Fun Haus a finalist for business innovation award

Photos: Lisa Haymes

The Ettalong Beach-based arts and culture organisation, Naughty Noodle Fun Haus, has been recognised for their role in social innovation after being named as a finalist in the 2021 Central Coast Regional Business Awards.

The Haus was nominated for the ‘Excellence in Innovation’ award which aims to recognise a business ‘that has made significant contributions to their industry and/or community, or implemented innovative solutions for new and existing business needs’.

Organisation director, Juan Iocco, said the Haus helps foster creativity and exploration to bring people together – audiences and artists, the community and grass-roots organisations, local businesses and global corporates.

“As social innovators we are intentionally utilising contemporary arts and culture as our tool of mass
construction, challenging what the Central Coast is capable of delivering through the development of a unique… sector,” Iocco said.

“We are an innovative NFP social enterprise that has adapted and thrived through not only COVID-19, but [through] political challenges and economic constraints.

“We are presenting a pathway that is mobilised by cooperation and it’s further fostering a resilient culture of sharing, relationships and collective action – there is so much to gain from contemporary global socially-conscious entertainment that’s promoting the visibility and voices of women, LGBTIQ, Aboriginal and Torres Strait and [disabled] folks.

“For us as an organisation, it’s about intentionally building collaborative networks with talented people, leading local and global businesses and innovative organisations for new thinking and measurable positive outcomes for the Coast.

“This is where the fun happens.”

The Haus is up against Wyong-based business service, Jazoodle, and cleaning product business SpotGo for the top prize.

Each category is judged by a panel of up to three judges that are selected from subject matter experts, Business Award program partners or Business NSW and Business Australia executive management.

The winner of each category will be announced at the 2021 Central Coast Business Awards Gala event on Friday, October 8 and will then go on to compete against the best from across NSW at the 2021 State Business Awards on November 26.

Media release, Sep 21
Naughty Noodle Fun Haus