We did it – Gold Award Winners on a global stage! The Hunter Plastic Surgery team won four awards, including a gold award for our management team, at the Stevies Awards for Women in Business held in New York on 15 November.
Amber and Alicia brought home awards in the following four categories when they returned from the US:
- Gold Award Winner - Management Team of the Year – 10 or Less Employees (Alicia Green, Jessica Laing and Amber Moncrieff)
- Bronze Award Winner - Employee of the Year – Business (Jessica Laing)
- Bronze Award Winner - Female Entrepreneur of the Year in Asia, Australia or New Zealand (Amber Moncrieff)
- Bronze Award Winner - Maverick of the Year (Amber Moncrieff)
What this means to us
Amber Moncrieff said Hunter Plastic Surgery is focused on making a tangible difference to women across the industry, regardless of the surgeon they choose. “We believe that if a woman wants to feel more confident or make her life free of pain (like a breast reduction), then she should be empowered to make that choice. Our focus is on helping women feel better about themselves through access to the information and images they need to make an informed choice,” she said.
“With our team of women, and Dr Moncrieff of course, we understand the changes, and challenges ageing, weight changes and having children bring, to a woman’s body. Women have the right to change their bodies and being recognised on an international stage with the Stevie Women In Business Awards, reinforces our purpose.”
See Amber’s acceptance speech here.
Our Focus on Women, Led by Women!
As one of Australia’s busiest clinics for female breast and body surgery patients, the women who run our clinic have been instrumental in its impressive growth since 2009.
Our team of 9 women (plus Dr Moncrieff of course), is led by Amber, Jessica and Alicia. Their vast and diverse skillset has seen us lead the way in patient care and demand for our services.
“We believe our 5 star difference is underpinned by the skills and experience of our team of caring and talented women. Dr Moncrieff is an excellent plastic surgeon, but 5-star care along the entire patient journey from first phone call to final post-operative visit is a team effort,” Amber stated.
Voices for change in the plastic surgery industry
“One thing we are very vocal about it the importance of truth and reality in the portrayal of women in plastic surgery marketing and we featured that in our submission for the judges.”
“For example, we refuse to use stock images of models in our marketing – unlike so many clinics in this industry, because we believe they are misleading and a negative force on body image.”
By way of example, the new Hunter Plastic Surgery website is an industry first as it only features their real patients across the website.
“We believe this makes our website a one-of-a-kind in Australia. Most sites use lots of stock images of models - usually very young, slim and who clearly who have never had surgery! Other clinics have no images at all so prospective patients have to invest hundreds of dollars in a consultation to see their results,” Amber concluded.
About the Stevies
These are the 16th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the world’s top honours for businesses run by women.
This year there were more than 1500 entries submitted from women from 25 countries and entries were judged by 150 professionals from around the world. So being a finalist is a real privilege.
More about the Stevie Awards for Women can be found here.
About Hunter Plastic Surgery
Hunter Plastic Surgery is Newcastle’s multi award-winning cosmetic plastic surgery clinic, founded by Dr Nicholas and Amber Moncrieff in 2009.
Our exclusive surgical focus is breast and body surgery for women. This includes breast reduction, breast enhancement, tummy tucks and body lifts for patients requiring skin removal after significant weight loss.
Hunter Plastic Surgery’s purpose is to make women healthy and happy. This is reflected in our patient feedback which shows that over 99% of our patients say they would recommend us to others.
Our focus on providing 5 star experiences for patients has been recognised at local and national awards where we have won 8 awards for our service and team in recent years and now add another 4 to that tally after the Stevies!
More about Amber, Jessica and Alicia is here.