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Northern Rivers Business Awards

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Northern Rivers Regional Business Awards that were held at Elements of Byron on Saturday 2 September 2017.  Celebrating the business success of 90 outstanding finalists from a variety of industries including health care, retail, education, technology, manufacturing and tourism.

Winners from each state aligned category proceed as finalists to the NSW Business Chamber State Awards, to be announced at the State Gala Dinner on Friday 17 November 2017 in Sydney.

Click here to view 2017 finalists

2017 Winners

Excellence in Small Business

Aurora Suspended Fires

Excellence in Business


Young Business Executive

Johnson Hunter, The Farm Byron Bay

Business Leader

Karen Justice, Just For Pets

Excellence in Social Enterprise

Yaru Water

Start Up Superstar

Cape Byron Distillery

Excellence in Innovation


Employer of Choice

SAE Group

Excellence in Sustainability

SAE Group

Excellence in Export


Local Chamber of Commerce

Murwillumbah & District Business Chamber

Excellence in Visitor Services

Bowlo Sports and Leisure Yamba

Excellence in Retail

SPAR Maclean

Excellence in Professional Service

Southern Cross Credit Union

Excellence in Personal Services

Goonellabah Sports & Aquatic Centre

Excellence in Trade & Manufacturing

Active Pest Management

Excellence in Aged Care & Wellbeing

Varela & Swift Pharmacy

Defence Reserves Supportive Employer


Business of the Year