Thank you to all our Awards sponsors

Our Awards sponsors play an essential role in making the Awards possible. The Shoalhaven Business Chamber would like to thank all Awards sponsors for supporting this important program.

If you are interested in sponsoring the Awards, please contact:

Miranda Packer
Awards Manager

e: awards@shoalhavenbusiness.com.au
Ph: 0418885550


Event partner

Shoalhaven City Council
Shoalhaven City Council is proud to be a major sponsor of the 33rd Shoalhaven Business Awards.

Council is supportive of the local business community and endeavours to provide a platform that both stimulates and supports local entrepreneurial initiative.  Improving local and regional infrastructure, providing employment lands, revitalising the local CBDs and facilitating business networking are just some of the outcomes that Council delivers to assist business. By taking advantage of these improvements, businesses can leverage growth in turnover and employment generation.

Shoalhaven currently has a Gross Regional Product of $4.6 billion and this figure has grown over the last 3 years. Each worker on average this year will contribute $160,900 to the GRP, an increase of over 20% from 2013 figures. This is a remarkable feat and is generally more than comparable regions.

The Council and staff of Shoalhaven City Council are again pleased to be able to participate in this event that recognises local business excellence.

Take a look around our beautiful City. Things are happening, new developments are coming out of the ground, new infrastructure is being provided and more will come in the next 12 months.

Shoalhaven is an exciting place not only to live, work and play but also to excel in business.


Major sponsors

CMG Audio Visual
Proudly servicing the Shoalhaven and far South Coast, CMG Audio Visual is a best-in-class bespoke AV Hire and Live Event Production Supplier.

Specialising in delivering a truly unique, tailored and reliable total event solution for any budget or style preference, CMG Audio Visual consistently achieves and exceeds the expectations of our valued clients through highly-intelligible audio, engaging ultra-bright vision, dynamic effect lighting and innovative set design.

Throughout Nowra, Berry, and all the way to Ulladulla, this approach is the foundation of our success. Enabling us to establish strong, meaningful and value-focused relationships with our clients operating across a diverse range of professional services and industries. Through delivering an Audio Visual solution that satisfies the defined objectives time and time again – while constantly evolving the very nature of what is often a recurring event – CMG Audio Visual is able to accomplish an unparalleled level of audience engagement, growth and return on your investment.

Discover complete peace of mind through exclusive 3D-Modelling and Pre-Visualisation Technologies that enable you to view and comment on the design of your event or function ahead of time. Once approved, the proposed design will be brought to life through our exceptional inventory of high-end audio, visual and lighting equipment from some of the world’s leading AV manufacturer’s including Meyer Sound, L’Acoustics, Clay Paky, Midas, Barco, MA Lighting, Martin, AV Stumpfl, Shure and Sennheiser.

To experience how you may benefit from a new local event alternative, speak to our highly-specialised team and partner with CMG Audio Visual today.

Webics® is a leading web marketing agency, offering exceptional web design and search engine optimisation (SEO) services to clients worldwide. From our head office right here in Nowra, we’ve worked with almost 500 clients since our inception in 2008. Over those 8 years, we’ve seen rapid growth and expansion, working with not only local businesses but national and international clients as well.

The hard work and determination to bring our clients the best possible results has earned Webics the Google Partner badge. Being a certified Google Partner allows us to give our clients a competitive advantage when it comes to advertising on Google Search results and the display network.

Our focus on delivering real results has helped us establish a reputation for the highest quality of work. Our services emphasise client satisfaction and we consistently strive to exceed your expectations. Our web design, SEO, PPC and other services have a clear, tangible element. Our team is very candid about our progress and endeavours to deliver you measurable outcomes, so you can understand how Webics is making a difference to your business. Above all, we always venture to work closely with our clients, ensuring your needs are met and you receive the very best from us, every time.

Fire Service Plus
In 2004 Fire Service Plus acquired Goulburn Fire Service and in 2005, acquired the Canberra based company Prepared Fire. In 2006, their operation expanded again in 2008 with the acquisition of Fire & Life Safety based in Batemans Bay. In 2009, they adopted their new name Fire Service Plus, which was rebranded with a fresh Logo in 2016.

