Congratulations Elissa Bent - Hear Them Roar

Photo Credit: The Daily Advertiser

Photo Credit: The Daily Advertiser

Congratulations to the irrepressible Elissa Bent, co-owner of successful logistics enterprise Langfields Transport, who has been been selected in the first round of nominations to feature in the Women in Business Hear Them Roar video series, celebrating high achieving local business women.

When Elissa and her husband purchased the business just over a decade ago, it was an owner-driver operation, with one van and one truck delivering to Albury on a daily basis. Today Langfields employs 17 full time staff, has a fleet of 9 trucks, a hazardous/dangerous goods warehouse, 3 depots and has expanded freight connections on a daily basis to the Riverina, ACT, Greater Murray and Goulburn Valley.

Langfields is building partnerships with businesses in all industries, helping them to improve their services by creating links for business movements from key cities like Sydney and Melbourne. It has grown to become an extremely competitive market rival, offering customers the highest quality of service excellence.

In the 2014 NSW Business Chamber awards Langfields was recognised by becoming a regional finalist for Excellence in Small Business for the Murray-Riverina region.

In the 2016 Golden Crow Awards Langfields was a finalist in the Excellence in Small Business category.

Eight more women will be selected in the next round of nominations to appear in this series. Nominations close on 24 June.

WaggaWagga.TV will produce Elissa's video story in coming months for cinematic release later in the year.

Cristy Houghton

Embarketing, 48 Johnston Street, Wagga Wagga, NSW, 2650

Cristy's unique career has taken her from country NSW to the city lights of Clarendon Street South Melbourne and back again. With an early career in radio as a copywriter and creative strategist, she is now a Jill of all trades as a graphic designer, website builder, blog writer, video editor, social media manager, marketing strategist and more. 

In fact, give her any task and this chick will figure out how to do it! Go on, we dare you!

No, really, we DARE you!!

Cristy has won two Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRAs) for Best Ad and Best Sales Promotion, and even has an 'Employee of the Year' certificate with her name on it.

Cristy and her husband James have traveled extensively through Russia, China and South East Asia, and have two fur-babies, Sooty (cat) and Panda (puppy). Cristy loves drinking coffee, meeting people to drink coffee, coffee tasting and coffee flavoured cocktails. She also enjoys road trips, TED Talks and watching cat videos on youtube.