Cheese is not only a favorite for you and I, but the judges too of this year’s Sunnys Business Awards.
The Cheesemaking Workshop was awarded four gongs at the celebration of Coffs Coast businesses on Saturday night.
With a deli offering about 160 different cheeses and kitchens to teach people the art of cheese making, The Cheesemaking Workshop proved to be cut above.
“The Cheesemaking guys are just taking it up another level,” Sunnys Business Awards coordinator Leonie Kennedy said.
Unable to separate the curd and the whey, The Cheesemaking Workshop was appointed joint Tourism Attractions winner with The Big Banana.
Judges could not split the winners of the Business of the Year award after Moonee Beach Tavern and Total Gardens and Landscape Supplies were awarded the top gong.
“Both companies stood out in their respective categories. The judges had a dilemma, they couldn’t split it,” Ms Kennedy said.
Diversity was a stand out at this year’s awards, with employment agencies, publishing houses, trade services, spa, taverns and garden centres amongst the many businesses sharing the limelight.
“It was really great having that diversity,” Ms Kennedy said.
Award winners will now get a chance to vie for the NSW Business Chamber Regional Awards at Port Macquarie next month. Winners then progress through the NSW Business Chamber State Business Awards in Sydney at the end of the year.
YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR (AGE 18-35): Melanie Browne The Cheesemaking Workshop
YOUNG BUSINESS EXECUTIVE (AGE 18-35): Jodi Wood Key Employment
BUSINESS LEADER (AGE 36+): Lyndall Dykes The Cheesemaking Workshop
EXCELLENCE IN INNOVATION: Key Employment
EXCELLENCE IN SUSTAINABILITY: Affirmations Publishing House
EXCELLENCE IN SMALL BUSINESS: The Cheesemaking Workshop
EMPLOYER OF CHOICE: Community Care Options
EXCELLENCE IN BUSINESS: DFM Financial
EXCELLENCE IN BUSINESS PRACTICES: Community Care Options
ACHIEVE ANYTHING: Scotty’s @ Sawty
RETAIL: Total Gardens and Landscape Supplies
EXCELLENCE IN SOCIAL ENTERPRISE: Australian Centre for Eating Disorders
NEW BUSINESS: Mr Plummer
MARKETING AND ADVERTISING: Fuji Xerox Business Centre Mid North Coast
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND STAFF TRAINING: Community Care Options
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES: Vivid Legal
TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY: Moonee Beach Tavern
TOURISM ATTRACTIONS: The Cheesemaking Workshop, The Big Banana (joint winners)