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Nominations are NOW OPEN and the nomination period has been extended until Wednesday 11th August.


The Randwick City Business Excellence Awards are designed to recognise and celebrate outstanding local businesses dedicated to delivering exceptional products and services as voted by the community. This year the Awards will also recognize the current Covid-19 pandemic situation and the work the business community has had to undertake in order to innovate and thrive.

In 2021 the Randwick City Business Excellence Awards will introduce four new categories:

  • Automotive Services
  • Education Service (for example coaching/tutoring businesses)
  • Online Business (for any business that operates online only)
  • Randwick Innovation during Covid-19 (The nomination form can be found here)

The Awards are held every two years and provide a great opportunity for local organisations to promote their business, build brand awareness and enhance the relationship with their customers.

Award finalists are selected based upon nominations and public voting with the winners chosen by a team of judges who anonymously visit the businesses.

The Award winners will be announced on Wednesday 27 October 2021 at a gala dinner presented by Randwick City Council and Precedent Productions at Royal Randwick Racecourse.

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, 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

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


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