Local businesses from across the region have been recognised and celebrated at the inaugural Snowy Monaro Business Awards.

The success of Snowy Monaro businesses was on show at the gala awards night held on Friday 18 May at the Station Jindabyne. More than 150 business leaders, owners and guests attended the occasion with the Eucumbene Trout Farm taking home the coveted ‘Excellence in Small Business Overall’ award.

The Business Awards provided a platform for local businesses to be honoured and thanked for the contribution they make to the region. Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro John Barilaro delivered the keynote address.

Playing a leading role in the success of the night was the tireless work of the Business Awards Working Group. The group comprised of: Kathy Kelly, President of the Cooma Chamber of Commerce; Olivier Kapetanakos, Vice Chairman of the Jindabyne Chamber of Commerce, Sue Fabish, Secretary of the Dalgety Chamber of Commerce and Karen Cash, Council’s Economic Development Officer.
Snowy Monaro Business Awards winners:

  • Outstanding Young Employee – Brigid Elizabeth Everett, Gordon Litchfield Wool
  • Outstanding Young Entrepreneur – Martin Brown, Director Snowy Sheds
  • Outstanding Business Leader – Jonathan Forrest, Boyce Chartered Accountants
  • Excellence in Small Business(1-4 employees) Eucumbene Trout Farm
  • Excellence in Small Business(5-10 employees) Jindabyne Refrigeration
  • Excellence in Small Business(11-19 employees) Monaro Media Group
  • Excellence in Small Business(overall) Eucumbene Trout Farm
  • Excellence in Business (20 or more employees) Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa
  • Excellence in Social Enterprise Delegate Progress Association
  • Start Up Superstar Snowy Mountains Magazine
  • Excellence in Innovation Tall Red Poppy Marketing – Fiona Latham-Cannon
  • Excellence in Sustainability Troldhaugen Lodge
  • Excellence in Export TRC Tourism
  • Outstanding Employer of Choice Blaxland Mawson & Rose Solicitors

Originally posted on Snowy Monaro Regional Council