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BIG4 Holiday Parks’ Best of the Best announced at Gala Awards

BIG4 Holiday Parks’ Best of the Best announced at Gala Awards
October 27, 2015

BIG4 Holiday Parks paid tribute to excellence and its champions at the BIG4 Annual Awards held in Canberra’s Parliament House last Thursday (22nd October 2015).

The gala evening was a highlight of the organisation’s Towards 2020 national conference, which attracted 270 attendees and 47 sponsors and exhibitors for three insightful days of presentations, workshops and activities.

BIG4 Supreme Award for Excellence
The ultimate recognition of the very best of BIG4 parks, the ‘BIG4 Supreme Award for Excellence’, was awarded to BIG4 Easts Beach Holiday Park in Kiama, NSW (pictured)

Special mention was made to the founders of the park, Bruce and Bessie East and the fact the park is proudly celebrating its 80th birthday of continuous operation by the same family.

BIG4 People’s Choice Awards
To emphasise the importance of the customer experience and feedback, for the first time BIG4 is awarding the BIG4 People’s Choice Award. Presented to a BIG4 Holiday Park which has earned exceptionally high popularity amongst guests, BIG4 members and the public, the inaugural BIG4 People’s Choice Award was awarded jointly to BIG4 Deniliquin Holiday Park NSW and BIG4 Cairns Coconut Resort in North Queensland.

A number of other parks were recognised for loyalty membership and sales accolades, and two individuals were awarded for the staff recognition and rising star awards for their commitment to excellence.

BIG4 Holiday Parks Chief Executive Steven Wright congratulated the parks and individuals on their respective wins, stating “these accolades recognise the best of the best from within the BIG4 Holiday Parks network.

“The winners have excelled in their categories, and it gives me great pleasure in congratulating them on the honour. The awards are testament to their effort and passion for their parks and their businesses.

“I’d particularly like to acknowledge the East family for their BIG4 Supreme Award for Excellence at BIG4 Easts Beach Holiday Park, and the joint winners of the inaugural BIG4 People’s Choice Award winners, BIG4 Deniliquin Holiday Park NSW and BIG4 Cairns Coconut Resort QLD. With these wins, they are in the prestigious company of parks who have set the benchmark for holiday parks in Australia.”

Full List of Award Winners
BIG4 Loyalty Membership Highest Sales Award – State Winners
The BIG4 Loyalty Membership program has more than 175,000 families who are loyal to the BIG4 brand. These awards acknowledge the parks which sold the most loyalty memberships in each state during the last financial year. 

• BIG4 Adelaide Shores Caravan Park, South Australia
• BIG4 MacDonnell Range Holiday Park, Northern Territory
• BIG4 Middleton Beach Holiday Park, Western Australia
• BIG4 Phillip Island Caravan Park, Victoria
• BIG4 Bungalow Park on Burrill Lake, NSW
• BIG4 Launceston Holiday Park, Tasmania
• BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort, Queensland

BIG4 Loyalty Membership Highest Weighted Sales Award – State Winners

• BIG4 Mackay Marine Tourist Park, Queensland
• BIG4 Dandenong Tourist Park, Victoria
• Taunton Farm Holiday Park, Western Australia
• BIG4 Port Willunga Tourist Park, South Australia
• BIG4 Bungalow Park on Burrill Lake NSW
• BIG4 Kelso Sands Holiday and Native Wildlife Park, Tasmania
• BIG4 MacDonnell Range Holiday Park, NT

BIG4 Online Sales – Highest Sales Award – State Winners
This award recognises parks that have achieved the highest online sales via the BIG4 website.. 

• NRMA Sydney Lakeside Holiday Park NSW
• BIG4 Howard Springs Holiday Park NT
• BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort, Queensland
• Marion Holiday Park, South Australia
• BIG4 Iluka on Freycinet Holiday Park, Tasmania
• BIG4 Anglesea Holiday Park, Victoria
• BIG4 Middleton Beach Holiday Park, Western Australia

BIG4 Online Highest Weighted Sales Award – State Winners

• BIG4 Bicheno Cabin Park, Tasmania
• BIG4 Anglesea Holiday Park, Victoria
• Ledge Point Holiday Park, Western Australia
• BIG4 Howard Springs Holiday Park, Northern Territory
• Naracoorte Holiday Park, South Australia
• BIG4 Walkabout Palms Townsville, Queensland
• Hay Plains Holiday Park, NSW
 
BIG4 Park Staff Recognition Award
The winner of the BIG4 Park Staff Recognition Award was David Dalley from BIG4 Bonny Hills Holiday Park in NSW. 
 
The Alan and Gloria Rowett for BIG4 Loyalty Membership Awards
The Alan and Gloria Rowett Awards recognise the park that has the highest sales of BIG4 memberships, which was BIG4 Bungalow Park on Burrill Lake, NSW.
 
BIG4 National Online Sales Awards

The National Online Sales Award, which recognises the parks that have achieved the highest online sales via BIG4.com.au, was won by BIG4 Anglesea Holiday Park in Victoria
 
Inaugural BIG4 Rising Star Award 
The inaugural BIG4 Rising Star Award is for an individual within the BIG4 network aged under 40 years who is a shining light in the extended BIG4 family, recognising their effort in going the extra mile and being a high achiever with big potential. There were four finalists for the award: 

• Sam Horler, BIG4 Middleton Beach Holiday Park, Western Australia
• Esther Suidgeest, BIG4 NRMA Treasure Island Holiday Park, Queensland
• Josh Dillon, BIG4 Capricorn Palms Holiday Village, Queensland
• Nathan Fowler, BIG4 Emerald Beach Holiday Park NSW
The national winner was Nathan Fowler from BIG4 Emerald Beach Holiday Park.
 
Inaugural BIG4 People’s Choice Awards
The BIG4 People’s Choice Award is presented to a BIG4 Holiday Park which has earned exceptionally high popularity among guests, BIG4 members and the public. This year’s finalists were:

• BIG4 Deniliquin Holiday Park, NSW
• NRMA Merimbula Beach Holiday Park, NSW
• BIG4 Cairns Coconut Resort, Queensland
• BIG4 Nambucca Beach Holiday Park, NSW

The joint winners of the inaugural BIG4 People’s Choice Awards were:

• BIG4 Deniliquin Holiday Park, NSW
• BIG4 Cairns Coconut Resort, Queensland 
 
BIG4 Supreme Award for Excellence
The Des and Margaret Watts BIG4 Supreme Award for Excellence is the ultimate recognition of the very best BIG4 parks. The finalists for this award were:

• BIG4 Easts Beach Holiday Park NSW
• BIG4 Beacon Resort, Victoria
• BIG4 Middleton Beach Holiday Park WA
• BIG4 Renmark Riverfront Holiday Park, South Australia

The winner of the 2015 BIG4 Supreme Award for Excellence was BIG4 Easts Beach Holiday Park, NSW.

For more information about any of the BIG4 Holiday Parks around Australia go to www.BIG4.com.au.

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