By Tenpin Bowling Australia
November 13, 2023

Devonport Tenpin Bowl, a leading entertainment and sporting destination in Devonport, Tasmania, is thrilled to announce that it has been awarded the prestigious Telstra Best of Business Award for Outstanding Growth in Tasmania.

This recognition celebrates the outstanding achievements and dedication of Devonport Tenpin Bowl in fostering growth and innovation within its industry since owners Mark Vernon and Kerryn Duncan took ownership in July last year.

The Telstra Best of Business Awards aim to recognize and honour businesses that have demonstrated exceptional growth, adaptability, and innovation in their respective fields. Devonport Tenpin Bowl’s commitment to excellence and continuous improvement has led to this well-deserved accolade.

Mark and Kerryn’s ability to inject innovative strategies, unwavering dedication to customer satisfaction, and adapt to new challenges have positioned Devonport Tenpin Bowl as a standout contender for this esteemed award, with judges commenting on the pair’s enthusiasm and vision, labelling them a dynamic partnership.

Kerryn, expressed her gratitude for the recognition, stating, “We are truly honoured to receive the Telstra Best of Business Award for Outstanding Growth. This achievement reflects the hard work and dedication of our entire team, as well as the support of our loyal customers and partners. We take great pride in what we are building for our community.” Mark reflected on the awards process so far, “It’s been a long and extensive process, and we congratulate everyone who made it to the finalist stage, we know how much commitment, hard work and long hours it takes to reach that point. To be selected from over 20,000 entries Australia-wide is incredible and the enormity of this achievement is still sinking in.”

Devonport Tenpin Bowl has just celebrated its 40th year but has really been in the local spotlight since last July when news of the sale of this iconic venue was made public. Not long after this Mark and Kerryn released their vision for a new entertainment hub, which has been taking shape since then. The couple commented, “We’ve come a long way since releasing that vision with the implementation of a range of technology, substantial interior upgrades, including the levelling of the player’s area making it totally accessible for everyone on every lane. We still have so much more to do. Our karaoke room is coming online soon, our Escape Rooms are in production right now, along with new ball returns arriving before Christmas, and our final façade plans are almost signed off and ready to go to tender”.

The Telstra Best of Business Awards recognise not only outstanding growth but also the ability to adapt and excel in an ever-changing business environment. Devonport Tenpin Bowl’s success is a testament to its adaptability, commitment to quality, and its role as a valuable contributor to the Devonport community.

This recognition from the Telstra Best of Business Awards is a significant milestone for Devonport Tenpin Bowl and highlights their ongoing efforts to maintain a strong presence in the industry.

Mark and Kerryn will now fly to Sydney in February to pitch their business and compete against 7 others from each state and territory for the national title of Telstra Best of Business Award Winner, Australia.

Tenpin Bowling Australia wishes Mark, Kerryn, and Devonport Tenpin the best of luck for the next phase!