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Bega Valley Business Awards Finalists

Sapphire Conveyancing

The finalists for the Bega Valley Business Awards have been announced. There were over 900 nominations across 18 categories from businesses all across the shire which have now be narrowed down to 3 finalists in each category.

Chair of the Forum Nigel Ayling said, “We were very pleased with the response, and it was great to see so much diversity in the nominations. Our judges looked a range of criteria in assessing the finalists and with so many good nominations it will be very hard to select the winners.”

The full list of finalists are;

  • Excellence in Innovation and Sustainability
    • Green Queen – Bega
    • Tathra Beach House Apartments
    • Saarinen Organics – Wyndham
  • Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion
    • Tulgeen Disability Service
    • Combat House – Pambula
    • Cheryl’s Personal Support Services – Bega
  • Outstanding Community Organisation
    • Sapphire Community Projects Inc – Bega
    • Bega Valley Meals on Wheels – Bega
    • Sapphire Life Opportunities – Merimbula
  • Excellence in Construction, Trades and Services
    • Ardy’s Automotive – Pambula
    • GB Mechanical Repairs -Eden
    • Greg Eastman Electrical – Bega
  • Excellence in Retail
    • Darcie Nicol Floral Design – Bega
    • Dodd & Dwyer Capital Chemist Merimbula
    • Eden Antiques and Collectables
  • Excellence in Health, Beauty and Wellness
    • In2skin – Merimbula
    • Lisa Jane Skin and Beauty – Bega
    • Tathra Beach Personal Training Studio
  • Excellence in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
    • Dwyer Properties – Merimbula
    • Bermagui Veterinary Clinic
    • Commonwealth Bank Australia Bega
  • Excellence in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
    • Australian Training Company – Merimbula
    • Bega Motorcycles
    • Supply Central – Eden
  • Excellence in Hospitality
    • Club Sapphire
    • Cobargo Hotel Motel
    • Toast Cafe Pambula
  • Outstanding Visitor Experience (Tourism)
    • Great southern Trike tours – Eden
    • Tathra Beach Eco Camp
    • Tiny Zoo – Tathra
  • Employer of Choice
    • East Coast Radio – Bega
    • Carmen Thomson – Merimbula
    • Florabel – Eden
  • Excellence in Micro Business (1-5 employees)
    • Coast Property Group – Merimbula
    • Wendy’s Mobile Vet – Eden
    • Daisy Hill Photography – Buckajo
  • Excellence in Small Business (6-9 employees)
    • Sapphire Conveyancing – Merimbula
    • G H Mechanical – Bega
    • Coast Hire Bega
  • Excellence in Large Business (20+ employees)
    • Sapphire Coast Community Aged Care Ltd
    • Support Services 2 You – Bega
    • Acora – Eden
  • Outstanding Male Employee (25yrs and over)
    • Thomas Marshman – Big W Bega
    • Phillip Shipton – Support Services 2 You
    • Tim Smith – Merimbula Vision
  • Outstanding Female Employee (25yrs and over)
    • Danielle Crowe – WMD Law Bega
    • Paula Teale – Pambula Village Dental Practice
    • Morgan Cruikshank – Pambula Tiles
  • Outstanding Business Leader
    • Damien Foley – Club Sapphire
    • Danielle Pearson – Sapphire Conveyancing
    • Emma Keft – East Coast Radio
  • Outstanding Young Business Leader/Employee (25yrs and under)
    • Shayd Measures – CBA Bega
    • Ely Jenkins – Bega Betta Home Living
    • Anthea Charalambous – Telstra Bega

Voting now closed to the public

People were able to cast ONE VOTE  for any or all of the 18 categories. Public voting is only  ONE COMPONENT of the judging process so it is NOT just the business or individual with the most votes that wins. Public voting closes on 31 May at 11.59PM

Tickets Sale Now Closed

Finalists. businesses and the public are now able to purchase tickets for the Black Tie awards event on Saturday 17 June.Tickets are $95 per person including a 3 course dinner, welcome drink and entertainment. Businesses who are members of their local chamber of commerce will receive a discount of $10 per person.

Ticket sales are now closed. For more information about tickets contact

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