Winners of the City of Sydney Business Awards announced

Posted by James Ferre on 29th August 2008

Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore MP last night announced the winners of this year’s City of Sydney Business Awards, with Almond Bar, Crema 55, Sassy Treats and DARE – Delicious and Responsible Eating among the award winners.
Atlassian, a small software company started by two young graduates in 2002, took the top honour as Business of the Year.

“This year’s City of Sydney Business Awards saw an enormous number of entries, as well as a record number of attendees to the Gala Awards Dinner, with small and medium businesses throughout City of Sydney taking the opportunity to gain recognition for their hard work and achievement,” Ms Moore said. “A thriving and creative small-to-medium business sector is very much part of our vision for Sustainable Sydney 2030, so it’s encouraging to see the impressive level of participation, the commitment of time, energy and imagination these awards generate.”

Twenty-two businesses from categories including food and beverage retail, financial services, innovation, disability inclusiveness, restaurants and cafes were voted the best in their field by public voting over the past two months, before going through a formal judging process.

Darlinghurst-based restaurant Almond Bar was recognised as the leading restaurant, with Crema 55 taking out the prize in the café category. The food and beverage retail award winner was Sassy Treats, a horse, cat and dog food retailer, while DARE claimed the honour for ‘takeaway and catering services’.