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Mayor’s Business Commendation Awards

The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters is full of small business success stories.

The Mayor’s Business Commendation Awards are open to businesses who have served our City for ten years or more. Businesses are invited to self-nominate on this page. 

Mayor's Commendation Awards Page ImageThe Mayor’s Business Commendation Awards recognise small businesses that contribute to our City’s unique cosmopolitan lifestyle and sense-of-place, which makes our City so liveable.

Who can nominate

The commendations are open to small businesses that have been operating in the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters for a minimum of 10 years. Please refer to the definitions below for further information.

How to nominate

Applications are now open for small businesses to self-nominate for a commendation.

Awards and criteria:

  • 10+ years Bronze Commendation
  • 25+ years Silver Commendation
  • 50+ years Gold Commendation
  • 3+ generations Generational Family Business Commendation.

Nominate now

The decision to grant a commendation is at the Mayor’s absolute discretion. Commendations will be presented at the mid-year networking event.

Applications are open all year round and the presentation date will depend on the date of the confirmation of the application.


Small business

The Australian Bureau of Statistics defines a small business as one that employs fewer than 20 people.

Please be aware that should your business employ more than 20 people, the discretion of the Mayor and Council Staff will be used to determine the eligibility of the business.

Qualifying period of operation

Current proprietors of independent small businesses are those that:

  • have operated continuously within the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters for at least 10 years
  • are generational family businesses of any size where the business has been operated by the same family within the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters for three or more generations in succession. A minimum qualifying period of 10 years for the current proprietor applies.

The qualifying period for applicants commences from the year the applicant became a financial partner or proprietor in the business.

Previous Award Recipients

3+ Generational Family Business

European Cafe - 2021

50+ Years Gold Commendation

Italia Ceramics - 2023

Rio Coffee - 2023

25+ Years Silver Commendation

Caleche Bridal House - 2021

Natural Floors - 2021
Venture Corporate Recharge - 2021
European Cafe - 2021
Ambrosini's Restaurant - 2021
DeConno & Blanco Insurance Brokers - 2022
McConnell's Furnishings & Upholstery - 2023
Outdoors on Parade - 2023
Art Images Gallery - 2023

10+ Years Bronze Commendation

NumberWorks'nWords - 2021

Heidelberg Cakes - 2021
Granite Kitchen Makeovers - 2021
Well2 - 2021
Leaver & Son Piano & Furniture Specialists - 2021
Send a Gourmet Basket - 2022
James Thredgold Jeweller - 2022
Taste of Nepal - 2023
Australian Medical Placements Health, Education & Training - 2023
Adelaide Property Renovations - 2023
Bambrick Legal - 2023
No Strings Attached Theatre of Disability - 2023
The Rising Sun Inn - 2023
Gilberts Accounting - 2023
Treetops Early Learning Centres Pty Ltd (Stepney) - 2023
The Engraving Crew - 2023

 More information

The Mayor’s Business Commendation Awards is part of the Council’s Civic Recognition Program which recognises outstanding achievements, voluntary contributions and significant milestones of members of the community, local groups and/or organisations and businesses.

For more information about this Program, download: Civic Recognition Policy


Economic Development & Strategy Unit
T: 08 8366 4555