Art House awarded for business excellence

The Art House, Wyong

The Art House has taken out two of the top spots in the 2021 Annual Business Awards organised by Business Wyong (formerly known as Wyong Regional Chamber of Commerce).

The performing arts centre at Wyong was awarded for Excellence in Business and Kristina Deminick received the accolade of Outstanding Employee.

The Fifth Element, a digital marketing and public relations company, also received awards – Excellence in Innovation and Excellence in Micro Business.

Jigsaw Autism Services received the award for Excellence in Small Business and The Glen Centre was named Outstanding Community Organisation.

Business Wyong had planned a gala awards night to showcase local businesses but had to cancel due to the ongoing COVID lockdown.

Secretary of Business Wyong, Jenny Darbin, said 2020-21 had been a challenging year for any business on the Central Coast.

“All the nominees of our 2021 Business Wyong Annual Awards have shown resilience and fortitude in their contribution to the local business community,” she said.

“Our thanks to all the nominees for participating, we congratulate our winners and wish them all every success as they move into the 2021 Business NSW Regional Awards coming up in October.

“Our thanks also to the valued sponsors of our awards program, Delta Electricity, Wyong Community Bank (Bendigo Bank), Ideal Future, Battery World Wyong and The Royal Hotel Wyong.

“With support such as theirs, Business Wyong is able to continue to advocate and represent all businesses in the Northern Growth Corridor,” Darbin said.

Over the past few months, Business Wyong has undergone a “re-branding” including a name change, new logo and website.

In June Wyong Regional Chamber of Commerce signed a new alliance agreement with Business NSW (formerly NSW Business Chamber) which included the name change to Business Wyong to align with the state organisation.

Sue Murray