marcus Tan - Managing Director, HealthEngine

HealthEngine is honoured to have been selected as a winner of The Pinnacle Awards in 2014. The recognition of business leadership in WA has made a positive impact to the organisation and our industry, and we would encourage any WA business seeking similar recognition to consider entering the award in 2015 and beyond.

Darius Wey
CIO and Head of Marketplace, HealthEngine