Saronbell Pty Ltd has Won the National Disability Award for Employing the Disabled

Saronbell Pty Ltd, operator of 10 McDonald’s restaurants on the Central Coast, has been awarded the National Disability Awards Improving Employment Opportunities Award for 2014.

The award ceremony was held in Parliament House, Canberra, in conjunction with the National Day of People with a Disability celebration on Monday, December 1. Saronbell has partnered with Job Centre Australia Limited to employ over 200 people with a disability in their 10 restaurants on the Coast. Licensee Mr Ron Mussalli said he was committed to a partnership that provided opportunities for people with a disability but also met the needs of his business. Saronbell operations manager Mr Patrick Bell said: “Winning this award is a huge honour for Saronbell and all of the McDonald’s restaurants across Australia.” “I look forward to the future of our continued partnership with Job Centre Australia and providing employment opportunities to persons on the Central Coast with a disability,” he said. Mr Mussalli said: “We are absolutely delighted to have won this prestigious award and to be nationally recognised for the hard work we do in the community.” “This success is not just ours alone, but shared with all the hard working staff of our disability employment provider Job Centre Australia. “I challenge all businesses on the Central Coast to reach out to Job Centre Australia or another provider and give someone with a disability a go.” Member for Robertson Ms Lucy Wicks congratulated the North Gosford business and said to see Saronbell recognised nationally for the positive work they’re doing in the local community, to help achieve equality for people with disability, was absolutely fantastic. “A number of exceptional individuals and organisations were among the fi nalists, and to be chosen for the award is an outstanding achievement. “I offer everyone at Saronbell my warmest congratulations, and thank you for the difference they are making to the lives of people in our region,” she said.


Media release, 3 Dec 2014
Tim Sowden, Office of
Lucy Wicks MP
Media release, 2 Dec 2014
Travis Williamson, Job
Centre Australia