The Chamber of Commerce pulled out all the stops to hold this year’s Business Excellence Awards, and their organisational efforts certainly paid off.
It was a packed house at Beef & Beach, and the crowd were in a great mood – cheerful, casual, comfortable. Starting with a few drinks, a bit of music, chit chat, and then seated for the formal proceedings.
A big part of the reason this night was so successful, is directly attributable to Esther Button and her fantastic MC work. She was delightful and charming, hitting just the right note with the crowd.
Big congratulations go to all the winners, in particular Business of the Year, IGA, which is celebrating its 10th birthday this year. (IGA Manager Rachel O’Connor couldn’t make it, but The Lennox Wave will be catching up with her and her team this week.)
Unfortunately the Chamber received no nominations for the Hospitality Award, but came up with the ingenious idea of a People’s Choice Award: a ballot held on the night. No, it’s not surprising that Beef & Beach won, considering it was the venue for the event and top of people’s minds, but they deserved it! The food was tops and the service was great.
And Café Marius should feel very heartened winning second place on such an occasion.
The Hospitality award was sponsored by Southern Cross Credit Union, strong contributors to the Business Awards and the Chamber of Commerce. Full list of winners and sponsors is below.
|IGA||Business of the Year||Tursa|
|Club Lennox Fundraising Committee||Outstanding Contribution to the Business Community||Northern Star|
|Inner Beauty||Retail and Customer Service||Novaskill and Lennox Head Pharmacy|
|Kennedy Surveying||Professional Services||Mulcahy Lawyers|
|Summerland Coast||Tourism and Accommodation||NSW Business Chamber and Swell Property|
|Cotopia||Environment||Lois Buckett Real Estate|
|Insight Pest Management||Trades Services and Home Based Business||Cotopia and Chemdry|
|Night of Elegance||Best Community Event||IGA|
|Rock of Ages||Arts & Media||Elders Lennox Head and Active Life Matters|
|Beef & Beach||Hospitality||Southern Cross Credit Union|
|OTHER SPONSORS||Ramada Hotel & Suites|
|Lennox Head Surf|
|Lennox Head Butcher|