Awesome Array Of Businesses Recognised At Awards

Small business owners were recognised for their outstanding commitment to the Hills Shire at the 2016 Sydney Hills Business Awards at Castle Hill RSL on Wednesday.

Hills Shire Mayor Dr Michelle Byrne congratulated the winners, describing small businesses as the backbone of the community.

“More than 99 per cent of all businesses in The Hills are either small or home-based businesses. In fact, 89 per cent of Hills’ businesses employ 0-4 people,” Mayor Byrne said.

“Small businesses help shape the identity of our suburbs, town centres, main streets and shopping centres.”

“It’s hard to imagine Rouse Hill Town Centre without Award nominees Coffee Emporium, or North Rocks Shopping Centre without Café Dodici. Castle Towers without Robert Cliff Master Jewellers, Northmead without Karin Murton Hair Design and Norwest Market Town without Norwest Florists.”

Mayor Byrne said she was impressed by the number of new businesses popping up and making a name for themselves.

“There were many new businesses among the finalists this year, along with many established players who have been plying their trade in The Hills for decades.”

“The difference between great businesspeople and ordinary businesspeople is that great businesspeople will be just as enthusiastic whether they’ve been here for five minutes of 15 years.”

“On behalf of The Hills Shire Council, I want to congratulate all the winners of the 2016 Sydney Hills Business Awards, particularly Business of the Year Harcourts Hills Living, and Business Person Of The Year Lielette Calleja.”

“It is an exciting time to be in business in the Hills and I look forward to seeing our businesses continue to grow and flourish.”

2016 Award Winners

Category Name Business Name
Antiques, Art, Crafts and Gifts Silver Star Crafts
Automotive Services Rapid Auto Service Centre
Bakery/Cake Shop Essence Patisserie
Beauty Services Laser Clinics Australia – Rouse Hill Town Centre
Cafe Yellow Brick Cafe – Home Hub Castle Hill
Child Care Services Gracelands Early Education Centre
Education Service The Hills Learning Centre
Fashion Shop Jo Mercer – Castle Towers
Fast Food/Takeaway Pizza Cutters
Fitness Services Build A Body
Florist Bella Fiore Floral Designs
Fresh Food Toms Family Butchery – Rouse Hill Village Centre
Hairdresser Karin Murton Hair Design
Health Improvement Services Mindworx Psychology
Home Furniture Store King Living – Home Hub Castle Hill
Jewellery Store Robert Cliff Master Jewellers – Castle Towers
New Business Hills District Mums
Pet Care Pet Resorts of Australia
Pharmacy Friendly Pharmacy – The Village Green
Professional Services Anderson Boemi Lawyers
Real Estate Agency Harcourts Hills Living
Restaurant George’s Gourmet Pizzeria
Specialised Business Pine Tea & Coffee
Travel Agency Flight Centre – Stockland Baulkham Hills
Youth Award Beauty At The Towers – Castle Towers
Business Person of the Year All That Counts
Business of the Year Harcourts Hills Living

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