ATB Chartered Accountants are Proud to Sponsor the Young Entrepreneur Award at WSABE

This year marked the 27th anniversary of the Western Sydney Awards for Business Excellence. These awards provide an opportunity for businesses to achieve recognition for their excellence in a number of categories, including innovation, marketing, sustainability, and ethics.

All businesses in Western Sydney are eligible to put themselves forward, and finalists have the opportunity to qualify as State finalists in the NSW Business Chamber awards.

This month, the Parramatta Chamber of Commerce brought the sponsors and winners together for a night of recognition, and a chance to collaborate and network with peers and to celebrate success – a thank you by the Chamber for participating in an event that encourages regional growth and achievement.

The evening was particularly special for ATB Chartered Accountants, who were proud to sponsor of the Young Entrepreneur Award.

No stranger to the Parramatta Chamber of Commerce, Michael Mekhitarian was the president of the Chamber until April, and as a firm, ATB Chartered Accountants have been involved with the Chamber for as long as they have been in Parramatta.

‘We believe in celebrating business success in Greater Western Sydney, and we believe we should encourage business owners to do better,’ says Michael, ‘…it is a way for our firm to give back to the business community, and support the Chamber in recognising businesses in the region.’

WSABE Sponsors

 ‘In essence, we are passionate about supporting business and the motivation that this recognition can bring – the celebration of success encourages entrants and their peers to strive to get ahead.

‘This is a very positive movement within the business community. It allows ATB to encourage and advocate for success and it enables us to give something back.

‘Joining other corporate sponsors in the region, we sponsored the Young Entrepreneur award, which really appealed to us because we want to inspire young people to strive to achieve excellence.’

Paul Rattray, Jim Vass,  Lord Mayor Andrew Wilson, Ms Julie Owens MP and Michael Mekhitarian

‘Following on from the NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian attending the awards in September to show her support for this great initiative, it was also a significant honour to have elected representatives Julie Owens MP, Geoff Lee MP, and Lord Mayor Andrew Wilson in attendance. This highlighted the importance of the awards to the area and recognised the sponsors involved.

‘Sponsors received a plaque in recognition of their support, and the evening provided a valuable opportunity for collaboration with other businesses in the region. Ultimately we look forward to seeing the young entrepreneurs nominated achieving greatness in their businesses and the positive effect that will have in the Greater Western Sydney region.’