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Northern Districts Local Business Awards

Voting for the Local Business Awards closed on Tuesday 6 August 2019 and nominations for the Inclusion Award close on Wednesday 21 August 2019.

Key Dates | Local Business Awards | Inclusion Award | 2018 Inclusion Award Winner | 2018 Local Business Award Winners 

The Northern District Local Business Awards are designed to celebrate, recognise and reward you for all that you do for your local community and beyond. The City of Ryde is a Major Sponsor of the 2019 Northern Districts Local Business Awards and we encourage you to register your business online now so that you can be considered.

Key Dates 

  • 15 July 2019: Voting opened for Local Business Awards
  • 6 August 2019: Voting closed for Local Business Awards
  • 21 August 2019: Nominations close for Inclusion Award
  • 2 October 2019: Gala Presentation Evening.

Local Business Awards

With a wide range of categories to suit every kind of business, the Local Business Awards reward the community's best businesses.

Finalists are selected based on the number of nominations they receive in their category, with the most popular businesses chosen following a judging process. The winners receive a certificate and an invitation to the Local Business Awards Gala Presentation Evening.

Voting closed on Tuesday 6 August 2019.

Congratulations to the finalists of the Northern District Local Business Awards!
See Full List of Finalists

Inclusion Award

The City of Ryde, Hunter’s Hill Council and Lane Cove Council have come together to offer an award in the Northern Districts Local Business Awards that recognises achievements in embracing inclusion.

The Inclusion Award celebrates local businesses that welcome people of all backgrounds and abilities.

A business may be inclusive if it provides products or services in a way that accommodates the diverse needs of customers and staff, so that more people can participate.

To be eligible for this award, businesses must operate in the Ryde, Hunters Hill or Lane Cove local government areas. They must also demonstrate a commitment to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for customers and staff, and demonstrate how the business is adopting inclusive practices that go above and beyond. 

The 2019 Inclusion Award winner will have their business featured in a promotional video. The winner’s achievement will also be celebrated in the local Council newsletter.

Find out what the Inclusion Award is all about by watching our short video below.

To nominate a business for the Inclusion Award please download an application form below. Customers can nominate a business or businesses can nominate themselves.

Nominations close for the Inclusion Award on Wednesday 21 August 2019.

Nominate a business for the Inclusion Award(PDF, 586KB)

2018 Inclusion Award Winner

Congratulations to the 2018 Inclusion Award winner, Buffalo Locksmiths and Security! Hear from the business in the below video about what inclusion means to them and why you should enter the awards.

2018 Local Business Award Winners

Automotive Services: Basha Autohaus
Bakery/Cake Shop: Art of Baking
Beauty Services: Lush Hair & Body - North Ryde
Butcher: Hunters Hill Gourmet Butcher/Deli
Cafe: Cav and Co
Child Care Services: Explore and Develop Epping Road
Education Service: Bennelong Music
Fast Food/Takeaway: Charcoal Chicken @ Putney
Fitness Services: Creative Fitness Australia
Florist: Pure Flowers
Fruit & Vegetable Shop: Golden Banana Fruit Market - Top Ryde City Shopping Centre
Hairdresser: The Salon
Health Improvement Services: Creative Edge Dental
Hotel/Bottle Shop/Bar: Midway Cellars - Midway Shopping Centre
Jewellery Store: Linda & Co Designer Jewellers - Macquarie Shopping Centre
New Business: Issy & H Creative
Performing Arts: The Edge Dance Centre
Pet Care: Small Animal Specialist Hospital
Pharmacy: Pharmacy 4 Less - Top Ryde City Shopping Centre
Professional Services: Lady Anne Funerals
Real Estate Agency: Tracy Yap Realty
Restaurant: Via Napoli Pizzeria - Lane Cove
Service & Trade: Nuss Removals
Specialised Business: Stryder
Specialised Retail Business: Gladesville Guitar Factory
Youth Award: Rachel Hunt, Il Posto
Business Person of the Year: Betty Ockerlander, McGrath Estate Agents - Epping
Business of the Year: Via Napoli Pizzeria - Lane Cove
Shop Shapers Program: West Ryde Physiotherapy
Inclusion Award: Buffalo Locksmiths and Security

Last updated on 20 August 2019