Tuesday, 30 July 2013

NOWCHEM's John Lamont talks about the Business Awards

John Lamont

• 2012 Winner: Business Leader of the Year

• 2012 Winner: Employer of Choice

Can you briefly describe your business?
Established for over 35 years, Nowchem is a family owned business making Alum Sulphate and Water treatment chemicals. The diversity of the company means it is also a
Manufacturer of speciality chemicals including Pharmaceutical, Organic Cosmetics and a large variety of cleaning and Industrial Chemicals.

What made you decide to enter the Shoalhaven Business Awards in 2012?
The Business awards are an excellent way to review your current practices and benchmark these with other organisations within the region. Latter it also helps add to the history of the business and to look back and see how the company has improved each year.

What did you learn about your business or industry from the process of entering the awards?
It showed how when we focus on people, as well as physical assets, we can achieve so much with the dedication of our staff and how they interact as a team.

It also highlighted to staff the impact the business has within the wider community in regards to sponsorships, community assistance and the ongoing spending with other trades and services.

Could you outline some of the positive outcomes from having entered the Business Awards?

All of the staff were very proud to be associated with the recognition that the awards gave the organisation as a whole.

What advice would you give someone who was considering entering this year?
Enter, use the time to reflect on what you have been doing and what you can achieve.

There is nothing to lose by spending your time, documenting the business and using this review to enter the awards. It is also a great motivating night out for staff, who do not get many opportunities to attend a premier event like this in the Shoalhaven.

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