Gekko Systems won the award for Innovation in the CGU Ballarat Business Excellence Award. Elizabeth Lewis-Gray, managing director, was presented with the award at a gala event held at the Regent Multiplex in Ballarat in the presence of State Treasurer, Mr Brumby, and other distinguished guests.
Elizabeth said after the presentation that "This is a great award for all the team at Gekko. In particular it reflects the creative genius of my husband, Sandy Gray, and our world class technical team."
Gekko Systems commenced operations in Avoca in central Victoria in 1996 moving to Ballarat in 1998 shortly after receiving the Emerging Micro Business Award to be closer to material suppliers and a source of personnel experienced in mining and metallurgy required for the growing business. 31 people now work at Gekko at their Learmonth Road site and the range of proprietary mineral processing equipment manufactured there is exported globally.
Elizabeth went on to say "Despite the fact that we are a global company with offices in Johannesburg and Vancouver we never lose sight that we are based in Ballarat and very proud of that fact. We are delighted to be recognised as an innovative company in rural Australia."