Black Duck Brewery
Black Duck Brewery was established at Herons Creek in 2010, and moved into Acacia Avenue in Port in 2012.
Since moving to Port they opened the cellar door and bar providing a space for locals and tourist to come and enjoy. They have enjoyed a growing number of locals frequenting the bar and tourist numbers seem to increase every holiday period.
Since 2012, Black Duck has increased their staff from 2 to 7, and output has increased by 100%.They have now opened a venue in town on Clarence St, and there is an impending brewery expansion from 75,000 litres to 300,000 litres in the industrial area adjacent the current site.
Black Duck has won 4 awards in a row; in 2013 for new business and then in 2014, 2015, 2016 Industry Winner
Coast Front Realty
Coast Front Realty was established in 2008.
Coast Front Realty is proud to be recognised as a boutique, independently owned real estate agency. Their motto is that it's not just about property, it's also about people.
They value the importance of relationships in their business and pride themselves on exceeding their client’s expectations through personalised, caring and professional service throughout the selling or buying process.
Coast Front Realty has won 4 Industry awards in row in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.
Holiday Coast Credit Union
Holiday Coast Credit Union was established in Wauchope in 1967 as Hastings Rural Credit Union by the Hastings Cooperative as a credit union to provide credit union benefits to its employees and suppliers at a time where the Hastings Cooperative was a Dairy Factory.
Today Holiday Coast Credit Union continues to be a 100% Customer-Owned and as such is a financial cooperative owned by its members.
They have over 30,000 members and serve members via their branch network from Coffs Harbour to Maitland along the Holiday Coast region, offering a full range of banking 7 days a week, 24 hours a day anywhere in the world.
This year is their 50th year in business and they are celebrating the many lives that they have changed as a result of providing financial services for their members and through their Community Partnership Grants assisting in building better communities in each of our operating areas.
For Holiday Coast Credit Union it is about improving the economic and social well-being of our members and their community.
Holiday Coast Credit Union has won 4 awards in the category of– special inductee this year - Won at our Awards in 2009, 2010 & 2013 and have won State Awards since being our major sponsor for three years (are excluded from our Awards due to naming rights sponsor)
Rydges Port Macquarie
Rydges was established in 2005 and is a 4.5 star coastal escape where guests can combine the pleasures of an idyllic waterfront setting with premium accommodation. They like to be a little taste of the city on the coast - fun but professional service with a little Rydges flair. They offer a full range of 4.5 services to premium guest room and stunning water view apartments and love creating high quality events for the community and visiting guests. Their love of food, wine and entertainment is showcased in the extensive range of dining experiences spearheaded by Zebu Bar+Grill.
They love our local community and have made it their mission to create a space, place and a team that facilitate community spirit. They have partnered with many community groups and local business people to create and facilitate events to supply funding and support in both cash and in kind donations through bespoke events and in kind offerings of accommodation, food & beverage vouchers. - Key events generating and long term partnerships include Triathlon Australia, The Salvation Army, Camp Quality, Hope Shop, Cancer Council. Luminosity Youth Summit raising thousands of dollars each year.
In 2016 Zebu won Best Bar in Hotel in the Region and Best Bar in the Country (AHA) and in their first review in Good Food Guide were only one point off a Chef’s Hat. Rydges has won 5 awards in 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015 & 2016.
Aqua Vitae Day Spa
Aqua Vitae Day Spa was established in 1999 and is local family owned and operated. Built on a ‘customer first’ philosophy. Aqua Vitae has grown over the years to now serve over some 4000 guests per year. Combining passionate staff, attention to detail and a beautiful, calm and relaxing environment, Aqua Vitae has built a strong reputation for quality with locals and visitors alike. Offering Day Spa pamper packages, gift certificates, massage and beauty treatments, Aqua Vitae Day Spa is your go to for some valuable time-out from the daily grind. Aqua Vitae has won five awards in the category or Hair & Beauty in 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014 and again last year 2015. They have shown their commitment to building their business in our region and continuous improvement to the customer experience.
