Waverley Council congratulates our Brightest and Best local businesses!

15 November 2018

Waverley Council congratulates our Brightest and Best local businesses!

The winners of the Waverley Brightest and Best Local Business Awards were announced last night at a stellar gala dinner held at Easts Leagues Club, Bondi Junction.

Waverley Mayor, John Wakefield, was proud to present Hunter Labour Hire, Bondi Junction, with the award for Business of the Year. Hunter Labour Hire also won the award for Professional Services. Brenda Miley from Lets Go Surfing- Bondi was named Business Person of the Year. Lets Go Surfing also won the award for Specialised Business.

The awards, now in their 13th year, recognise, promote and reward the contributions hard-working businesses make to Waverley’s thriving economy.

Waverley Council is a major sponsor of the awards which were hosted for the first time by Precedent Productions.

Mayor Wakefield said the finalists were leaders in their field, creative, innovative, and delivered excellent customer service.

“Small business is a critical component of the local economy and a major contributor to our area’s live-ability and vitality,” Mayor Wakefield said.

“Waverley is home to more than 34,000 actively trading businesses. With a population of 72,000 people that’s a ratio of two people for every business.”

Steve Loe, Managing Director, Precedent Productions said:While only one business from each category can be recognised as a winner, the achievements of all finalists are worth being recognised and celebrated”.

“The finalists’ excitement was palpable and, as always, people celebrated not just their own success, but cheered for everyone else in the room,” Mr Loe said.

Waverley Council would like to thank all the sponsors who supported last night’s event.

Awards went to:

Business of the Year- Hunter Labour Hire, Bondi Junction

Business Person of the Year- Brenda Miley, Lets Go Surfing- Bondi

Bakery/cake shop- Shuk Bakery, North Bondi

Beauty services- Sage Beauty, North Bondi

Cafe- Getrude & Alice Cafe Bookstore, Bondi Beach

Childcare services- Little Feet Early Learning and Childcare, Waverley

Education service- Mermaid Swim Academy- Bondi Beach

Fashion shop- Bondi Bandits, Bondi Beach

Fast food/takeaway- Bonditony's Burger Joint, Bondi Beach

Fitness Service- KX Bondi Junction

Florist- Florid Flowers, Waverley

Fresh food retail- Fruitologist, Bondi

Hairdresser- Intershape, Bondi Junction

Health improvement service- Bondi Dental, Bondi Beach

Jewellery store- Jacobsons Jewellrey, Bondi Junction

Performing Arts- Bondi Dance Company, Bondi Beach

Pet care- Bondi House Vet, Bondi Beach

Professional services- Hunter Labour Hire, Bondi Junction

Real estate agency- Century 21 Armstrong-Smith, Bondi Junction

Restaurant- Blanca, Bondi Beach

Specialised business- Lets Go Surfing, Bondi Beach

Youth Award- Leah Wei, International School of Music, Bondi