2018 Snowy Monaro Business Award Winners

Local businesses from across the region have been recognised and celebrated at the inaugural Snowy Monaro Business Awards.

The success of Snowy Monaro businesses was on show at the gala awards night held on Friday 18 May 2018 at the Station Jindabyne. More than 150 business leaders, owners and guests attended the occasion with the Eucumbene Trout Farm taking home the coveted ‘Excellence in Small Business Overall’ award.

The Business Awards provided a platform for local businesses to be honoured and thanked for the contribution they make to the region. Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro John Barilaro delivered the keynote address.

Playing a leading role in the success of the night was the tireless work of the Business Awards Working Group. The group comprised of: Kathy Kelly, President of the Cooma Chamber of Commerce; Olivier Kapetanakos, Vice Chairman of the Jindabyne Chamber of Commerce, Sue Fabish, Secretary of the Dalgety Chamber of Commerce and Karen Cash, Council's previous Economic Development Officer.

Snowy Monaro Business Awards 2018 winners:

  • Outstanding Young Employee - Brigid Elizabeth Everett, Gordon Litchfield Wool
  • Outstanding Young Entrepreneur - Martin Brown, Director Snowy Sheds
  • Outstanding Business Leader - Jonathan Forrest, Boyce Chartered Accountants
  • Excellence in Small Business(1-4 employees)     Eucumbene Trout Farm
  • Excellence in Small Business(5-10 employees)     Jindabyne Refrigeration 
  • Excellence in Small Business(11-19 employees)       Monaro Media Group
  • Excellence in Small Business(overall)                       Eucumbene Trout Farm
  • Excellence in Business (20 or more employees)                Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa
  • Excellence in Social Enterprise                                                   Delegate Progress Association
  • Start Up Superstar                                                                             Snowy Mountains Magazine
  • Excellence in Innovation                                                                        Tall Red Poppy Marketing - Fiona Latham-Cannon        
  • Excellence in Sustainability                                                    Troldhaugen Lodge       
  • Excellence in Export                                                                              TRC Tourism 
  • Outstanding Employer of Choice                                                Blaxland Mawson & Rose Solicitors

Snowy Monaro Business Awards 2018 Finalists

Excellence in Small Business (1- 4 FTE employees) 

  • Eucumbene Trout Farm
  • Lou Lou’s
  • Pauline Coxon Art Gallery
  • Rainbow Pines Tourist Caravan Park
  • Snowy River Holiday Park

Excellence in Small Business (5-10 FTE employees)

  • ¨CoffeeBeatsDrinks
  • ¨Jindabyne Refrigeration
  • ¨Roses Lebanese Restaurant
  • ¨Snowy Sheds

Excellence in Small Business (11-19 FTE employees)

  • Australian Hotel-Catcher & Co Distillery
  • Monaro Media Group

Excellence in Business (20+employees)

  • Cooma challenge
  • Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa

Outstanding Young Entrepreneur

  • Kayla Jamieson, High Country Preg Scanning
  • Kristopher McKenna, CoffeeBeatsDrinks
  • Kristy Nichols, Fortitude Physiotherapy
  • Martin Brown, Snowy Sheds
Start Up Superstar
  •     Bombala Garden Jewels
  •     Figure Tree Accounting
  •     Alcheringa Artist
  •     Snowy Mountains Magazine
  •     Steve Allen Property
Excellence in Export
  • Eucumbene Trout Farm
  • Medic52 Pty Ltd
  • Tourism TRC Pty Ltd
Excellence in Innovation
  • Jindabyne Refrigeration
  • Tall Red Poppy Marketing

Excellence in Sustainability

  • Eucumbene Trout Farm
  • Monaro Native Tree Nursery
  • Troldhaugen Lodge
Outstanding Business Leader
  •       Jonathan Forrest, Boyce Chartered Accountants
  •       Kade Morrell, Cooma Ex-Services Club

Excellence in Social Enterprise

  • Alpine Uniting Church Op Shop Jindabyne
  • Delegate Progress Association
  • Snowy Mountains Neighbourhood Centre

Outstanding Young Employee

  • Emma Smith - Blaxland Mawson & Rose Solicitors
  • Tony Anthony Jr—Cooma Betta Home Living
  • Brigid Elizabeth Everett -  Gordon Litchfield Wool Pty Ltd

Excellence in Small Business (overall)
Eucumbene Trout Farm

Employer of Choice

  • Birdsnest Pty Ltd
  • Blaxland Mawson & Rose Solicitors
  • Boyce Chartered Accountants
  • Coffee Beats Drinks
  • Fortitude Physiotherapy