DANNY Williams’ passion for the trade and a commitment to outstanding workmanship led him to start D&R Machining and he chose to start his own manual machining workshop that looked after the mining, agricultural and automotive industries in Bunbury. In just five years the business has grown from a family operation into one that boasts two additional machinists, three apprentices and premises that have doubled in size. Like many trade-related companies, D&R Machining works hand in hand with the mining industry, and currently provides services to BHP Billiton’s Worsley Alumina project. D&R is also committed to giving back to the community through its training programs. The business continues to offer apprenticeships and, more recently, Mr Williams has been approached by School Apprenticeship Link to help offer pathways for school students into the machining and metal work trades. D&R Machining won the ‘financial management’ award at the 2010 South West Small Business Awards, as well as being nominated for the ‘employers award’ at the National Focus Awards 2011.