‘It was also very pleasing to see a number of new and younger faces competing,’ he said.
The JBA hosted the awards at Joondalup Resort with the help of comedian Peter Rowsthorn and the sponsorship of the Commonwealth Bank.
‘This year we tried a different format for the evening and it seemed to work very well,’ JBA chief executive Clive Haddow said.
‘We had a well-balanced mix of entertainment and recognition of our nominees which kept attendees involved.
‘We also tried to have enough time for people to mix and network, and also provided a disco for winners and supporters to celebrate at the end of the evening.’
Bob Motherwell, Tracy Teo and Alec Blacklaw were the judges.
Guests included Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts, Moore MHR Ian Goodenough, Hillarys MLA Rob Johnson, Commonwealth Bank regional general manager Gordon Cooper and Joondalup MLA Jan Norberger, representing the Premier.
Joondalup Business Association’s North West Metro Small Business Awards
People’s choice – The Pottery Playroom, Joondalup.
(Runner-up – West Coast Cabling).
Best employee – Bec Moyle, Quality Printers & Cartridges.
Customer service- Sparkle Dental.
Best retail business – Logsys Group, Joondalup.
Online initiative – Blond Gorilla, Joondalup.
Best educational services – Outback Initiatives.
Trade services – Vortech Installation.
Home-based business – Grants Empire, Clarkson.
(Runner-up – High Tea in a Box).
Best new business – Romano’s Pizzeria, Connolly.
Entrepreneur of the year – Wendy Flack, of Couple It.
Business leadership – Paul Filing.
Business of the Year – Talent Co. Dance & Entertainment.
See also: Dance school success and Award for business leader