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Bass Coast,
14
August
2017
|
08:16
Australia/Melbourne

New business wins best business

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Inverloch children’s wear business, Norte, took out Business of the Year on Friday evening at Bass Coast Shire Council’s biggest Business Awards yet.

Norte, that also won New Business Award, was founded by sisters, Amy and Casey Hill, who undertook extensive research prior to launching their brand to ensure the business had the best chance of success.

Bass Coast Mayor, Cr Pamela Rothfield, said the judges were also impressed by Norte’s support of local community, including sporting teams, events and primary schools.

“The business also donates a portion of its profits from their Peace Out t-shirt range to Save the Children, and donates jackets to families in need at the Safe Steps Family Response Centre,” Cr Rothfield said.

Phillip Island Helicopters also had a very successful night, taking home the People’s Choice Business of the Year Award, as well as the People’s Choice Tourism/Attraction Award and Business Excellence 6+ Employees Award.

It was also runner-up in the Marketing and Promotion category.

A new award – the Business Innovation Award – was awarded for the first time to The Wonthaggi Market, and the Phillip Island Tenpin Bowling and Entertainment Centre was also inducted into the Hall of Fame for the Good Access is Good Business category.

Cr Rothfield said it was a fantastic night, with over 190 people attending from over 35 different Bass Coast businesses.

“I’d like to congratulate everyone who was involved in the Business Awards this year, including all of the award winners and finalists, and everyone who entered, nominated or voted for a business,” Cr Rothfield said.

“I’d also like to thank our sponsors on the evening, and Council’s Economic Development Team who worked tirelessly to make this year’s event another huge success.”

2017 Award Winners

2017 Bass Coast People's Choice Award winners

Health and Lifestyle Award – BH beauty.skin.body, Wonthaggi

Hospitality Award – Cheeky Goose Café, Cowes

Professional Services Award - Sargeants Conveyancing Bass Coast

Retail Business Award – Bass Strait Direct, Newhaven

Tourism/Attraction Award – Phillip Island Helicopters

Trades/Services Award – McHenry Motors, Cowes

2017 Bass Coast Business Award winners

Business Excellence 0-5 employees - proudly sponsored by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Winner – Coast Magazine, Cape Woolamai

Runner up – Harman Wines, Wattlebank

Business Excellence 6+ employees – proudly sponsored by Phillip Island RSL

Winner – Phillip Island Helicopters

Runner up – Maru Koala and Animal Park, Grantville

Marketing and Promotion - proudly sponsored by Destination Phillip Island

Winner – A Maze’N Things, Phillip Island

Runner up – Phillip Island Helicopters

New Business - proudly sponsored by Bass Coast Shire Council

Winner – Norte, Inverloch

Runner up – Freedom Organics, San Remo

Environment and Sustainability - proudly sponsored by Westernport Water

Winner – The Sociable Weaver, Cape Paterson

Runner up – San Remo IGA

Good Access is Good Business - proudly sponsored by Rural Access

Winner – Phillip Island Tenpin Bowling and Entertainment Centre

Runner up – Drift Media, Inverloch

Business Innovation Award – proudly sponsored by Bass Coast Shire Council

Winner – The Wonthaggi Market

2017 Bass Coast People's Choice Business of the Year

Winner - Phillip Island Helicopters

2017 Bass Coast Business of the Year

Winner - Norte, Inverloch

2017 Hall of Fame inductee

Phillip Island Tenpin Bowling and Entertainment Centre – Good Access is Good Business