WA Business Leader of the Year Stan Perron AM Lifeline WA
Corporate Social Responsibility Excellence City of Karratha and Rio Tinto Royal Flying Doctor Service
Customer Service Excellence Perth Stadium Management The MS Society of WA
Emerging Business Excellence Minnovare St Vincent De Paul Society
Green Business Excellence Carnegie Wave Energy Limited SurfRider Foundation WA
Human Resource Management Excellence WA Department of Education The Telethon Institute
Innovation Excellence Minnovare Starlight Children's Foundation
Marketing Excellence Austral Fisheries Pty Ltd WWF Australia
Workplace Diversity Excellence Iluka Resources Ltd Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research

Read the full coverage of the 2015 A.I.M WA WestBusiness Pinnacle Awards in The West Australian, 20 November, and The Weekend West, Saturday 21/22 November 2015.

WestBusiness: Kim Macdonald


Some of WA’s most outstanding businesses have been recognised in the Pinnacle awards hosted by the Australian Institute of Management WA and WestBusiness.

The businesses, ranging from major mining companies to a small start-up, were honoured at a glittering ceremony at Crown last night attended by more than 600 people.

High profile business people who attended the event include Wesfarmers managing director Richard Goyder, Fortescue Metals Group chairman Andrew Forrest, Azure Capital executive chairman, BGC directors Sam Buckeridge and Andrew Teo and Hawaiian Group chief executive Russell Gibbs among the attendees at the glittering ceremony.

A judging panel of 11 of WA’s top business people chose Stan Perron, the 93-year old founder of the Perron Group, as the Business Leader of the year from a pool of 19 worthy nominees.

A further 62 judges drawn from the business community assessed more than 100 entries in eight categories, recognising fields including marketing excellence and workplace diversity.

The event is also considered a major philanthropic event, with each winner given $10,000 to pass on to the charity of their choice.