Fire Service Plus is committed to the design, manufacture, delivery and service of world class systems for domestic, commercial and industrial applications. Their services include, but are not limited to, fire alarm & emergency warning and intercommunication systems (EWIS), portable fire equipment – extinguishers, hose reels, etc, essential services assessments/council certification and fire and safety training. Their staff are the key to our success. They have 20 staff, all are trained professionals and committed to customer service. Fire Service Plus provide the utmost professionalism within the Fire Industry.

SG Technologies
SG Technologies has been assisting businesses of all shapes and sizes with their business communication needs since 1987. As a fully accredited Telstra Enterprise partner, they provide class leading solutions for mobility, fixed, data and cloud services. This accreditation is the highest level awarded to Telstra Business Partners and enables SGT to supply Telstra’s range of specialised business and corporate solutions.

As a small business ourselves, we understand the demands facing business, so SGT supply best in class, reliable products and solutions that work within budgets and timeframes. Our highly trained team will tailor the correct solution that will complement your business today with the flexibility to grow with you in the future.

SG TECHNOLOGIES has been a proud partner of the Shoalhaven Business Awards and the Shoalhaven Business Chamber for the last 3 years running. We are locally owned and wholly independent and will find and deliver the right solution for your business without compromising the standards for which we have become well known.

Power FM & 2ST

Podcast sponsor

TAFE NSW is Australia’s largest training provider, with over 500,000 students each year. Students can choose from over 1,200 courses, from certificates to degrees. TAFE NSW gets you a job today and a career for the future. We are the biggest employer network in Australia. With over 25,000 employer partners, our students get jobs.  We are the education innovator, focused on shaping the future through state-of-the-art facilities, cutting edge technology and industry-leading teachers that deliver the world’s best practice skills training. You can be whatever you want to be at TAFE NSW. Be ambitious.

Visit tafensw.edu.au for more information.

Design sponsor

The Marketing Clan
The Marketing Clan is a group of advertising, brand and marketing professionals who provide strategic, measurable and creative marketing ideas for small to medium-sized businesses here in the Shoalhaven.

Whilst local, we have global experience across continents, markets and brands and can provide effective creative marketing ideas that can help answer business challenges across different industries, whether B2B or communicating directly to consumers.

We pride ourselves on delivering creative and cost-effective practical marketing support that helps drive profitable growth. We get to know our clients’ brands and their customers as if they are our own, which makes our clients feel like we are part of their team.

Media sponsor

South Coast Register

The South Coast Register, first published in 1885, is a biweekly newspaper serving readers from Gerringong in the north to Sussex Inlet in the south an area of 4,000 square kilometres. Published Wednesday and Friday and online at southcoastregister.com.au the South Coast Register has strong connections with the Shoalhaven community and is committed to bringing all the local, regional and national news to the region.

Wednesday’s edition boasts the comprehensive Domain supplement that is also distributed via participating real estate agents. The South Coast Register is dedicated to supporting our local business community and are proud to partner with the Shoalhaven Business Awards to recognise our region’s successes.


Live camera sponsor

Macey Insurance Brokers
Your best insurance is under the Macey Umbrella.

Employing 27 staff, Macey Insurance Brokers is the largest privately owned general insurance broker on the NSW South Coast and has offices in Nowra, Bowral and Camden. We have been providing insurance solutions and advice to individuals and businesses for over forty years.

We pride ourselves on finding the right insurance for our customers’ needs and budget, whilst providing outstanding customer service from quote to claim.

Workshop sponsor

UOW Shoalhaven
Graduates from UOW Shoalhaven are globally competitive graduates working all over the world in diverse careers.

They’re also staying local, just like us. UOW Shoalhaven stands for higher education that is achievable, accountable and flexible—good for business and great for our region.

We’re leading business and community development in the Shoalhaven.

Visit us and find out why.


Category sponsors

Bendigo Bank Nowra
Bendigo Bank Nowra is a Community Bank.  The community company, Shoalhaven Community Financial Services Ltd is owned by local shareholders and managed by a group of local volunteer directors.  We believe successful customers and successful communities create a successful bank – in that order.  As we work to provide banking products and services for our customers, we consider the bigger picture.  We think about what we can do beyond banking to help our customers and strengthen the communities they live in and to this end, up to 80% of the company’s profits are put back into our local community by way of sponsorships, grants and donations.  So the more people bank with us, the more we can give back to our community.

