Business awards

Business awards

Proud sponsors

In 2014, the City of Sydney is proudly sponsoring the Excellence in Small Business category as part of the NSW Business Chamber Business Awards.

The category is one of 12 in the 2014 awards and the nominations recognise the vital role small businesses play in the local economy.

The 8 finalists will vie for the regional award on 24 July, ultimately seeking to win the NSW Business Chamber state awards on 28 November.

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Excellence in Small Business finalists

Meet the 8 outstanding local small businesses that have won their way into the Excellence in Small Business category.

The Recruitment Alternative – RedfernOpal Minded – The RocksThe Explainers – DarlinghurstGlebe Family Medical Practice – GlebeGallop Solutions – LeichhardtUrban Vision Group – NewtownSE-CORP – SydneyFourth Wall – Waterloo

Main image: Lord Mayor Clover Moore and finalists in the NSW Business Chamber Sydney South East Regional Awards.

Sydney South East Region finalists 

All winners in the Sydney South East Region will automatically be entered into the NSW Business Chamber state awards.  

Excellence in Small Business

The Recruitment Alternative – RedfernOpal Minded – The Rocks The Explainers – Darlinghurst Glebe Family Medical Practice – Glebe Gallop Solutions – Leichhardt Urban Vision Group – Newtown SE-CORP – Sydney Fourth Wall – Waterloo

Excellence in Business

  • AccessEAP – Sydney 
  • Redback Conferencing – Sydney

Employer of Choice

  • Brown-Forman Australia – Surry Hills 
  • Redback Conferencing – Sydney

Excellence in Innovation

  • Fishburners – Ultimo 
  • Recovre – Sydney 
  • Suzy Spoon’s Vegetarian Butcher – Newtown 
  • The Explainers – Darlinghurst 
  • Get Qualified Australia – Sydney 
  • Legal Costs Investigations – Surry Hills
  • Australian Doula College – Rosebery 
  • Redback Conferencing – Sydney 
  • Green Capital – Ultimo 
  • Glebe Medical Centre – Glebe

Excellence in Export

  • Plum – Rosebery 

Excellence in Business Ethics

  • National Indigenous Culinary Institute – Botany
  • Radio 2RPH – Glebe 
  • Legal Costs Investigations – Surry Hills
  • Australian Doula College – Rosebery
  • Gallop Solutions – Leichhardt
  • DentArtisans/Pyrmont Dental Specialist – Pyrmont
  • D&M Research – Newtown
  • JPL Interstate Removals – Como
  • The Cruelty Free Shop – Glebe
  • Stable Research – Caringbah 
  • Plum – Rosebery

Excellence in Sustainability

  • Australian Museum – Sydney
  • MarketPlace – Leichhardt
  • UNSW Venues and Events – Sydney

Young Business Executive

  • Cain Slater, National Indigenous Culinary Institute – Botany
  • Anthea Papanicola, Gallop Solutions – Leichhardt 
  • Lea Zappia, Belle Property – Pyrmont 
  • Laura Moran, Glebe Medical Centre – Glebe
  • Sidney Curran, Curran Plumbing – Miranda

Young Entrepreneur

  • Alex Bedwani, FindADogMinder.com.au – Paddington
  • Kevin Orchard, Bat Tech – Surry Hills 
  • Dean Williams, Vision Personal Training – Darlinghurst 
  • Mark Bedford, Cousin Jacks Pasty Co. – Bondi Junction 
  • Emilya Colliver, Art Pharmacy – Alexandria 
  • Alex Lumsden, JPL Interstate Removals – Como
  • Janine Zappini-Rosa, Simply Raw – Waterloo

Business Leader

  • Shane Pepper, Plum – Rosebery
  • Renata Bernard, Opal Minded – The Rocks
  • Renee Adair, Australian Doula College – Rosebery 
  • A/Prof Massimiliano Guazzato, DentArtisans/Pyrmont Dental Specialist – Pyrmont
  • Mark Bishop, Ocular Robotics – Hurstville

Local Chamber of Commerce

  • Newtown Precinct Business Association
  • South Sydney Business Chamber
  • Bondi & Districts Chamber of Commerce
  • Pyrmont Ultimo Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • Glebe Chamber of Commerce
  • Menai & Sutherland Districts Business Chamber

Last updated: Monday, 21 July 2014