Winner: Fiona Hemmings pictured withThe Hon Andrew Constance- Minister for Transport & Infrastructure Tony La Rocca (ABCU)
The winner of the 2016 Achiever Award sponsored by ABCU is Fiona Hemmings. Fiona has been the proprietor of a bus business servicing the New England district for more than 25 years.
Fiona’s Minibus has featured prominently in the local Quality Business Awards, being a finalist in 2000, 2006 & 2009 and winning in 2003, 2012 and 2015. She was also a regional finalist in the NSW Business Chamber of Commerce Regional awards in 2013 and 2014.
Fiona has been innovative in diversifying the business to operate TfNSW contracted services, DEC services, charters and a range of self-drive options, and has a strong commitment to providing a high level of customer service.
Fiona has been a BusNSW Branch delegate for a number of years and has undertaken the role with a strong commitment to keeping all the members of the branch fully informed. She has provided local operators
with advice on contract and accreditation compliance, and is a qualified BOAS auditor.
Fiona was a BusNSW representative in a National, My Mentor program, aimed at supporting women to make their personal and professional lives better in every way. The program included the most up to date processes for dealing with some key business issues for women.
Fiona has always been proactive in providing feedback to BusNSW Management on many issues and has been an enthusiastic advocate on industry matters.
She is a vital part of her local community, with a real passion for the industry.
Well done Fiona!