Business Awards

Randwick City Business Excellence Awards

Due to past State Government Public Health Orders, and careful consideration, the Randwick City Business Excellence Awards 2021 were postponed until 2022.

For further information regarding the Randwick City Business Excellence Awards please contact Precedent Productions on 02 8363 3333 or visit

Everything’s coming up roses for a number of local businesses who were recognised as the best of the bunch at the Randwick City Business Excellence Awards gala dinner presented by Randwick Council and Precedent Productions at Royal Randwick Racecourse.

Randwick Mayor Dylan Parker presented Maroubra business, If The Florist, with the hotly contested Business of the Year award. Florist Ivan Ferreira has worked work with Sydney's leading florists, inspiring him to create his own brand. Born in Brazil, Ivan takes inspiration for his creative floral arrangements from the seaside, tropical landscape and freedom.

Best Coffee was won by Coogee’s The Lion and Buffalo, Best Café was awarded to Randwick’s The Shed and Clove Lane, also located in Randwick, took out Best Restaurant.

Clovelly’s Madame and Yves were awarded Best Bakery and Coogee Lady K Hair Artistry were recognised as Best Hairdresser, while Kingsford’s Auto Express took home Best Automotive Services.


Randwick City 2022 Business Excellence Awards Winners

Business of the YearIf The Florist, Maroubra
Best Coffee AwardThe Lion and Buffalo, South Coogee
Youth AwardJacob Morris - Auto Express
AccommodationAdina Apartment Hotels - Coogee
Automotive ServicesAuto Express, Kingsford
Bakery/Cake BusinessMadame & Yves, Clovelly
Beauty ServicesLaura Wilkes Nail Technician, La Perouse
Butcher/Delicatessen/SeafoodPeters Meats, Pacific Square Shopping Centre
CaféThe Shed Café, Royal Randwick Shopping Centre
Club/PubThe Juniors, Kingsford
Dental ServicesDental Avenue, Maroubra
Early Childhood CentreWee Wonders, Kensington
Education ServiceCLEAR Education, Maroubra
FashionRumours Shoes, Randwick
Fast Food/TakeawayHappy as Larry Pizza Truck, Malabar
FitnessLivebreathe Health & Fitness, Randwick
FloristIf The Florist, Maroubra
Fruit & Vegetable ShopHarris Farm Markets, Royal Randwick Shopping Centre
General Retail BusinessDriftwood Living, Little Bay
HairdresserLady K Hair Artistry, Coogee
HealthCPR Kids, Randwick
Most Inclusive EmployerAzzurro Espresso, Maroubra
New BusinessVital Dental, Royal Randwick Shopping Centre
Online BusinessFreckly Faces, Maroubra
Performing ArtsMalabar Dance Crew, Malabar
PharmacyBlooms the Chemist, Coogee
Professional ServicesStruggletown Veterinary Hospital, Randwick
Real Estate AgencyBelle Property, Randwick
RestaurantClove Lane, Randwick
Service & TradeMaroubra Locksmiths, Maroubra
Sole OperatorBabysafe Eastern Suburbs, Maroubra
Tourist ServicesLet's Go Surfing, Maroubra

Randwick City 2019 Business Excellence Awards Winners

The best of the best businesses in Randwick City were recognised on Wednesday 23 October 2019, at a gala dinner presented by Randwick City Council and Precedent Productions at Royal Randwick Racecourse.

In front of a packed crowd, former Randwick Mayor Danny Said presented the prestigious Business of the Year Award to Let’s Go Surfing.

The keenly contested Café of the Year category was taken out by the recently reopened The Boatshed La Perouse, which features absolute waterfront dining.

Club/Pub of the Year was won by Merivale’s Coogee Pavilion, Restaurant of the Year was taken out by Del Punto in The Spot, Randwick offering diners a little taste of Barcelona, while the Best Coffee Award was won by The Shed Café in Royal Randwick Shopping Centre.

The hotly contested Best Hairdresser was taken out by Phoenix Hair Design in Matraville and Best Real Estate Agency was won by Century 21 Eastern Beaches Maroubra.

2019 Winners

  • Accommodation Adina Apartment Hotel, Coogee
  • Bakery/Cake Shop The Sweet Spot Patisserie, Randwick
  • Beauty Services Evolution Laser - Royal Randwick Shopping Centre, Randwick
  • Butcher/Delicatessen/Seafood The Fish Market, Maroubra
  • Cafe The Boatshed La Perouse
  • Club/Pub  Coogee Pavilion
  • Early Childhood Centre Blue Gum Cottage Children's Centre, Chifley
  • Fashion Shop Thyme, Clovelly
  • Fast Food/Takeaway BIG BUNZ, Malabar
  • Fitness GYM 115, Randwick
  • Florist Mary K Floral Design Pacific Square, Maroubra
  • Fruit & Vegetable Shop Harris Farm Markets Royal Randwick Shopping Centre
  • General Retail Business Driftwood Living, Little Bay
  • Hairdresser Phoenix Hair Design, Matraville
  • Health Full Face Orthodontics, Randwick
  • Most inclusive employer Neuroscience Research Australia, Randwick
  • New Business Diamond Kidz, Matraville
  • Pharmacy Little Bay Pharmacy
  • Professional Services My Finance Agent, Kingsford
  • Real Estate Agency Century 21 Eastern Beaches Maroubra
  • Repairs/Service & Trade 2020 Fire Protection, Matraville
  • Restaurant  Del Punto, Randwick
  • Sole Trader Nutty Professor Science for Kids, Coogee
  • Tourist Services Let's Go Surfing - Maroubra
  • Travel I Love Cruising with Kelly, Maroubra
  • Youth Award Max Agapitos, Agspire Kids Fitness, Maroubra
  • Business of the Year Let's Go Surfing - Maroubra
  • Best Coffee Award The Shed Café, Royal Randwick Shopping Centre

2019 Business Awards Winners 2019 Business of the Year - Let's Go Surfing Maroubra

Former Randwick Mayor Danny Said praised all the winners and finalists for their contribution to the Randwick City sense of community.

