Thank You HIA
Firstly, we'd like to thank the HIA for their ongoing support and partnership, and of course for hosting us, and Australia's best Builders on Hamilton Island.
This was an expceptional event in a beautiful location and we were very happy to send Sales and Marketing Director, Troy McGuiness, and National Sales Manager, Parthena Simone to the tropics.
As the HIA's only national partner in the space of digital platforms dedicated to the new homes sector, we were invited to present some awards, a duty performed by Troy McGuinness.
"In 2015, the Gold Coast awards were fantastic, and we had an amazing time in our first year as HIA partners. This year, on Hamilton Island, the HIA events team delivered an amazing series of occcassions. We were very happy to be invited and honoured to help present the best builders in the country with their awards for this year." - Troy McGuinness, National Sales & Marketing Director, newhomesguide.com.au
From the moment our dynamic duo flew in from Perth and Melbourne respecitively, they were swept up in the excitment and atmosphere of this year's national awards. The tropical surrounding of the island paradise that is Hamilton Island are amazing, and the perfect venue for an event of this standard.
The HIA events team left nothing to chance and the 3 days were jam packed with breakfasts, lunches, beach parties, formal dinners, networking and of course, the awards themselves. Our team take these opportunites to meet and get to know builders from across the country in various markets and listen to their stories, challenges and successes. As a national platform, we are intested in all markets, how they are performing and what the builders want from their digital marketing.
"At HIA events, our focus is on meeting the Australian building community and listening to their stories. We are constantly searching for new ways to enhance our website, both for Builders and Consumers, and often the best ideas come from casual conversations. It's always invaluable to speak to different people from different new homes markets." - Troy McGuinness, National Sales & Marketing Director, newhomesguide.com.au
One of the most impressive features of this years awards was the calibre of the key note speakers. The delegates were treated to insights and pearls of wisdom from a diverse group of leaders and high achievers including Lisa Wilkinson, journalist and host of the Today show, Mark Bouris, Australian businessman and Director of Wizard Home Loans and star of the Australian series The Apprentice, and Peter FitzSimons, journalist, author and ex ruby union player.
Together, this trio delivered some exceptional, inspriring and entertaining speeches from which we struggled to choose a favourite.
Finally, we'd like to congratulate all the Builders and Developers from across the country who attended the event, those who made is as finalists and of course those who took home the awards in the end.
The standard of new homes and developments being constructed around Australia every year is incredibly high, and every builder who is striving to improve and deliver the the highest of standards should be congratulated.
Thank you once again to the HIA and all their members and partners, we look forward to 2017.