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2023 Eastside Business Award winners announced with Gelato Bello inducted into the esteemed Hall of Fame


Winners of the 2023 Eastside Business Awards have been announced, with 11 local businesses recognised for excellence and Glynde-based gelati manufacturer, Gelato Bello, inducted into the esteemed Hall of Fame.

The winners received their awards from Mayor Robert Bria and the Minister for Small and Family Business, Hon Andrea Michaels MP, at the St Peters Banquet Hall last night.  

The event was also attended by City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters’ Elected Members, a diverse range of business owners, their family and friends, as well as representatives from Solstice Media, who worked closely with the Council to deliver the successful Awards program.

Mayor Bria said the Awards reinforced that the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters has some of the most highly regarded, resilient and creative businesses in South Australia.

This year the Awards attracted a record number of votes with, 11,062 across 11 categories.

Congratulating the finalists and winners at the event, Mayor Bria said: “It is one thing to be hardworking, another to be seen and heard. But it’s essential to be celebrated and acknowledged and that is what makes tonight such a special occasion.”

“This is the sixth Eastside Business Award ceremony and each year I stand here and feel a huge sense of pride to share this night with talented, driven, skilful and creative members of our community,” he added.

“On behalf of the Council, I extend my gratitude and appreciation for all of the businesses, the finalists and the winners, who have worked so hard and contributed significantly to the social and economic fabric of our City.

“To be an Award winner or finalist, shows that a business has had an exceptional impact not only on an individual, but also the wider community and that is something to be immensely proud of."

Hall of Fame winner, Gelato Bello, which opened in Glynde 27 years ago, still have its traditional gelateria shop front their today.

Not only do they sell from their Glynde store, but they also stock tubs of gelati in a number of supermarket retailers around the Country.

“This year’s other winners – from Mary MacKillop Museum, to Taste of Nepal, Cheeky Grin Coffee, Reform Distilling and Marden Continental - highlights the diversity of our economic community and why NPSP is such a popular place to shop, dine, grab a coffee or beer or enjoy a cultural experience.”

The winner in each category received $1,000 of digital advertising services with Solstice Media and $1,000 of business advisory services thanks to John Zerella and his team at AFM Services.

The businesses crowned the Best in the East for 2023 are:

Hall of Fame (20+ years)
Gelato Bello
87 Glynburn Road, Glynde

Best Arts & Culture/Entertainment
Mary MacKillop Museum
4 High Street, Kensington

Best Café/Restaurant
Taste of Nepal
300 The Parade, Kensington

Best Coffee
Cheeky Grin Coffee.
74 Gage Street, Firle

Best Customer Experience
Wheel&Barrow Homewares
140 The Parade, Norwood

Best Fashion Retailer
Boutique Mon Ami
121 Glynburn Road, Glynde

Best Food/Beverage Manufacturer
Reform Distilling
91 Little Rundle Street, Kent Town

Best Hair/Beauty Salon
Sueno Hair
326b Magill Road, St Morris

Best Independent Small Business
Marden Continental
Marden Shopping Centre
Shop 6, 9-21 Lower Portrush Road. 

Best Professional Service
Explore Potential Consulting
18 Fullarton Road, Norwood 

Best Pub/Bar
The Colonist
44 The Parade, Norwood

Media enquiries: Robert Bria – 0431 754 077