Our team continues to dial up the volume on our business success this year – being recognised on both a local and a national level. Not only were we the winner of the ‘Business Excellence’ award at the Ballina Coast & Hinterland Business Awards in August, but earlier this week, Clayton Kearney, Managing Director of BCMC and Horizon Motorhomes was incredibly pleased to take home a top award at the NSW Caravan Camping Industry Association (CCIA) Awards.
BCMC were awarded ‘BEST RETAILER’ at the gala event in Sydney. This is quite an achievement from a Ballina business employing less than 30 people – last year the same award was taken out by well-known national brand JAYCO caravans Newcastle.
“We are so pleased to be honoured by the CCIA on a state level. All the hard work put in by ourselves, our staff and our suppliers is well and truly being recognised.” says Clayton Kearney.
This recent win, on top of previous wins in the last few years signals that BCMC has come a long way from humble beginnings 30 years ago.
The business started in 1998 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 our 30-year anniversary and expanding the business’ RV Service Centre in the Ballina Industrial Estate. BCMC are the exclusive retailer of award-winning Horizon Motorhomes, Frontline Campervans (north of Newcastle) and more recently we added a new product to our range – Millard Caravans, making us the only retailer of Millard from the Coffs Coast to Tweed Heads.
“It’s an honour for the 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’ve been in business for 30 years and have been manufacturing Horizon Motorhomes for 23 years.”
Horizon Motorhomes is no stranger to winning CCIA awards. In 2017, they made history winning ‘Manufacturer of the Year’ for the third consecutive year, placing them into the CCIA’s Hall of Fame which recognises the leaders in the caravan and camping industry.
“We’re so proud of our achievements. It cements our reputation as retailers of high-quality brands and we look forward to keeping pace with this ever-changing industry,” Clayton Kearney says.
Below is a snapshot of the run of awards over the last few years for Horizon and BCMC (not including what’s already mentioned).
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
2017 Winner of ‘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
2017 Winner of ‘Trade & Manufacturing’ at the Lennox Head Business Awards.
2017 CCIA ‘Manufacturer of the Year’
2016 Finalist for the Optus My Business Awards 2016 in the Manufacturing Business of the Year category.
2016 CCIA ‘Manufacturer of the Year’
2015 CCIA ‘Manufacturer of the Year’