And the winners are...

More than 90 Blue Mountains’ businesses celebrated small business success at the Fairmont Resort, Leura last week.

MC Tiriel Mora, a local resident and actor kept the evening moving through the 25 awards presentations assisted by Helen Sweeney of Diva Transformations. Mataya Young from Katoomba, entertained the audience with her jazz renditions while David Hutchinson accompanied on guitar.

President of the Regional Business Chamber Peita Davies said she was proud that “as a small business community we are sending three individual business people and seven small businesses to represent us at the NSW Business Awards on November 17.”

State Award winners

  • Young Business Executive Award: Bree Curnuck, Eagle View Estate
  • Young Entrepreneur Award: Dean Edmonds, E-Smart Solar
  • Business Leader Award: Lyn Smith,  Woodford Homes
  • Excellence in Small Business Award - 20 employees or less: Mountain Whispers – The MW Collection
  • Excellence in Business Award - 20 employees or more: Woodford Homes
  • Excellence in Social Enterprise Award: Cancer Wellness Support
  • Start Up Superstar Award: Just Pressed, Blue Mountains Love
  • Excellence in Innovation Award: Ask Roz
  • Excellence in Sustainability Award: Rubyfruit
  • Employer of Choice Award: Richards Financial Services

Regional Award winners

  • Retail Business Award: Beaut-T- Ful Bags
  • Customer Service Award: Mountain Whispers – The MW Collection
  • Hospitality Business Award: Bygone Beautys
  • Creative Services Award: Wild Valley Art Park
  • Business Services Award: Woodford Homes
  • Home Based Business Award: Illuminart
  • Excellence in Accommodation Award – more than 15 beds: Blue Mountains YHA
  • Boutique Accommodation Provider Award: Shelton-Lea B&B
  • Tour/Transport Operator Excellence Award: Bygone Beautys
  • Employee Inclusion Award: Mount Victoria Manor
  • People’s Choice Award: Glen Isla Luxury Blue Mountains Accommodation

Highly Commended

  • Start Up Superstar Award: The Stray Whisker
  • Customer Service Award:  Eagle View Escape
  • Home Based Business Award: Conveyancing Smart

Hall of Fame

  • Excellence in Sustainability Award: Rubyfruit
  • Excellence in Innovation Award: Ask Roz

Regional Business of Year

  • Harry Hammon Award: Rubyfruit
Lyn Smith, Woodford Homes receiving her Business Leader Award from Matthew Roozendaal, Local Markets Manager and Teleah Brown, Nepean Business Hub.

Lyn Smith, Woodford Homes receiving her Business Leader Award from Matthew Roozendaal, Local Markets Manager and Teleah Brown, Nepean Business Hub.

Jesse and Meredith Rowe, Sylvia Ubelhoer, Karen Lister, Tracey Yared, Samantha & Mark Alston, Ezra Mahon, Max Steele, Hereward Dundas-Taylor and Anthea Hammon.

Jesse and Meredith Rowe, Sylvia Ubelhoer, Karen Lister, Tracey Yared, Samantha & Mark Alston, Ezra Mahon, Max Steele, Hereward Dundas-Taylor and Anthea Hammon.

Business Award winners off to the NSW Business Awards on 17 November 2017.  Photos: Brigitte Grant Photography

Business Award winners off to the NSW Business Awards on 17 November 2017. Photos: Brigitte Grant Photography

Mount Victoria Manor Estate receiving the Employee Inclusion Award from Martin Wren, Managing Director of Nova Employment.

Mount Victoria Manor Estate receiving the Employee Inclusion Award from Martin Wren, Managing Director of Nova Employment.

Glen Isla Luxury Blue Mountains Accommodation receiving the People’s Choice Award from Sylvia Ong, BlueMountainsAustralia.com

Glen Isla Luxury Blue Mountains Accommodation receiving the People’s Choice Award from Sylvia Ong, BlueMountainsAustralia.com

Bree Curnuck, Eagle View Escape receiving her Young Executive Award from Elaine Arriguette, BM Gazette

Bree Curnuck, Eagle View Escape receiving her Young Executive Award from Elaine Arriguette, BM Gazette

Dean Edmonds, E-Smart Solar receiving the Young Entrepreneur Award from Joe Mercieca, Blue Eco Homes

Dean Edmonds, E-Smart Solar receiving the Young Entrepreneur Award from Joe Mercieca, Blue Eco Homes

Ask Roz, picking up their Excellence in Innovation Award from Bernie Fehon, CEO Blue Mountains Economic Enterprise

Ask Roz, picking up their Excellence in Innovation Award from Bernie Fehon, CEO Blue Mountains Economic Enterprise

The team from Clean Slate Cafe waiting to enter the Awards Gala Dinner.

The team from Clean Slate Cafe waiting to enter the Awards Gala Dinner.

Mountain Whispers The MW Collection picking up their second for the night – The Customer Service Award being presented by Julie Bargenquast, Executive General Manager, Blue Mountains Regional Business Chamber on behalf of Digital Age Lawyers

Mountain Whispers The MW Collection picking up their second for the night – The Customer Service Award being presented by Julie Bargenquast, Executive General Manager, Blue Mountains Regional Business Chamber on behalf of Digital Age Lawyers

Peita Davies, President of the Chamber and Managing Director, realestate.com.au Home Loans presenting the Employer of Choice Award to Richards Financial Services

Peita Davies, President of the Chamber and Managing Director, realestate.com.au Home Loans presenting the Employer of Choice Award to Richards Financial Services