City business comes out on top

Throughout the year the City of Sydney puts in a lot of effort to support our local businesses. Over the past five years we have seen around 2,000 new businesses open in the City and employment has grown by 13.6 per cent.

A lot of this growth has happened in our villages such as Ultimo and Pyrmont, Surry Hills and Redfern.

This week a Redfern business, The Recruitment Alternative, has won the Excellence in Small Business category as part of the NSW Business Chamber 2014 awards. The category is sponsored by the City Of Sydney and recognises small companies that have attained significant growth and success.

The Recruitment Alternative is one of ten local companies, chambers and colleges from around the City to be recognised at the Business Chamber Awards. The others are

  • Vision Personal Training, Darlinghurst (Young Entrepreneur - Dean Williams)
  • Opal Minded, The Rocks (Business Leader - Renata Bernard, joint winner with Mark Bishop, Ocular Robotics, Hurstville)
  • Suzy's Spoon Vegetarian Butcher, Newtown (Excellence in Innovation)
  • Redback Conferencing, Sydney (Employer of Choice)
  • Australian Doula College, Rosebery (Excellence in Business Ethics)
  • AccessEAP, Sydney (Excellence in Business)
  • Plum, Rosebery (Excellence in Export)
  • Newtown Precinct Business Association and South Sydney Business Chamber (joint winners - Local Chamber of Commerce)

Small local businesses are an essential part of our community. I congratulate all the award winners on their excellent work.

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