Last year Forward Thinking Design was at the Western Sydney Awards in Business Excellence where they won the Excellence in Customer Service Award.  The Sun Parramatta published this article that featured Forward Thinking Design’s Managing Director, Vanessa Cullen.

The article as follows excerpted from the Sun Parramatta 4th August 2011:

Sun Parramatta 4th August 2011
Sun Parramatta 4th August 2011


The 21st Western Sydney Awards in Business Excellence, or WSABE, are open to all businesses in the greater western region, with a judging panel from peak industry bodies, academia and business, 14 industry categories and four high-achievement awards to be claimed. The high-achievement awards include Business Woman of the Year, Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year and the overall winner of Business of the Year.

The theme is Amazing Business Stories. The award’s chairman, Paul Dillon, said there was a multitude of untold amazing business stories in the Greater West. ‘‘We think the person who owns a business or is running an area of a business or project, is anything but average and is entitled to showcase themselves or their team,’’ he said.

The awards have now reached all parts of western Sydney. One of last year’s winners and current  advocate for the awards, Paul Maher, of Loxley on Bellbird, Kurrajong, will host an event at his event centre this month to display the awards to local businesses on a regional scale. “Winning Entrepreneur of the Year in 2010 was amazing and has continued to put our brand out there,’’ Mr Maher said. ‘‘Loxley’s continuous success over the last nine years in these WSABE awards has built our business enormously both regionally and nationally.’’

Vanessa Cullen, the principal and managing director of Forward Thinking Design, a business at Baulkham Hills, is kicking goals in the fit-out design industry. “We’re on track with company plans to recruit larger good-quality clients. The number of referrals and projects coming in is pleasing. We’ve had several projects published within industry magazines this year and are getting our brand out into the market place.’’ said Ms Cullen, a Gen Y entrepreneur.

An enthusiastic supporter of events such as the awards, Forward Thinking Design is an Amazing Business Story having entered and won various awards during the past four years, culminating in winning last year’s Excellence in Customer Service Award. “I was thrilled for Forward Thinking Design to be named as the winner,’’ Ms Cullen said. “The whole evening was a great validation and a fantastic boost for my staff.’’

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