Northern Business Achievement Awards 2020

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Two local Nillumbik businesses have been honored at the Northern Business Achievement Awards (NBAA).

Congratulations to Blue Pear Pantry, which won the Best Start-up or Microbusiness Award, and Ben Hutchinson Landscapes won the Sustainability Award.

The awards, highlighting business excellence in Melbourne’s north, were presented at an online grand finale on Thursday 3 December.

Blue Pear Pantry, based in North Warrandyte, produces handcrafted pastries for foodservice, wholesale/retail and direct online sales. All ingredients are sourced locally and direct from farmers wherever possible.

Ben Hutchinson Landscapes, based in Eltham, specialises in Australian native landscape design. Sustainability is at the heart of the business, with a focus on maximising available rainwater, regionally and sustainably sourced materials wherever possible and the use of indigenous and Australian native plants.

Mayor Peter Perkins congratulated Nillumbik’s two winners.

“It’s been a really tough year for everyone, but businesses such as Blue Pear Pantry and Ben Hutchinson Landscapes highlight the strength, resilience and innovation of our business community to get through these challenges,” Cr Perkins said.

“I congratulate you on your achievements and urge the Nillumbik community to continue to support our fantastic local businesses.”

Council nominated both businesses for the awards. We will be seeking new nominees for the 2021 awards next year.