Community & Business

28 May, 2024

Businesses on show at awards

MANGOESMAPPING have taken out the top gong at this year’s 2024 Tablelands Business Excellence Awards.

Champion Business Mangoesmapping Pty Ltd Fernando Urzedo and general manager Alistair Hart with Mayor Rod Marti. Photo: John de Rooy, Tablelands Photography.
Champion Business Mangoesmapping Pty Ltd Fernando Urzedo and general manager Alistair Hart with Mayor Rod Marti. Photo: John de Rooy, Tablelands Photography.

The Atherton-based business works nationally, in all areas of the economy, including engineering, defence, agriculture, mining, robotics and archaeology, using the latest in mapping and robotic sensors across Australia.

General Manager Alistair Hart said their team was made up of focussed, professional people who go mapping - yes mangoes, and other stuff too, like government assets, mine sites, farm irrigation and more.

This award gave local recognition to the business that’s usually working on a national level. 

“We are a fun-loving team that works really well together. It validates what we already understand as a team. Maps are colourful and so is our team,” Mr Hart said. 

Mangoesmapping has recently completed some projects helping map water assets for Cook Shire Council and construction set-out for major earthworks at multiple mine sites. 

“Other interesting projects included mapping abandoned mine sites for environmental remediation and supporting Tablelands Regional Council’s disaster operations during TC Jasper,” Mr Hart said. 

“Our small team thrives on challenges and loves delighting our customers. We’ve been growing rapidly and are constantly seeking new talented people to share our exciting journey.”

Mangoesmapping introduced affordable, survey-grade ‘gps’ positioning to Australia.

“We’ve made this historically unaffordable technology accessible to the whole economy. We even publish an award-winning educational YouTube channel that attracts viewers from across the globe.”

Mangoesmapping was amongst five others vying for the Champion Business award, including Carinya Home for the Aged, Ignite Financial NQ, Lake Tinaroo Holiday Park, Smart Bookkeeping FNQ and Smart Training Australia. 

Held at the Atherton International Club on Saturday, the event celebrated and recognised businesses and not-for-profit entities across the Tablelands. 

Nominees, sponsors and special guests attended the evening. 

Tablelands Regional Council Mayor Rod Marti said the awards celebrated the vital contribution local organisations and businesses made to the region. 

“...both economically and as part of our community,” Mayor Marti said. 

“It was fantastic to see 303 nominations come in, with 125 businesses, organisations and individuals nominated across the 10 categories.”

Mayor Marti said local businesses played a crucial role in small communities by providing jobs, stimulating economic growth and fostering a sense of community pride. 

“They are an integral part of who we are as a community and we value their contribution to the region,” he said. 

“Thanks to all our sponsors for their support of the event, and our community for recognising the efforts of local businesses and organisations.”

2024 Awards winners:

Champion Business: Mangoesmapping Pty Ltd.

Community Contribution Excellence: 

Fresh St Market IGA.

Customer Service Excellence – Professional Services: Disability Matters Inc.

Customer Service Excellence – Trade, Retail and Services: Malanda Seafood.

Employer of Choice: Smart Elec.

New and Emerging Business: FLICK Sports Academy.

Sustainability Environmental Contribution Excellence: Tinaroo Environmental Education Centre.

Technology and Innovation Impact: ARO Industries.

People’s Choice  – Business and Organisation: Healthwise Physio.

People’s Choice – Customer Service Excellence Individual: Winter and Mann.


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