Wesfarmers chief WA's top business leader

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Wesfarmers chief executive Richard Goyder.
Camera IconWesfarmers chief executive Richard Goyder. Credit: Lee Griffith/The West Australian

Wesfarmers chief executive Richard Goyder has been named WA business leader of the year and $90,000 donated to charity at the inaugural AIM WA/WestBusiness Pinnacle Awards.

More than 600 guests, including Premier Colin Barnett and Governor Malcolm McCusker, attended Crown Perth tonight.

The awards, a collaboration between The West Australian's business section and the Australian Institute of Management WA, recognised excellence in business across a diverse range of fields.

A total of 117 entries were received from companies vying for the Pinnacle award for Aboriginal leadership development, philanthropy, customer service, green initiatives, human resource management, innovation, marketing and regional small business.

Each winner was awarded $10,000 to donate to a charity of their choice.

Mr Goyder took out the main award because of outstanding community and business leadership in 2013.

Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation won the Pinnacle award for Aboriginal leadership development.

The award for corporate social responsibility went to Bis Industries for its Fairbridge Bingjareb project.

Home-grown internet giant iiNet took out the customer service excellence award and Serco's environmental policies were acknowledged through the green business trophy.

Excellence in human resource management went to the City of Melville, the innovation award was presented to Transmin, marketing Pinnacle to P&N Bank and Growing Towards Wellness won the regional small business award.

Full reports in the Weekend West.

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