2019 Armidale Regional Business Awards Finalists

July 30, 2019

Congratulations to all the finalists in the 2019 Armidale Regional Business Awards!


We are excited to celebrate all the finalists and all the excellent businesses and business people that help make up the Armidale and wider business community!


The finalists are listed below for each category:


Excellence in Business

BEST Employment


Excellence in Customer Service – Hospitality
Proudly sponsored by the Armidale City Bowling Club

Cafe Patisserie

Charlie's Last Stand

Daily Ritual


Excellence in Customer Service – Retail
Proudly sponsored by The Armidale Express

Brisk Trading

Concepts of Armidale

Raw Fibre

Taking Shape


Excellence in Customer Service – Trade & Services
Proudly sponsored by JNC Group

APM Employment Services

Laser Electrical Armidale

Face 2 Face Beauty Salon

The K9 Shed


Excellence in Innovation
Proudly sponsored by University of New England

Meralli Solar

Pathfinders Ltd


Excellence in Mental Health & Recovery Support
Proudly sponsored by Flourish Australia

APM Employment Services

Pathfinders Ltd


Excellence in Small Business
Proudly sponsored by the Armidale & Guyra Business Alliance

Laser Electrical Armidale

The Trader Store Uralla

Cafe Patisserie

En Pointe Health

Face 2 Face Beauty Salon


Excellence in Social Enterprise

New England Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service


Excellence in Sustainability

City Centre Motor Inn

Meralli Solar


Excellence in Micro Business

Solo Hair Design

The Armidale Blind Lady

Zenith Roofing

Daily Ritual


New England Enterprising Woman
Proudly sponsored by Meralli Solar

Tanja van der Walt

Connie Twyford

Nicole Brown


Outstanding Business Leader

Kelly Dummett

Nicole Brown


Outstanding Employer of Choice
Proudly sponsored by Armidale Regional Council

BEST Employment



Outstanding Young Employee

Face 2 Face Beauty Salon

PCYC Armidale


Outstanding Young Entrepreneur
Proudly sponsored by Vivid Thinking

Cal Ridley (Show Us Your Crack)

Bridget Doran (The Herd Bar)

Caleb Harvey (The Social Club & The Social Salad Co)

Cara Andersen (3D Baby Bonding)

Lewis Wheatley (Charlie's Last Stand)

Todd Lewis (T L Plastering)

Rianna Feenstra (Altitude Farm)


Outstanding Young Executive
Proudly sponsored by The Powerhouse Armidale

Emalene Gemmell (Emalene Gemmell Family Law)

Jemma Mulligan (En Pointe Health)

Sam Davis (PCYC Armidale)


Start Up Superstar

AAII Enterprises

Charlie's Last Stand

F45 Training Armidale

Kings Gym and Fitness

The New England Collective


Excellence in Export 

Three Creek Beef