City business vie for state gong

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City business vie for state gong

Get Sydney - 21 November 2014

Eleven businesses operating in the City of Sydney area are in the running for top honours at the upcoming 2014 NSW Business Chamber Business Awards.

Eleven businesses operating in the City of Sydney area are in the running for top honours at the upcoming 2014 NSW Business Chamber Business Awards.

Seven city-based companies, two local chambers, one training college and a museum are award finalists after being named winners in the South East Regional awards in July. 

The state winners will be announced on 28 November.

Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore congratulated the finalists, describing small-to-medium businesses as the “engine room” of the city’s thriving local economy.

“These finalists are drawn from a very talented pool of businesses operating in our area and the Business Awards help us promote their talents and capabilities on the state-wide stage,” she said.

“Small and medium-sized businesses are thriving in the City of Sydney. Over the past five years around 2,000 new businesses have opened and employment has grown by 13.6 per cent.

The city recently sponsored the Excellence in Small Business category, paving the way for the winners to progress to the NSW-wide honours. 

Two businesses took out multiple category honours, including Redfern-based recruitment firm, The Recruitment Alternative, headed by Michael Spiropoulos.

Mr Spiropoulos, started his small recruitment business in the spare room of his house seven years ago and is thrilled his hard work and innovation have paid off with the regional gong that takes him to the state finals.

“I want to thank the City of Sydney for supporting small business and sponsoring this award,” said Mr Spiropoulos. 

“It’s hugely important that small businesses be recognised for the contribution they make to the economy and the community. 

“I’m honoured to be given the opportunity to join my fellow nominees at the upcoming state finals.”

City of Sydney-based finalists in the NSW Business Chamber Awards are:

  • Recruitment Alternative, Redfern (joint winner with Gallop Solutions Leichhardt)
  • Australian Museum, CBD (excellence in sustainability)
  • Vision Personal Training, Darlinghurst (young entrepreneur Dean Williams)
  • Opal Minded, The Rocks (business leader Renata Bernard, joint winner with Mark Bishop, Ocular Robotics, Hurstville)
  • Suzy Spoon’s Vegetarian Butcher, Newtown (excellence in innovation)
  • Redback Conferencing, Sydney (employer of choice)
  • Australian Doula College, Rosebery (excellence in business ethics)
  • AccessEAP, Sydney (excellence in business)
  • Plum, Rosebery (excellence in export)
  • Newtown Precinct Business Association and South Sydney Business Chamber (joint winners Local Chamber of Commerce)

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