In front of an audience of over 400 attendees, Kyra Yuill was one of the many Western Australian small business winners in the 30th Belmont & Western Australian Small Business Awards 2023 on Wednesday, November 1, 2023. Held in the grand ballroom of the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, the ‘Night of Stars Event’ celebrated excellence in business and community achievement.
The welcome address was delivered by City of Belmont Deputy Mayor Cr Deborah Sessions, together with our MC’s for the evening, Member for Belmont, Cassie Rowe MLA, and Belmont BEC Inc. Patron Louise Percy. The night’s entertainment was provided by Kaylene Taylor, with welcome to country performed by Dadajaal Daniel Garlett.
Many VIP guests were in attendance including; Member for Swan, Zaneta Mascarenhas MP; Member for South Perth, Geoff Baker MLA; Consulate General of Viet Nam in Perth, Consul Thao Vu; Honorary Consul Slovak Republic in WA, Paul Faix; Honorary Consul Republic of Mauritius, Ian Whitaker; Honorary Consul Philippines, Virma Symons; Honorary Consul Sri Lanka WA, Doctor Rosh Jalagge; City of Belmont Councillors Cr Phil Marks, Cr Bernie Ryan, Cr Tamak Vijay, Cr George Sekulla, Cr Natalie Carter; Belmont BEC Chair Jules Lewin; TCFWA, Chair, Irving Lane; Business & Professional Women Australia, National President Jacqueline Graham, BPW WA State President Kate Waters, BPW Perth President Lynne Doyle, BPW Belmont President Deggi Altangerel; Hong Kong Australia Business Association WA, President Winnie Lai Hadad; Philippines Business Council WA, Jenny Ryall; Racing & Wagering WA, Catherine Ferrari; Western Australian Racehorse Owners Association, Mark Luzi; Perth Racing, Ryan Crowley; National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka, Kapila De Silva; Young Afghan Leaders, Chair Maria Aziz; Presidents from Rotary Club Ascot, Rotary Club Belmont, and the Rotary Club Welshpool.
The Designer Showcase Fashion Parade for 2023 featured stunning designs from visiting Filipino designer Eleven S and WA designers Silver Star Designs, Jilaga Designs, Kirrikin and Miss Scarlett with models from Metro Agency.
Winner for 2023, Kyra Yuill, is a self-employed jockey across many official racetracks across Australia. Based in Bunbury, Kyra commenced her first competitive race riding after she completed year 12.
Kyra must present to each race meeting in ultimate fitness and health to perform at a professional standard for each race ride. Each horse and race require different riding skills so to achieve the best possible result. During her 15year career to date, she has ridden in races at the 28 various racetracks in WA. And has also ridden in SA, VIC, and NT. To date she has ridden 818 winners. Her goal is to ride 1000 winners in her career.
Sponsoring this award is Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA), the statutory body regulating all greyhound, harness, and thoroughbred racing throughout WA. RWWA’s charter is to foster the development, promote the welfare and ensure the integrity of the WA racing industry, which provides important economic and social benefits to the State. Around 25,000 people are involved in WA racing, which contributes $1.3 billion to the State’s economy each year.
CEO Carol Hanlon said, “Celebrating our 30th anniversary in 2023 is both an amazing and proud achievement for the organisation. Now in its 30th year, our Small Business Awards are an exciting event on the calendar that provides well-earned acknowledgements to those Western Australian businesses striving for excellence in business and community achievements. We sincerely thank the valuable support from our Category Sponsors which make this amazing small business event possible, in particular our Major Sponsor the City of Belmont for their long-term support.”
For further details on all winners of the 30th Belmont & Western Australian Small Business Awards 2023 visit www.belmontbec.com/awards
30th Belmont & Western Australian Small Business Awards
The City of Belmont is a vibrant, modern City located just six kilometres from Perth CBD. The City is a thriving network of economic growth and development opportunities and is located in one of the most significant logistics hubs in the region. The City’s most significant community infrastructure project Belmont Hub opened in 2020. This state-of-the-art facility with integrated services continues to consolidate its position in the City centre. Belmont’s prime location provides opportunities for economic and community development in our City and has attracted new families and businesses of varying sizes and across a range of industries. These communities have made Belmont their home to live, work and invest. www.belmont.wa.gov.au
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