For the first time in its 26 years the South West Business Awards had a category for Not-for-Profit organisations. GP down south started the submission process in March 2020 and on 27 March 2021 the awards were presented to a full house of South West businesses.
In a year unlike any other, many businesses were forced to look at how they operate and how to remain operational amidst a pandemic. GP down south demonstrated remarkable agility in managing a very quickly changing landscape in the health sector.
As an organisation, with nearly 80 staff across 5 locations, we showed that team work, quick action and strong leadership enabled the continuation of services to our vulnerable clientele.
The awards process is a valuable tool to remind us of the work we do and the lives we make a difference to. They also highlight that GP down south is an organisation of excellence in how we deliver services. We were delighted to be a finalist in two categories - Professional Services: People Based and Excellence in Not for Profit.
The Gala Awards night was wall to wall with the best of South West businesses. GP down south was among strong contenders. Chairman, David Barton and CEO, Amanda Poller accepted the winning award in the Professional Services – People Based category. It is a great process to look for areas of improvement and focus on the positive impact made each day. Congratulations to all the other finalists and to the Busselton Jetty who took out the Excellence in Not for Profit category.
GP down south is an exemplary not-for-profit community organisation. We have been providing health and wellbeing services in the Peel regions and the South West of WA since 1994.