From humble beginnings, CareSouth has been serving the Shoalhaven community for 25 years.  Emerging as a leaders in local business the CareSouth team were immensely proud to be recognised as the 2016 Business of the Year at the Shoalhaven Business Awards.  As a local community based organisation with a big heart, we are bold, determined, innovative and never afraid to challenge the status quo.

Now covering a footprint over Southern NSW the completely not-for-profit, CareSouth offers help in a number of ways – through Champions, Brighter Futures, Foster Care, Specialist Youth Support Services, Residential Care, Disability Services, Homework Hub, Family Group Conferencing and Family Contact Services. CareSouth’s vision is to create a positive future for children, young people, individuals, families and communities, providing opportunities in which people can enhance their quality of life.

Carter Ferguson Solicitors
Established in 1979, Carter & Ferguson Solicitors is a dynamic firm with extensive experience in providing legal services to the Illawarra and greater New South Wales area.

We aim to build close, long term relationships with our clients. We provide clear, practical advice that has your interest at heart while ensuring the law is on your side.

Our professional staff will work hard to resolve your legal matter as soon as practicable with the best results obtainable.


Clifton Accountants
Clifton Accountants is so much more than an accountancy firm.

We’re the trusted advisor in business success for all our clients.  And trust is everything.

With offices on the South Coast and Southern Highlands, our locally-based team delivers innovative financial expertise spanning everything from business advice and tax compliance to wealth management strategies.

Whatever the life-stage of our clients’ business, their success is always what drives ours.

At Clifton’s we leave no stone unturned, and build relationships that are deeper than dollars, striving for success and satisfaction for EVERY business.


G.J. Gardner Homes Shoalhaven
Welcome to G.J. Gardner Homes Shoalhaven.

It all started in 2010 when Shoalhaven locals and brother-in-law’s, Sean Vickery & Nathan Fay, got together to combine their skills and take on a new challenge.  Ever since, the family business has been built on delivering exceptional customer service and affordable, quality homes to each and every client. Our philosophy is simple:- treat each and every customer like they are your only customer.

In order to achieve this goal, we live and breathe our five core values.

  • To build honest and open relationships
  • Practice what we preach through our hands on approach
  • Flexible for our customer
  • Embrace the local community, and
  • Create a positive team and have fun

In addition to this we also have a saying, ‘we sleep well at night because of the decisions we make’….

Hansa Sailing
Hansa Sailing Systems designs and builds boats of Universal Design, which means they can be sailed by anyone.  By combining simplicity in design with value for money Hansa strives for efficiency in manufacturing with minimal waste, to provide an enriching and positive work place for our team while minimizing negative impacts on the environment.

Over 2800 Hansa sailboats are on the water in 35 countries throughout the world.  Today Hansa sailboats introduce more than 250,000 people to sailing each year.

Hansa Sailing’s business values are different and revolve around the concepts that “the more you give away, the more you will receive” and “if you don’t want anything, you can have it all”.

Hotondo South Coast
Having been in the industry for over 15 years, Hotondo South Coast is able to construct a wide range of single and two storey home designs. Having worked with a wide variety of clients, they are able to tailor their services to meet any design aspirations, budget or lifestyle, as well as any building site.

Director Adam Sturt is the winner of the coveted 2016 Professional Builder of the Year – National. Adam and the Hotondo South Coast team have also received the following awards:

– 2016 Shoalhaven Business Awards – Excellence in Social Responsibility
– 2016 HIA CSR Housing and Kitchen Awards – Outdoor Project Finalist
– 2015 Shoalhaven Business Awards – Young Business Executive, Young Business Entrepreneur and Excellence in Building and Construction
– 2015 Illawarra Business Awards – Young Entrepreneur of the Year
– 2015 NSW Business Awards – Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist

They specialise in building on difficult sites, including sloping blocks of land, beach-side homes and large acreage properties. With a professional attitude and personalised customer service, Hotondo South Coast goes to great lengths to make themselves available to their clients.

IMB Bank
IMB Bank was established in 1880 and has been provided a competitive alternative to the big banks ever since.

IMB’s branch network operates in the Illawarra, NSW South Coast, ACT, Sydney and Melbourne and IMB also offers members phone, internet and mobile banking services.

IMB is committed to offering members an alternative to the major banks, offering full-service face-to-face and electronic banking facilities, including home and personal lending, savings and transaction accounts, term deposits, business banking, financial planning and a wide range of insurance products.

With a range of business accounts on offer, IMB Business Banking has a team of experienced Relationship Managers on hand ready to help determine the best financial solutions for each unique business.

IMB Business Banking can help with a range of competitive and flexible business finance options and offers convenient and easy ways for businesses to transact and stay on top of their accounts to effectively manage cash flow.

Whatever business you operate, talk to IMB Bank Business Banking about your business banking needs. 


Integrity Real Estate
Integrity real estate is proving to be the market leader in the Shoalhaven andsince opening its doors in 2003 it has created a brand that people identify with honesty, integrity, quality service & outstanding results

The Integrity Real Estate group now consists of five professional offices. Integrity is the only real estate group in the Shoalhaven to have an associated strata management business; integrity strata.

Our property professionals include business owners, salespeople, property managers, administrators, commercial / industrial, strata, rural & lifestyle specialists. with offices located in Nowra, Berry, Bay & Basin & Wollongong, the integrity group now has the ability to provide the most comprehensive service and information to buyers, sellers, tenants and landlords in the region.


nab business Shoalhaven
nab business Shoalhaven is proud to continue  its sponsorship, as well as providing judges for this year’s Awards. We see this as an important part in developing business here in the Shoalhaven.

nab business’s strategy continues to have the client at the centre of everything we do and helping them realise their potential. Our locally based Business Banking Managers have the experience, knowledge and authorities to assist local business read their goals. Ably supported by our Associates and Specialist Bankers, our relationship model supports growth through regular and meaningful interaction with our clients.

Quest Nowra
Newly built and centrally located, Quest Nowra is the ideal base for a short-term business visit, a relaxed holiday break or a longer-term relocation.

As Nowra’s premier serviced apartment provider, this modern facility provides a choice of 81 apartments offering studio, one and two bedroom accommodation options.

All apartments feature designer-style kitchens and bathrooms, with laundry facilities and balconies for most and all with access to a secure on-site undercover car park.

Guests also enjoy high-speed WiFi, Foxtel-equipped LED Smart TVs and access to a private gym and BBQ area, as well as a fully-appointed conference room, making it the perfect choice both for business and leisure travellers.

Stormtech introduced Australia to linear drainage for bathrooms in the early 1990s and has since then provided efficient architectural drainage solutions in stylish stainless steel for showers, bathrooms, thresholds, balconies, paved areas, and pools.

The narrow profile, high capacity products are used in prestige commercial and residential projects in Australia and internationally.

All Stormtech products are Australian Made and WaterMark certified and have won multiple awards for design and innovation. With a proud commitment to eco-friendly design, Stormtech offers the only linear drainage product in the world with Global GreenTag certification.

Telstra Business Centre Nowra
Telstra Business Centre Nowra provides small to medium-sized businesses with access to cutting-edge technology, from cloud computing to mobile phones, mobile broadband and National Broadband Network (NBN) ready digital office systems.

The Centre has the expertise and equipment to help with all aspects of running a business. Furthermore, the Centre is designed to enable more effective business consultation and to showcase Telstra’s market-leading products and services. Speak to Josh & the team on 1300 882 669 to find out more.

Workforce XS
WorkforceXS Nowra is Shoalhaven’s leading locally-owned and operated labour hire and recruitment agency. We specialise in matching the skills and expertise of job seekers with the workplace needs of employers.

Every day we provide aged care, administration and professional services, civil and commercial construction, industrial and manufacturing businesses across Southern NSW with the right staff, at the right time.

Our team of staffing consultants understand the employment needs of local organisations. We know just how important it is to find the right person for the job, and are proud of the rigorous processes we undertake to interview, skill and reference check all jobseekers before placement.

Contact WorkforceXS Nowra today to make the right call for all your staffing needs.


Finalists’ Evening sponsor

Bomaderry Bowling Club
The Bomaderry Bowling Club has been recently renovated and refurbished, our club boasts modern decor and includes a new Bar and Bistro area plus two huge function rooms and plenty of meeting rooms. Come and see all of the changes.

