No one could accuse Ballina motorhome builder, Horizon Motorhomes of being a wallflower – it’s won just about every award there is to win in the last few years.
Owner Clayton Kearney, Managing Director of Horizon Motorhomes and Ballina Campervans, Motorhomes & Caravans, could hardly contain his excitement after winning two accolades at the Ballina Coast & Hinterland Business Awards, held on Saturday night. Clayton was honoured with winning ‘Excellence in Business’ for both Horizon Motorhomes and BCMC presented by Commonwealth Bank Ballina, and ‘Excellence in Trade, Construction & Manufacturing’ for Horizon Motorhomes presented by ZZZ 2LM radio, at the gala event held at the Ballina RSL Club.
This recent win, on top of previous wins in the last few years signals the business has come a long way from humble beginnings 30 years ago. The BCMC business started in 1988 in Ballina, Northern Rivers, NSW as a used car yard. Since then the scale of the business has grown considerably and this year has presented numerous milestones in the business, including celebrating its 30-year anniversary, expanding the business’ RV Service Centre in the Ballina Industrial Estate and more recently adding a new product to the range – Millard Caravans, making the dealership the only retailer of Millard from Tweed Heads to the Coffs Coast.
“We didn’t expect this. It’s heartening to receive these local business awards because it means all the hard work put in by ourselves, our staff and our suppliers is well and truly being recognised,” says Clayton Kearney, Managing Director and owner of Horizon Motorhomes and BCMC.
As Clayton alluded to in his acceptance speech at Saturday night’s gala dinner, “We are so proud to be recognised in the local business community for our achievements. We’ve been in business for 30 years and have been manufacturing motorhomes for 23 years. It’s an honour for the hard work and dedication we have to our business – it shows we’re continuing to be successful in what we set out to do – which is to be the best in business, for the benefit of our customers, our staff and our team.”
“We’d like to thank Barefruit Marketing who have worked with us across all our marketing, the Commonwealth Bank for sponsoring this award and we’d like to congratulate all of the finalists.”
It has been a big few years for Horizon Motorhomes, making history and winning ‘Manufacturer of the Year’ for three consecutive years at the NSW Caravan & Camping Industry Association (CCIA) Awards of Excellence, which recognises the leaders in the caravan and camping industry. This victory enters them into the CCIA’s Hall of Fame. BCMC are also no stranger to awards taking the ‘Best of the Best’ CCIA award for the second year in 2017. On top of that, the two businesses has snapped up another eight awards between them in the last three years. They are –
Ballina Campervans, Motorhomes & Caravans:
2018 Winner of ‘Business Excellence’ at the Ballina Coast & Hinterland Business Excellence Awards.
2017 Winner of ‘Best Retail Outlet’ at the Ballina Coast & Hinterland Business Excellence
Awards & ‘Best Big Business’ at the Lennox Head Business Excellence Awards.
2015 Winner of ‘Business of the Year’ at the Ballina Coast & Hinterland Business Excellence Awards.
2018 Winner of ‘Trade, Construction & Manufacturing’ at the Ballina Coast & Hinterland Business Excellence Awards.
2017 Winner of ‘Manufacturing & Innovation’ at the Ballina Coast & Hinterland Business
Excellence Awards & ‘Trade & Manufacturing’ at the Lennox Head Business Excellence Awards.
2016 Finalist for the Optus My Business Awards 2016 in the Manufacturing Business of the Year category.
“We’re proud of our achievements so far. It cements our reputation as manufacturers of a high-quality product and we look forward to keeping pace with this ever-changing industry,” Clayton Kearney says. He’ll probably have to expand his factory just to fit all the awards in. Find out more about Horizon Motorhomes here.
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