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In 2023, I held the inaugural Pumicestone Small Business Awards to showcase and celebrate small business owners and their employees within Pumicestone.
The community really backed our local small businesses. Over 2,500 nominations and 7,000 votes were received for small local businesses and their employees.
Minister for Small Business Di Famer MP presented the awards to businesses at the 2023 Pumicestone Small Business Awards.
The winners of the 2023 Pumicestone Small Business Awards are:
Best Beauty and Hairdressing Business: Frankie & Co Hairdressing (Bribie Island)
Best Retail Business: In My Belly: Pupcakes and Treats (Bribie Island and online orders)
Best Health, Wellbeing and Fitness: Island Dance (Bribie Island)
Best Hospitality: Tie between Annie Lane Café (Bribie Island) and Toorbul Store and Tavern (Toorbul)
Best Trade Business: Hans Electrical (Services Pumicestone and Moreton Bay)
Best Business and Professional Services: Bribie Cinema (Bribie Island)
Best Business Newcomer: Camping, Fishing, Prospecting Bribie Island
Outstanding Customer Service Winner: Amy from Annie Lane
And with over 1,000 votes, the 2023 Pumicestone Small Business of the Year was Bribie Cinema.
In 2024, the Pumicestone Small Business Awards will back bigger and better than ever with more categories and a highly requested gala event.
If you are interested in getting involved in the awards in 2024, or are a local small business owner, sign up for our Pumicestone Small Business Newsletter!