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Eastside Business Awards: the results are in!

21/04/2020

Winners of the 2020 Eastside Business Awards have been unveiled with 11 local businesses recognised for excellence across 12 categories.

Salon ORBE, an institution for hair and beauty on The Parade, Norwood which is celebrating 25 years, was crowned Best Hair/Beauty salon and also inducted into the prestigious Eastside Business Awards Hall of Fame.

Stepney beverage manufacturer Little Bang Brewing Company, has taken out an award for the third year in a row as they were again voted as Best Pub/Bar, this time for their new tap room in Henry Street, Stepney.

Royston Park eatery The Lab Food & Coffee, has continued to perfect their chemistry being voted Best Café for the second year in a row.

Mayor Robert Bria paid credit to all winners and finalists, together with the City’s broader business community, as they face the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“In what is a challenging time for many of our local businesses, the Eastside Business Awards is an excellent way to recognise the efforts made by our business community and their contributions to the fabric of our City.”

Mayor Bria also calls on the community to get behind our local traders and businesses

“With the COVID-19 pandemic impacting our economy, it is absolutely essential that our local business sector is supported by our local community.

“Whether it be through purchasing a takeaway meal or shopping online, I encourage you to continue supporting traders in your neighbourhood where possible and when safe to do so.”

The awards evening, scheduled for Tuesday 21 April, was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however Mayor Robert Bria will visit each of the winners on Wednesday 22 April to personally congratulate them and present their awards.

A total of 305 local businesses received their share of more than 6,800 public votes, with 36 individual businesses being shortlisted as finalists. [link to finalists article]

The businesses crowned the ‘best in the east’ for 2020 are:

Hall of Fame (20+ years)

ORBE

174 The Parade, Norwood

 

Best Café

The Lab Food + Coffee

313 Payneham Road, Royston Park

 

Best Fashion Retailer

Shouz Boutique

1/205 The Parade, Norwood

 

Best Restaurant

Fine and Fettle

Unit 4, 57 Magill Road, Stepney

 

Best Coffee

Pave Café

138b The Parade, Norwood

 

Best Pub/Bar

Little Bang Brewing Company

25 Henry Street, Stepney

 

Best Hair/Beauty Salon

ORBE

174 The Parade, Norwood

 

Best Customer Experience

Foot & Leg Centre

Level 2, Suite 4, 58 King William Street, Kent Town

 

Best Independent Retailer

Semmens Property Management

170 Magill Road, Norwood

 

Best Entertainment Venue

HOYTS Norwood

185 The Parade, Norwood

 

Best Emerging/Start-Up Business

GR Phones Norwood

3/1 Margaret Street, Norwood

 

Best Food/Beverage Manufacturer

Goodies and Grains

22 Nelson Street, Stepney

The Eastside Business Awards is an annual awards program for businesses located in the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters. The awards are run by the Council in partnership with The Messenger to recognise and celebrate the achievements of businesses in the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters.