You know those moments where you're genuinely and utterly surprised in the best way possible? This was us on Friday evening at the 2017 Bass Coast Business Awards in the stunning RACV Resort in Norte's home town of Inverloch.
We were thrilled beyond words to take home the Best New Business Award, having entered to celebrate our first 18 months in business. We were proud of the hard work we'd put in to turning our thought bubble into a thriving little business but more importantly, feel passionate about contributing to our local area and promoting our favourite causes.
(these are going straight to the pool room)
We had only just relaxed back in our seats to enjoy a celebratory drink with our family and friends when our host announced the 2017 Business of the Year Award. We were scanning the room so we could watch the lucky winner walk the room to collect their award when Norte was announced. To say we are completely humbled is an epic understatement, particularly in the company of so many of the regions finest businesses.
We're proud of Norte and the opportunities it has created for us in the region and beyond. Our passion is creating quality products that promote outdoor play and bring the spirit of adventure to Australian families.
(L: The Norte team with our proud mamma, R: With Geoff Ellis Councillor for Western Port Ward)
We'd like to congratulate each and every one of the finalists and winners from the evening and thank the Bass Coast Shire Council and each of the sponsors for their support of the awards. It was inspiring to see the creativity, innovation and effort that make up the regions business community.
(Two very happy Norte sisters)
Check out the best products and services in the Bass Coast below or check them out next time you take a trip to the area:
- Coast Magazine
- Drift Media
- Harman Wines
- Kernot Food and Wine Store
- Maria's Bridal Studio
- Bass Straight Direct
- Maru Koala and Animal Park
- Paul the Pieman Bakery
- Phillip Island Helicopters
- Safflower Chinese Medicine Dispensary and Clinic
- San Remo IGA
- A Maze'N Things
- Mookah Studio
- Cheeky Goose Cafe
- Freedom Organics San Remo
- Phillip Island Glamping
- Connells Bakery
- Silverwater Resort
- The Sociable Weaver
- Inverloch Views
- Phillip Island Tenpin Bowling and Entertainment Centre