With the announcement of the annual business awards, we shine a spotlight on Capital Far South Coast’s best and brightest businesses.

The calibre of our local businesses and business people never fails to impress me. Nowhere is this more evident than in the list of finalists and winners for the 2017 Capital Far South Coast Regional Business Awards. 

The Far South Coast Regional Business Awards recognise excellence in business, leadership, entrepreneurship, sustainability, innovation, business growth and employment practices across the Capital Far South Coast Region.

This year’s winners represent a fantastic cross section of businesses from across the region, ranging from Six8 Coffee Roasters in Yass to SkyDive Oz in Moruya. 

All of these businesses will now go on represent the region at the NSW Business Chamber’s State Business Awards, to be held in Sydney in November, and I am optimistic that we will see one of them bring home a state award.  

I know you’ll join with me in congratulating all of our winners. 

Young Entrepreneur 
Winner - Isabel Darling, Torchlight Media, Batemans Bay 

Business Leader 
Winner - Adam Bantock, Clementine Restaurant, Yass 

Excellence in Small Business 
Winner - Yass Valley Tyre Service, Yass 

Excellence in Business 
Winner - Katungul Aboriginal Corporation Community and Medical Services, Narooma 

Excellence in Social Enterprise 
State Finalist - Six8 Coffee Roasters, Yass 

Start Up Superstar 
State Finalist - South Tribe, Batemans Bay 

Excellence in Innovation 
Winner - Moruya Waterfront Hotel Motel, Moruya 

Excellence in Sustainability 
State Finalist - Southlands Fruit and Vegetables, Moruya 

Employer of Choice 
Winner - Allens Training, Goulburn 

Excellence in Export 
State Finalist - Skydive Oz, Moruya 

Local Chamber of Commerce 
Winner - Cooma Chamber of Commerce 

I’d also invite you to attend on of up upcoming Workplace Updates. These are a great resource for employers and professionals responsible for HR matters in the workplace, as they cover practical knowledge to assist in complying with Australian workplace legislation. There are events in Cooma and Goulburn on 26 October, and Bateman’s Bay on 27 October.

Gary Ryan
Regional Manager | Capital Far South Coast
These awards are a wonderful opportunity to celebrate excellence in the local business community and showcase their success at a local, regional and state level.