2023 Tropical North Queensland Training Awards | Sarina Russo

2023 Tropical North Queensland Training Awards

By Sarina Russo Editorial Team
Sarina Russo Apprenticeships staff smiling warmly
2023 Tropical North Queensland Training Awards
Nathan Dwight, SRA Industry Consultant with Anne Stott, SRA Business Relationship Manager

Congratulations to all the finalist and winners of the 2023 Tropical North Queensland Training Awards.

The annual event, held to recognise and applaud the outstanding achievements of individuals and organidations in vocational education and training, proved to be a resounding success. The Awards celebrates and shine a spotlight on the remarkable and inspiring stories of apprentices, trainees, employers and other stakeholders, and their significant impact on the community.

Mark Fletcher of Solid Plaster and Texture Coatings and a Sarina Russo Apprenticeships (SRA) Employer, won the Small Employer of the Year Award. Mark Fletcher Solid Plaster and Texture Coatings is a successful residential and commercial rendering company. Owner, Mark Fletcher, employs 15 staff including 6 refugees from Nepal, Bhutan, and Burma – 2 of whom have gone on to become qualified tradesmen and team leaders. The company's dedication and commitment to staff is evident via the opportunities offered to both trade and administrative employees via apprenticeships, diploma courses and innovative training techniques.

Sponsoring the Training Awards aligns with Sarina Russo Group's commitment to investing in growth and success of individuals and the community as a whole. Apprenticeships and traineeships play a crucial role in providing individuals with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in their chosen fields. We hope that by supporting this event, we have contributed to creating opportunities for personal and professional growth, empowering individuals to reach their full potential and make a positive impact in their respective careers and communities.



Sarina Russo Group acknowledges the First Nations Peoples of this Country, the traditional custodians connected to the land, water and community on which we live, work and help others to live their best lives. We also pay respect to the Elders past, present and emerging, who strive to build a better and more sustainable future for future generations to come.