Irrigear® Independent Experts – Award-Winning Leadership

Recognition of Excellence.

Irrigear continually seeks to 'raise the bar' on professional standards and practices, by continual programs of training, information exchange, networking and review processes which recognise excellence.

Yearly, we celebrate the achievements of our 'Irrigear Family' through two major Awards – 'Member of the Year (MOTY)' and 'Supplier of the Year (SOTY)'. The winners are selected based on results of an annual appraisal process, that scores Members and Platinum Suppliers across a range of performance and industry criteria. This year’s Awards were announced in August 2023, at the Irrigear National Conference in Brisbane, Queensland amongst Irrigear Member Stores and Platinum Suppliers.

2023 Member of the Year

Country Water Solutions – Award Winning WA Team

Congratulations to Country Water Solutions, winners of the Irrigear Member of the Year Award for 2023. 

Dave Furlong and Michele Schoder from Country Water Solutions were honoured and proud to receive the Irrigear Member of the Year Award at the recent Irrigear National Conference in Brisbane! “The Team at Country Water Solutions is proud to be awarded the 2023 Irrigear Member of the Year Award from so many other successful and hardworking Irrigear stores. This award represents the culmination of the hard work and dedication of our Country Water Solutions employees since we opened the store at the beginning of 2020. We take this opportunity to thank all who have offered advice and guidance. We could not have achieved this success without the support from the wider community of our Suppliers, Irrigear Stores Ltd and our fellow Irrigear members.”

Irrigear General Manager, Simon Treptow, said of the win: “Dave, Michele and the rest of the team at Country Water Solutions, have come a long way in a short time, since becoming Irrigear members only a few years ago. Being recognised as an industry leader, by the industry’s leading suppliers is a tremendous achievement and shows the skill and ability of the whole team”

Country Water Solutions provide industry-leading advice, products and solutions for all water management needs, throughout Bunbury and surrounds.

Photo: Michele Schoder and Dave Furlong; Country Water Solutions (WA).

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2023 Supplier of the Year

Brown Brothers Engineers Australia (BBEA) – Delivering Pumping Solutions

Brown Brothers Engineers Australia (BBEA) awarded Irrigear’s Supplier of the Year 2023.
Brown Brothers Engineers Managing Director, John Inkster said, "Being named the 2023 Irrigear Supplier of the Year is a testament to our unwavering commitment to excellence and innovation. This has been a highly sought after award for our team for some time now, so we are honoured to receive this recognition, and it motivates us to continue delivering top-quality pumping solutions to our valued customers. Thank you to Irrigear for this prestigious award, and to all our partners and customers for their continued trust and support."
The Irrigear Supplier of the Year (SOTY) award recognises excellence amongst some of the best suppliers in the industry. Brown Brothers Engineers earned this distinction through an annual appraisal process that relies strongly on feedback from Irrigear’s Member Stores, evaluating suppliers across a range of criteria such as product quality, innovation, service and support.
The official announcement of this award took place during the Irrigear National Conference Gala dinner in Brisbane, where representatives from Irrigear’s member stores and fellow platinum suppliers were also in attendance. Presenting the award Irrigear General Manager Simon Treptow said: “I was delighted to see the 2023 Irrigear Supplier of the Year Award go to Brown Brothers Engineers. It has been a stated goal of theirs for some time and they have worked really hard on the partnership to earn such glowing references from the stores. Congratulations and well done to the entire Brown Brothers Engineers team!"
Brown Brothers Engineers Australia distribute world leading pump brands such as Lowara, proudly supplying and supporting a comprehensive range of high-quality pumps across a wide range of applications and industries. They also specialise in designing, inhouse engineering and assembling, testing and custom-building pump systems.

Photo: Vickie Thomsen and Peter Gaul; Brown Brothers Engineers Australia (BBEA)

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