Oxley Insurance Brokers
Oxley Insurance Brokers have been announced the Winner of the Legal, Financial & Insurance Services Business Choice category four times in consecutive years from 2011-2014. Oxley Insurance Brokers are proud to have served the Mid North Coast since 1976. They are committed to changing with client needs and constantly improving what they offer; which is expert insurance and risk advice, face to face, from people who understand you - right here where you live. Further, Oxley Insurance Brokers continue to support a wide range of community causes cementing their commitment to the local community.
Peak Coffee has won Awards four years in a row; in the Business Choice category of Industry, Manufacturing & Engineering in 2011, 2012 and 2013,and the People’s Choice Award in 2014. Peak Coffee Australia is the first coffee roasting business to be located on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales. Peak Coffee roasts for local, regional and interstate cafe owners and wholesale accounts. Peak Coffee Australia invests time and experience through research and development into quality fresh coffee producing unique blends and, individual character within single origin roasts to expose the senses to a world of flavour profiles.
PC Pitstop has won a variety of Awards across both the Business Choice and Judged categories. They were announced the winners of the Environmentally Sustainable Award in 2010, Embracing technology in 2011, Employer of Choice 2013 & 2014, Professional & Business Services 5 employees or less in 2014. PC Pitstop began in Camden Haven in 1998 by local boy Ben Waters, an Electronic Engineer who dabbled in computer repairs in his spare time. Quickly outgrowing this and other locations, PC Pitstop settled in Lake Cathie and Ben and his new team and new fiancée opened a second shop in Port Macquarie in late 2010.
Ken Little Fruit and Vege
Ken Little’s Fruit and Vege has be announced the winner of the Retail Large category 5 times over the years: in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014. Conveniently located 2 minutes from the hustle of the Main CBD, Ken Littles Fruit and Vege is a local family owned and operated business who have been supplying the regions families and restaurants with fruit and vegetables for over 30 years. They service 4,000 retail customers a week, 120 wholesale customers including restaurants and corner stores in Port Macquarie and various locations in the region.
Town Green Inn
Town Green Inn has won 5 Awards since 2010: In the Clubs & Pubs category they have won in 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014 plus People’s Choice Award in 2012. The Town Green Inn is affectionately referred to as TGs by the locals, is conveniently located right in the heart of Port Macquarie. Enjoying views over Port Macquarie's iconic Town Green & the Hastings River, TG's offers its guests a contemporary, comfortable & relaxed experience.
East Port Veterinary
East Port Veterinary has won the category of Professional & Business Services three times (2010, 2012, 2013) and in 2011 also was awarded the winner of the Excellence in Business Award. In addition to these Awards East Port veterinary has been recognised many time in their specific industry Awards for setting a benchmark for all small animal practitioners and for quality customer service.
Port Macquarie Surf School
Port Macquarie Surf School – (won 5 awards) have been awarded the winner of Childcare, education and Training twice and in 2013 were awarded a total of 4 awards including People’s Choice, Excellence in Innovation and the NSW Safe Work Award. Port Macquarie Surf School have been providing surf coaching services for beginners through to advanced surfers in the area since 1981 and pride themselves on delivering quality surf education via Australian Sports Commission endorsed programs.
Childish Photography was announced the winner of the following categories: New Business (2010) and Business to Business Choice twice (2011 & 2012) and then Creative Services, IT & Communications 2013. Kylie has been a Photographer for 18 years and starts the blurb on her website with “I LOVE MY JOB”. Since 2005, Kylie has received recognition for both an arts and business perspective.
John Oxley Motors
John Oxley Motors has been awarded the winner of Automotive Services Business Choice Category four years in a row 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. John Oxley Motors is your local, family owned car dealership since 1971. They take pride in having won awards from both the vehicle manufacturers they represent, along with the previously mentioned local business awards.
Port Macquarie Focus
Willing and Able Foundation
The Little Brewing Company
Skillslink Training (previously known as Port Macquarie Community College)