Duyfken wins big at the 2017 Fremantle Business Awards


Friday 9th June saw the Duyfken 1606 Replica Foundation among the winners at the 9th Annual Fremantle Chamber of Commerce Business Awards held at the
Esplanade by Rydges.

In a glittering and exciting ceremony, the Foundation took home two of these sought after awards.
The first - Outstanding Community Event Award - Duyfken 2016 Dirk Hartog Commemorative Voyage, was in recognition of the immense efforts Foundation staff and
volunteers put into organising and delivering the Event.
However, coming as a complete surprise to guests was the naming of the Duyfken 1606 Replica Foundation as Fremantle Business of the Year. This prestigious Award
was presented by Kate Carnell AO, Small Business & Family Enterprise Ombudsman, to Board members, staff and volunteers, as Board member Vikki Baldwin made the
acceptance speech.

Messages from our CEO, Peter Bowman, who is overseas, went like this - “Wooohoooo…how good is that!!”. Chairman John Longley, who is also overseas at the moment,
stated that he was very proud that the Foundation had achieved so much and is now recognised for all the hard work staff and volunteers had put in.
This is the first time the Foundation has entered the Fremantle Business Awards. Two categories were entered - Outstanding Community Event and Tourism Excellence,
and what a fabulous result we had.

The Foundation would like to say a big thank you to the Fremantle Chamber of Commerce and their sponsors.

See all the winners: http://www.fremantlebusinessawards.com.au/winners.html

Duyfken 1606 Replica Foundation Board members Vikki Baldwin, Robin Chester and Freek Bijlsma having the
official photograph taken with staff members Elly Spillekom and Pic Lee Song and volunteers Bob Meredith, John
and Pauline Ibbs, Tracy Hogan and Kieran Bogumil, after accepting the Fremantle Business of the Year Award.