Depth of Lake Mac business talent on show in awards finalists

Depth of Lake Mac business talent on show in awards finalists

Finalists in this year’s Lake Mac Business Excellence Awards reflect the depth and diversity of business across the city, according to Lake Macquarie Mayor and panel judge, Kay Fraser.

Kay said almost 100 entries were received after a call for submissions in May.

“It was pleasing to see lots of new applicants this year, and the applications were almost universally of a very high standard,” Kay said.

“There was actually quite a bit of discussion and debate among the judges to determine finalists in some categories because many had fantastic entries.”

Finalists range from an early childhood centre to a volunteer group of local healthcare workers, providing life-saving CPR training to people in the community.

Winners will be announced at a gala ceremony at Belmont 16s on Friday 29 July, with most category winners progressing to the Hunter Business Awards later this year.



Outstanding EmployeeAlessandra Brown, Sensational Start OT

Georgia Smith, Weekenda

Jordan Farrelly, A Growing Understanding

Outstanding Young Buiness Leader (18-35 years)Alyce Svensk, Sensational Start OT

Cameron Owen, SAPHI

Vivek Jayachandran, Jaegersoft

Outstanding Business Leader (36 years and over)Lauren Haskins A Growing Understanding

Michelle Kent, Kent Conveyancing

Scott Robinson, ADW Johnson

Excellence in Tourism and HospitalityLake Macquarie Cruises

Mischief Kitchen

Weekenda Pty Ltd

Employer of ChoiceA Growing Understanding

Lake Group Strata

Sensational Start Occupational Therapy

Excellence in InnovationAustralia’s Largest Smart Green Infrastructure Project Behavioural Science meets Reality TV to drive Sustainable Housing  (The Blue Tribe Co.)

The Rumpus Room Pelican

Excellence in SustainabilityMove to Renewables

Swansea Community Cottage Inc

Outstanding Community OrganisationEmpowered Community Services

Hunter Heart Safe

Swansea Community Cottage Inc

Outstanding Start-UpGourmet Coffee Cruiser


Kara Grace Collective – The Organised Family

Excellence in Diversity and InclusionDance4wellbeing

Kristy Davis, Pitch Perfect

Excellence in Micro BusinessAdventures in Speech Pathology

Dream & Believe Entertainment

Flowrite Air Conditioning, Electrical and Refrigeration

Excellence in Small BusinessGDW Engineering

Salon Ten

Spectrum Comms

Excellence in Large BusinessA Growing Understanding

Air Extreme Air Conditioning

Lake Group Strata


IMAGE | Lake Macquarie Cruises – 2021 award winner: Excellence in Retail, Hospitality and Tourism

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Lake Macquarie is the fastest growing city in the Hunter, and one of the largest cities in New South Wales. Lake Macquarie Council is the Local Government area comprising of the town centres of Belmont, Cardiff, Charlestown, Glendale, Morisset, Mount Hutton, Swansea, Toronto and Warners Bay.

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