2019 Armidale Regional Business Awards

August 30, 2019

Congratulations to the Finalists and Winners of the 2019 Armidale Regional Business Awards!

The Chamber is proud to have hosted a successful Awards night to take time out to celebrate our region’s successes across a range of business endeavours.  While our region is experiencing tough times as a result of the continuing drought it was great to see a packed house at the Armidale City Bowling Club celebrating individual and business success.

2019 Armidale Regional Business Award Winners


Excellence in Business

Sponsored by QANTAS

Winner: BEST Employment


Excellence in Customer Service – Hospitality

Sponsored by Armidale City Bowling Club

Winner: Daily Ritual


Excellence in Customer Service – Retail

Sponsored by Armidale Express

Winner: Taking Shape


Excellence in Customer Service – Trade & Services

Sponsored by JNC Group

Winner: Face 2 Face Beauty Salon


Excellence in Export – Three Creek Beef

Sponsored by Armidale Regional Council

Winner: Three Creek Beef


Excellence in Innovation

Sponsored by University of New England

Winner: Meralli Solar


Excellence in Mental Health & Recovery Support

Sponsored by Flourish Australia

Winner: APM Employment Services


Excellence in Micro Business

Sponsored by UNE Business School

Winner: Daily Ritual


Excellence in Small Business

Sponsored by Armidale Guyra Business Alliance

Winner: En Pointe Health


Excellence in Social Enterprise

Sponsored by Pathfinders Ltd

Winner: New England Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service


Excellence in Sustainability

Sponsored by Richardson’s Hardware & Agriculture

City Centre Motor Inn


New England Enterprising Woman

Sponsored by Meralli Solar

Winner: Nicole Brown – Face 2 Face Beauty Salon


Outstanding Business Leader

Sponsored by Oracle Insurance Solutions Pty Ltd

Winner: Nicole Brown – Face 2 Face Beauty Salon


Outstanding Employer of Choice

Sponsored by WIN Television

Winner: Forsyths


Outstanding Young Employee

Sponsored by Armidale Regional Council

Winner: Sarah Edmonds – Face 2 Face Beauty Salon


Outstanding Young Entrepreneur

Sponsored by Vivid Thinking

Winner: Rianna Feenstra – Altitude Farm


Outstanding Young Executive

Sponsored by The Powerhouse Hotel Armidale by Rydges

Winner: Emalene Gemmell – Emalene Gemmell Family Law


Start-Up Superstar

Sponsored by Regional Australia Bank

Winner: The New England Collective


2019 Armidale Business Chamber Business of the Year

Winner: Altitude Farm