Business awards

Business awards

State winners

Congratulations to our winners in the NSW Business Chamber State Business Awards 2016.

The City is proud to announce the winners of the state awards from our Sydney City Region:

The yearly awards celebrate success in all areas of business and are a fantastic platform for promoting the many talents and capabilities of our local businesses. The success of the 2016 winners is an inspiration to all NSW businesses.

Only in its third year of business, Ivory Coat Companion Goods has increased its yearly dog food and grooming product sales from 2,400 to over 250,000, and has grown its net profit over the past 24 months by 2,300%. Founder and CEO Steven Deveraux-Stanford credits his Excellence in Small Business award win to a strategy of providing higher quality and locally produced products at a lower price point than major competitors.

Website and UX developers, Sitback Solutions, won Employer of Choice and were shortlisted for the City of Sydney-sponsored Excellence in Business and overall Regional Business of the Year category awards. The Rocks-based company’s commitment to being a great place to work has resulted in retaining 100% of its 37 full-time staff members.

Imogen Hayes’ award of Young Business Executive celebrates young people who have achieved outstanding results in a business environment. In just 3 years at DMG Fine Wines, Imogen has launched the Handpicked Wines brand across Asia, landing it in Qantas first class, through all major Australian airports and many 5 star hotels in China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Cambodia and Korea. 

Nine Sydney businesses were shortlisted for the NSW Business Chamber State Business Awards.

The City has recently boosted its sponsorship of the NSW Business Chamber Business Awards to create an extended program that will allow all local businesses to enter the Sydney City Regional Business Awards from 2017.

The Sydney City Regional Business Awards are held each year. Applications for the 2017 awards will open in May and the finalists will be announced in July.

In the meantime, contact us for more information about our expanded program.


For further details, please contact:

Tina Lonergan
02 9265 9598

Main image: from left, Chris McHugh (CEO) and Paul Armstrong (Founder) Sitback Solutions, Imogen Hayes (Marketing Manager), DMG Fine Wines, and Steven Deveraux-Stanford, (Founder and CEO), Ivory Coat Companion Goods.

NSW Business Chamber

Last updated: Wednesday, 30 November 2016