A Karratha-based business that is competing and winning contracts on a national level has been named ‘Best Aboriginal Business’ at the 2016 Karratha and Districts Chamber of Commerce and Industry Awards.
Tamara BinAmat took a risk in leaving her dream job as editor of a Pilbara newspaper to start Impact Media in January, 2013. The risk paid off and, three years and plenty of hard work later, the business is going from strength to strength. Impact Media has an impressive client list based around Australia, and recently won a tender with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra.
Tamara said she was very honoured to win the Best Aboriginal Business category in her first year of entering the KDCCI Awards.
“Our success has been a team effort and I thank our skilled and dedicated team of copywriters, graphic designers and web developers, along with our business mentors, including those at RSM and others. I also thank the Ngarluma people for allowing me to live and work on their country.
“Impact Media is proud to have directly contributed to the success of many local businesses and organisations,” Tamara said.
CEO of the KDCCI, John Lally, congratulated Impact Media on winning the excellence award.
“I believe Impact Media’s greatest achievement is their client focus and their high standard of professional service in the marketing area.
“Impact Media offers a one-stop service with regard to the marketing of businesses and they have a reputation for delivering on time. They address the needs of a diverse range of clients, which is important when people are trying to do things differently,” John said.
Impact Media has achieved remarkable growth, driven by Tamara’s passion for the North West and her desire to provide outstanding quality and service. By embracing digital media and keeping abreast of new technologies, she provides her clients with a locally-based service that is competitive on a national scale.
While the economic downturn in the resources sector has been hard, Tamara acknowledged the opportunities brought about by the emergence of a diverse range of micro-businesses.
“We are fortunate to have been in the right place at the right time,” Tamara said, “able to help new and existing businesses communicate strong and engaging brands.”
“The Pilbara is embracing the need for marketing and design and we are committed to staying at the cutting edge of our industry for the benefit of our clients.
“The future looks bright and we are excited about helping more Aboriginal and nonAboriginal businesses in the Pilbara to thrive. This is only the beginning.”