North well represented in annual awards

Breakfast With Alpacas at Jilliby is an Outstanding Start-up finalist in the business awards.

Finalists have been announced in the 2021 Central Coast Business Awards from a pool of about 100 entries across 10 different categories.

The Central Coast NSW Business Awards recognise growth, entrepreneurship, and celebrates business success and resilience.

“These awards are a wonderful opportunity to showcase the ingenuity, strength and resilience of Central Coast businesses,” said Business NSW Regional Director Paula Martin.

“The past few years have been incredibly tough as businesses have been impacted bushfires, floods and now COVID.

“When we launched these awards earlier in the year, we hadn’t expected we would be dealing with the current lockdown.

“Like our business members, we too have pivoted and plan to announce the winners of each category at a gala event delivered with the same usual glitz and glamour on October 8 in a unique and exciting online ceremony that is safe for all our community.

With the support of Platinum Sponsor NBN Co and Premium Partner The University of Newcastle, Business NSW will hand deliver a full celebratory experience straight to finalist and guest homes to enjoy while they watch a live stream of the event, which means family, staff and friends can all join in celebrating successes on the night.

Winners of the 2021 Central Coast Business Awards will then represent the region at the State Business Awards to be held in November.

“Based on the calibre of this year’s finalists, I expect that our regional winners will again do very well at the State Business Awards.” Martin said.

The 2021 Central Coast Business Awards finalists are:

Employer of Choice – North Construction & Building, Home Instead Central Coast, Gosford RSL Club, Ryan & Seton Lawyers and Healthe Care North Gosford.

Outstanding Young Business Leader – Amanda Woodbine of Australia Reptile Park, Cooper Jitts of TALK Agency, Bridie Luke of Men who Scrub and Cameron Bik of Coffey Testing.

Outstanding Business Leader – Carmen Perrin of Viva La Vintage, Michael Seton of Ryan & Seton Lawyers and Tim Faulkner of Australian Reptile Park.

Excellence in Micro Business – Central Coast SEO & Web Design, Diamond Beauty Mingara, WOW Agency, LEP Digital and Quick Fix Solar & Electrical.

Excellence in Small Business – Cultural Choice, Zero Fox Pasta, Photos2Archive,, SpotGo Premium Cleaning Products, Riverside Dental Spa, Ryan & Seton Lawyers, Mogrify and Jigsaw Autism Services

Excellence in Business – Industree Group, Gosford Micrographics and Scanning, Nurses Now, Home Instead Central Coast, Australian Reptile Park, CCLO Living, TALK Agency and The Art House Wyong.

Excellence in Innovation – Naughty Noodle Fun Haus Inc., SpotGo Premium Cleaning Products and Jazoodle.

Outstanding Community Organisation – Iris Foundation Australia and The Glen Centre.

Outstanding Start-up – Breakfast with Alpacas, Cooper & Sons Gardens, Ducks Nuts Co., Mel Wrote It, Wyong Cake Palace, Amelio Health, Spend With Us, Men who Scrub and Cute AF Pets.

Outstanding Employee – Zac Bower of Australian Reptile Park, Lee-anne Hollis of CCLO Living and Kristina Deminick of The Art House.

Media release, Sep 20
Business NSW Central Coast

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