“Our businesses are so important to our local economy and sense of place within our town centres. It’s competitive business being a business in Randwick City and they all work incredibly hard for our community.

“This year we received a staggering 9,915 votes from the public to help select our 250 finalists. From there a team of independent judges narrowed the field down to 27 category winners. Congratulations to all winners and finalists.”

The Awards are proudly sponsored by major sponsors Nova Employment and support sponsors Service NSW, Royal Randwick Shopping Centre and Walsh’s Village Pharmacy South Maroubra.

Randwick City 2017 Business Excellence Awards Winners

The 2017 Randwick City Business Excellence Award winners were announced on Wednesday 1 November highlighting the dynamic business community of our local area.

Kingsford’s iconic sushi bar Niji Sushi has taken out the top honours as 2017 Business of the Year in the Randwick City Business Excellence Awards announced this week at a gala dinner at Royal Randwick Racecourse.

Niji was awarded restaurant of the year, while 22 Grams from Randwick won café of the year and Lily & Co Hairdressing from Malabar won the hotly contested hairdresser category.

There were 200 finalists in 27 categories recognising the best of the best businesses across Randwick City as voted by customers and professional judges.

Full list of winners

CategoryBusiness NameSuburb
Bakery/Cake ShopLa Boulangerie -Pacific Square Shopping CentreMaroubra
Beauty ServicesThe Parlour RoomClovelly
Butcher/Delicatessen/SeafoodPacific Square Gourmet Deli -Pacific Square Shopping CentreMaroubra
Randwick Best Coffee AwardThe Shed Cafe Randwick
Cafe22 GramsRandwick
Child Care ServicesGreengables Children's Day NurseryKingsford
Club/PubThe JuniorsKingsford
Fashion ShopSeed Heritage - Royal Randwick Shopping CentreRandwick
Fast Food/TakeawayKrazy ChixMalabar
FitnessTitan Fitness CoogeeCoogee
FloristMary K Floral Design -Pacific Square Shopping CentreMaroubra
Fruit & Vegetable ShopHarris Farm Markets - Royal Randwick Shopping CentreRandwick
General Retail BusinessAmber Tiles KingsfordKingsford
HairdresserLily & Co Hairdressing Malabar
HealthBright Smile Dental CoogeeCoogee
Most Inclusive EmployerFood WorksLittle Bay
New BusinessEggshellentRandwick
NewsagentKingsford Bus Stop NewsagencyKingsford
PharmacyLittle Bay PharmacyLittle Bay
Professional ServicesBendigo Bank - Clovelly Community BankClovelly
Real Estate AgencyLaing & Simmons - KingsfordKingsford
Repairs/Service & TradeFloormania - Kensington Kensington
RestaurantNiji Sushi BarKingsford
Tourist ServicesSydney Dive SafariMatraville
TravelFlight Centre -Pacific Square Shopping CentreMaroubra
Youth AwardBethan Liddiatt, Blue Gum Cottage Children's CentreChifley
Business of the YearNiji Sushi BarKingsford

Randwick City 2015 Business Excellence Awards Winners

Category NameBusiness NameSuburb
AccommodationAvonmore on the Park Boutique HotelRandwick

Bakery/Cake Shop

Christopher's Cake Shop - Randwick


Beauty Services

Blue Ocean Beauty & Skin Care Clinic



Peters Meats Pacific Square Maroubra



The Heritage Kitchen Garden


Child Care Services

Maroubra Kinder Haven



Randwick Bowling Club


Fashion Shop

Rumours Shoes


Fast Food/Takeaway

Subway Kensington



Titan Fitness Coogee



Park Florist


Fruit & Vegetable Shop

Royal Randwick Fruit Market


General Retail Business

Amber Kingsford



RnR Hair & Beauty



Massage By The Sea


New Business

Coogee Pavilion



Kingsford Bus Stop Newsagency



Little Bay Pharmacy

Little Bay

Professional Services

Bank of Sydney - Kingsford


Real Estate Agency

Belle Property Randwick


Repairs/Service & Trade

Nycon Security Group



Niji Sushi Bar


Tourist Services

Lets Go Surfing



Anywhere Travel


Youth Award

Coco De Luma Hair & Body South Coogee

South Coogee

Randwick Best Coffee Award

22 Grams Cafe


Business of the Year

Coogee Pavilion


Mayor’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Randwick Business Community

Richard Ho - Richard Ho Pharmacy


Mayor’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Randwick Business Community

John Englelman - Kingsford Furnishing Centre


Last Updated: 25 October 2022
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