After months of nominations, public voting and mystery shoppers, Albert-Eden’s top businesses have been recognised at a special awards evening.
Ten businesses won at the Albert-Eden Business Awards held at Alexandra Park on Tuesday 17 May. It is the very first time the awards have been held. But Farro Fresh Epsom and Forage Café were the two big winners of the night.
Dominion Road’s Forage Café won the Supreme Award and Farro Fresh Epsom won the People's Choice Award after receiving almost 500 votes from the public.
Albert-Eden Local Board Deputy Chair Glenda Fryer is thrilled by the number of votes received by the public and the positive response by the businesses.
“We have been absolutely blown away by the quality of finalists. The awards are just one way we can celebrate and show our support to these local businesses.”
Chair Peter Haynes hopes the awards will become an annual event after this year’s success.
“The awards foster a sense of pride around the local business community, while communicating to the wider public the quality of businesses in our local board area.”
In total there were five categories and 48 finalists. The winners, chosen by a 7-person judging panel, are:
- Business & Professional Services
Winner: The Rumpus Room, Pt Chevalier
Highly Commended: Goodwin Property Management,
- Health & Beauty
Winner: Bay Audiology, Mt Eden
Highly Commended: Eden Quarter Pharmacy, Mt Eden
Winner: Forage Café, Mt Eden
Highly Commended: Petit Bocal, Sandringham
Highly Commended: Cazador, Balmoral
- Manufacturing & Trade
Winner: Presentations Design & Print, Dominion Rd
Winner: Farro Fresh Food, Epsom
Highly Commended: My Little Bakery, Mt Albert
Highly Commended: Time Out Books, Mt Eden.