Following a 12-month COVID-induced break, the Newmarket business community gathered at the Cordis hotel to celebrate the 2021 Newmarket Business Awards.
The highly anticipated event was hosted by the Newmarket Business Association, with the help of their generous sponsors, Bayleys and humm.
With the 2021 awards proving to be one of the most competitive in the 10-year history of the event, a diligent and skilled judging panel was essential. This year’s event celebrated the best of the best, with the winners being carefully selected by the judging panel from an elite group of finalists across 12 categories.
This year’s independent judging panel included a premium round-up of business leaders such as Anne Norman, Anthony Hoy Fong, Cameron Bagrie, Koro Dickinson, Michelle Vogt, Stewart Sherriff, Wynnis Armour and Rotary Newmarket. The panel’s sponsor judges also included Rachel Dovey from Bayleys, and Jacqui Hourigan from humm.
Vibrant and refreshing, Newbie took out Best Café of the Year, the little local consistently wows its customers with superb Atomic coffee and a menu that changes with the season.
Situated in the heart of the recently refurbished 277 Rooftop, White & Wong’s was named Best Restaurant of the Year for its fresh Asian flavours that have been lovingly reimagined and reinvigorated.
Best Innovation of the Year also went to a hospitality superstar, Burger Burger who serve delicious, honest burgers, old fashioned shakes, and nice cold beers within the bright and bustling confines of their Newmarket address.
“After a very challenging 12 months it was superb to be able to get together, in person, to celebrate our diverse range of businesses. The awards acknowledge the best of the best. It is exciting to see some new names in the mix, but equally huge respect to some of our familiar old brands who get it so right year after year,” commented Newmarket Business Association’s CEO, Mark Knoff-Thomas.