Winners of the 2023 Brightest & Best Business Awards announced

16 November 2023

Mayor of Waverley, Paula Masselos, had the pleasure this evening of announcing the winners of Waverley Council’s 2023 Brightest & Best Business Awards at a glittering awards ceremony at Bondi Pavilion.

The Brightest & Best awards celebrate the contribution our local businesses make to Waverley’s economic and social vibrancy and are open to businesses large or small that operate across the district.

All entries are assessed against their industry peers across 12 categories including Best New Business—awarded to Nourish Organic Marketplace, Bondi Junction— and Environmental Sustainability—awarded to Sage Beauty, Bondi Beach.

Mayor of Waverley, Paula Masselos, said this year’s winners exemplified Waverley’s entrepreneurial spirit, dedication to customer service and innovation.

“Our winners have all contributed to our area’s thriving and high-profile local economy in their own special way, from family businesses who have operated in Waverley for many years, to newcomers who are making their stamp on our area,” Mayor Masselos said.

“They help make Waverley a dynamic place to live, work and shop, and contribute to our status as a world-renowned destination.

“As a small business owner, I appreciate the time and effort that is required to grow a successful business and to succeed in this challenging economy.

“It’s wonderful being able to provide an opportunity to say, “thank you” and “congratulations” to our local businesses who work so hard day in and day out.”

Waverley Council congratulates the winners of the 2023 Brightest & Best Business Awards:

Best New Business of 2023

Beauty Services

Childcare & Education Services

Creative Business Services

Digital & Online Business

Entrepreneurial Innovation

Fitness & Wellbeing Services

General Retail


Professional Healthcare & Medical Services

Professional & Other Services

Environmental Sustainability

Waverley Council wishes to thank our Brightest & Best Business Awards major sponsor the Bondi & Districts Chamber of Commerce and our other generous sponsors Nuforma Pilates, Lets Go Surfing, Eastside Radio, Go Circular, The Beast magazine, Bondi Golf Club, Premio Trophies, Blue Hotel, the Sydney Roosters, Stephen Evans, Richardson & Wrench, Archi Architects, BTMH Tax and Bondi Innovation.

And don't forget...

Entries are now open in our Light Up Waverley festive lights competition. Light Up Waverley is open to all community members and there are six award categories to enter including best sustainable display. Decorate your front yard, balcony, window, school fence or store front for the chance to win one of six $250 gift cards. To find out more and enter, visit Thank you to our sponsor Premium Solutions Group for helping make Light Up Waverley possible. Entries close 6pm, Sunday 10 December.

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