The 2018 Central Coast Business Awards. Thank you to all who attended this amazing night!

Business Award Winners of 2018 

Successful Start Up Award – This category is open to innovative businesses that have commenced operations in the last three years and generate economic growth for the Central Coast. The judges will be looking for businesses having a unique competitive advantage that ensures they are sustainable – both economically and environmentally – in the medium to long term. This award is sponsored by Veolia and the winner is: Depot Food Company 

Outstanding Tourism Experience Award – This category is open to hospitality operators within the Central Coast. The judges will pay particular attention to how management achieves all-round business excellence and demonstrates their commitment in consistently delivering an exceptional visitor experience. This award is sponsored by UCI and the winner is: Wings Wildlife Park

Excellence in Manufacturing Award – This category is open to Central Coast manufacturing firms who have achieved commercial success through innovative and progressive manufacturing capabilities and can demonstrate their consideration of best environmental practice. This award is sponsored by Hon Roger Jaensch MP, Member for Braddon and the winner isTongs Sheetmetal

Enhancing Regional Culture Award – This category is open to organisations who are contributing to our Central Coast community through activities involving charitable and volunteer work and initiatives in social enterprise. This category also recognises sporting and arts groups, festival, cultural and community events and organisations that positively impact on, and generate outcomes that, have long term benefits for the cultural lifestyle of the Central Coast region. This award is sponsored by Degree C and the winner isLeap Occupational Therapy

Innovation Award – This category is open to organisations that have achieved outstanding commercial success and sustainable growth. Entrants should demonstrate initiative and willingness to undertake bold new ventures within Central Coast. This category is open to those that can demonstrate the ability to adapt to ever changing operating environments. This award is sponsored by Switch Tasmania and the winner is: Premium Fresh

Outstanding Customer Service Award – Individual – This category recognises and encourages outstanding customer service given by any individual in a Central Coast business. Nominations should outline customer experiences where an individual has gone out of their way to provide excellent and caring service. This award is sponsored by The Advocate and the winner’s are: Conor Smith (Ulverstone Bicyles) and Makayla Blackman (Meridian Healthy and Beauty) 

Outstanding Customer Service Award – Business – this category recognises and encourages outstanding customer service practices and policies by any business in the Central Coast municipality. Nominations should provide details of these practices and how they have achieved the desired outcomes. 

Outstanding Customer Service – Health and Beauty Sector sponsored by Fulllife Pharmacy and the winner is Curlysue Salon

Outstanding Customer Service – Retail Sector sponsored by the Goodstone Group and the winner is Central Coast Heating

Outstanding Customer Service – Hospitality Sector sponsored by Home Travel Company and the winner is Jo & Co Cafe

Outstanding Customer Service – Service Sector sponsored by Steadfast Taswide Insurance Brokers and the winner is Ian Liley Optometrists

Business of the year 2018 – All winners from the above awards are eligible to be awarded the Business of the Year title. This award is sponsored by Sea FM and 7AD, and the winner is: Depot Food Company 

Thank you to our incredible sponsors!