Shoalhaven business owners celebrated their hard work and success at the industry’s night of nights on August 31.
The annual Shoalhaven Business Awards was celebrated in style at the entertainment centre, with Cupitt’s Winery taking out the top title of Business of the Year.
Customer Experience Manager Libby Cupitt said the business took pride in providing good service and farm-to-table food, wine and beer.
“With wine, beer and cheese made on site and a substantial organic produce grown in our market garden, our Head Chef Russell Chinn and his team create memorable dishes,” Mrs Cupitt said.
“We are truly grateful to our loyal customers, and to be honoured by the business chamber for our contribution in the region.”
Cupitt’s also took out the Tourism and Hospitality and Excellence in Sustainability titles.
Cupitt’s success in the Excellence in Sustainability means they are now finalists in the Illawarra Business Awards, to be held on October 19 in Wollongong.
Other winners included:
- Business Leader –Terry Rayner of ANZ Mobile Lending – South Coast and Southern Highlands
- Outstanding Young Employee – Elise Gooda of Think Tank Business Services
- Young Entrepreneur – Dale Berry of Peak Fitness Huskisson
- Excellence in Small Business – My Travel Expert
- Excellence in Business – Nowra Farmers Market
- Start Up Superstar – Sonder Youth
- Excellence in Innovation – Natalie Allan Consulting
- Employer of Choice – Hotondo Southcoast Pty Ltd
- Excellence in Community Service – Cullunghutti Aboriginal Child and Family Centre
- Excellence in Professional and Commercial – Pepperell and Associates
- Outstanding Home-Based Business – Think Tank Business Services
- Excellence in Retail and Personal Services – Nowra Farmers Market
- Excellence in Workplace Safety – The Flagstaff Group
- Employee of the Year – Sarah Tebbutt of Eliza’s Lighting
- Excellence in Workplace Inclusion – Kimberlie and Co Cleaning
- Excellence in Social Responsibility – Nowchem
South Coast MP Shelley Hancock congratulated each of the winners and presented the business chamber with a cheque for $10,000 to help further their work.
“As the area’s largest business chamber they do an incredible job supporting and advocating for our local businesses,” she said.
“I congratulate all of the Shoalhaven’s businesses that are creating a safety culture where safety leadership, engagement, and training are made a priority – such as the Flagstaff Group who took home this year’s Excellence in Workplace Safety award.”