Bomaderry Bowling Club is committed to offering a professional, customer focused function service to all clients who inquire, book and hold functions at our club. It is with pleasure that we present to you our Functions & Wedding Pack, designed with flexibility in mind, so you may choose what best suits you.

The club has a solid foundation in the enjoyment and promotion of lawn bowls. To this end we have a strong field of bowling members with success at state and national levels. To satisfy the most voracious appetite, we offer a first class bistro which will feed over two hundred starving bellies. Look out for our monthly members specials…yum! We also offer catering services for weddings, conferences, and any other occasion.


Welcome Reception sponsor

Cupitt’s Winery 

Cupitt’s is a family owned and operated Boutique Winery, Micro Brewery, Fromagerie and Restaurant located in the lush hills behind the town of Milton. With breathtaking views over the vines to Burrill Lake and the Budawang Ranges visitors can enjoy seductive wines, craft ales, artisan cheese and flavorsome food.

The Cupitt family embraces the Slow Food philosophy and as such showcase the best sustainable local produce available. True to their passion, they only make quality products that they enjoy.

Cupitt’s host a Local grower’s produce market on the last Saturday of every month and live music every Sunday.


Printing sponsor

Ulladulla Printing Service

Ulladulla Printing Service is a well-established commercial printing operation. Over the 36 years of operation in the Shoalhaven, UPS has established itself as a one stop shop for all that is related to printing, marketing and graphic design. Offering a comprehensive range of products from graphic design, typesetting, electronic pre-press, wide format, fine art, signage, printing and finishing services.

We have built up a reputation as a trusted, client-focused business that will go that extra step to ensure the service and product that we supply is always of the highest level. We are the only accredited Sustainable Green Print supplier in the Shoalhaven right down to the Victorian border.

Stylist sponsor

Glam Corner

GlamCorner is Australia’s leading online designer dress rental service providing women with access to +3000 dresses, fascinators, clutches and accessories.

As a fast-growing startup, our mission is to create a modern, simple and personal fashion experience – that is driven by technology and design, and is inspired by women who are passionate about the way they look and are smart with their money

Featuring brands such as Alex Perry, Alice McCall, Badgley Mischka,Camilla, Ellery, Thurley and Zimmermann, GlamCorner is the perfect destination to shop on trend designer dresses at a fraction of the price. We offer Express delivery Australia-wide as well as hassle free returns to take the stress away from your event!


Wine sponsors

Silos Estate

Silos Estate offers a truly unique holiday experience.  Whether you have come to relax in a cottage overlooking our vineyards, tour the winery; sample our wines, view art or enjoy a meal in the restaurant – at Silos Estate you can do it all.

The estate is a working vineyard operating from buildings used in the original dairy farm established in 1870.  The premises have now been fully restored and house award winning accommodation, cellar door, art gallery and a restaurant.  Visitors can enjoy a walk around the vineyard followed by a tasting of our wine or a browse through the art gallery at the cellar door, enjoy a meal at the award-winning restaurant or stay the evening at our luxurious country cottages

Our accommodation is nestled amongst sprawling vineyards and landscaped grounds providing a special place to stay for a weekend or longer. Be captivated by the magnificent views – rolling green hills, the Great Dividing Range escarpment and the vineyard.

Only minutes from historic Berry, National Parks, Jervis Bay, Kangaroo Valley, beaches, rainforest, and other wineries, Silos Estate is located just 2 hours south of Sydney and 3 hours east of Canberra on the popular South Coast of New South Wales.

It is truly the ideal destination to be welcomed home…be our guest.


Cambewarra Estate
Cambewarra Estate Winery lies at the foothills of the majestic Cambewarra Mountain in the Shoalhaven Coast wine region – only 2.5 hours from Sydney.

We’re a 2nd generation family run winery, with a focus on quality over quantity. We offer a diverse range of premium, award winning wines, with something to suit everyone.

The Estate features a cellar door, restaurant, a boutique garden studio Bed & Breakfast, a function centre and stunning outdoor surrounds ideal for weddings, private functions and events.

Our cellar door is open 10am to 5pm every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays – we look forward to seeing you soon!



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