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Awards shine light on local businesses

Published: 19 May 2016

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Which one of your favourite local businesses won big at the Albert-Eden Business Awards 2016?

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:

  1. Business & Professional Services

          Winner: The Rumpus Room, Pt Chevalier

          Highly Commended: Goodwin Property Management,

          Mt Albert

  1. Health & Beauty

          Winner: Bay Audiology, Mt Eden

          Highly Commended: Eden Quarter Pharmacy, Mt Eden

  1. Hospitality

          Winner: Forage Café, Mt Eden

          Highly Commended: Petit Bocal, Sandringham

          Highly Commended: Cazador, Balmoral

  1. Manufacturing & Trade

          Winner: Presentations Design & Print, Dominion Rd

  1. Retail

          Winner: Farro Fresh Food, Epsom

          Highly Commended: My Little Bakery, Mt Albert

          Highly Commended: Time Out Books, Mt Eden.

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