Intereach honoured with Business of the Year
21 Oct 2020

A  commitment to the local community was rewarded for Intereach when it was announced as the Deniliquin Business of the Year on Friday night.

The human and community services provider received the major award at a  virtual ceremony hosted by Deniliquin Business Chamber.

Intereach CEO Keryn Fox was ecstatic at the win in the town she described as the “heart” of the organisation, which from humble local beginnings has grown to operate 17 offices throughout southern NSW and central/northern Victoria.

It now employs more than 400 staff across this footprint, with the administrative headquarters remaining in Deniliquin.

At the awards ceremony Intereach was described as a well-known organisation within the Deniliquin community that provides a broad range of services that support many members of our community.

“With a clear strategic vision for the organisation, 2020 has seen them deliver a range of initiatives including their highly commended Community Links program. Embracing the challenges of the year they adapted their service to ensure that their quality of service did not suffer. With  focus on sustainability across the organisation and a commitment to delivering on their objectives, Intereach is a worthy recipient of the 2020 Deniliquin Business of the Year Award,” the virtual ceremony was told.

Ms Fox said it was a great honour to receive Business of the Year in Intereach’s home town and described it as “fitting recognition for the entire Intereach team”.

“Deniliquin is our hub … it’s the centre of what we do and the programs we deliver at our head office are used as a model for elsewhere. I believe this award recognises the efforts of our team to build the organisation from our Deniliquin base.

“I was shocked, but extremely pleased, to be named Business of the Year because there was an awesome field of very worthy winners. This has been a difficult year for everyone and it is humbling for our team to get recognition at this level,” Ms Fox said.

The award came precisely at Ms Fox’s third anniversary at the helm of Intereach, which has been a period of constant growth across the organisation.

“I love it here in Deniliquin. The town is special to me, and this award is also special. I commend the Business Chamber for all its work and its efforts to ensure our achievers are recognised with the Business Awards, even when we cannot have a gala night together.

“At Intereach we believe it is important to ensure the Deniliquin community has the same choices and services as our urban cousins. What we are able to offer now – after coming from such small beginnings – is testament to the dedication of our staff and the support we receive from our community,” Ms Fox said.

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