Winner brewing up a storm

COFFEE doyenne Patria Jafferies has been named the Telstra WA Business Woman of the Year.

As managing director and co-founder of Dome Coffees Australia, Ms Jafferies is WA’s largest importer and exporter of fine coffee.

From one small coffee shop, Ms Jafferies grew the franchise to more than 53 outlets operating under the Dome banner in less than 10 years.

Ms Jafferies also won the AusIndustry Private Sector Award.

This year’s new category, the Alcatel Young Women’s Award, was awarded to Ovations Edu-tainment’s Katrina Bercov.

Ms Bercov was only 15 when she started the company which now employs 20 people.

Today, she provides a specialised interactive training and entertainment service to more than 500 corporate and government clients.

Ovations Edu-tainment also provides professional development programs for WA school students.

Other accolades included the Ansett Australia Private Sector Award, won by Clough Engineering Resources and Technology director Sue Murphy, and the Shell Corporate & Government Award, won by City of Wanneroo CEO Katherine White. swimwear label owner Claire Metcalf scooped the Challenge Group Business Owner Award.

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