Celebrating Kalamunda business success
CONGRATULATIONS to the 2023 Outstanding Enterprise Award winners!
Firstly, the chamber would like thank Platinum sponsor C.D. Dodd and judges Business Station’s Colin Jorgensen along with Mark Pivac, Julie Matheson and Arlene Quinn.
The 2023 winners are:
Excellence in Sustainability went to Zanthorrea Nursery
Excellence in Innovation went to HHH Distill
Outstanding Not For Profit went to Kalamunda & Districts Basketball Association, home of the Eastern Suns
Outstanding Personal Services went to Swim Mechanix Lesmurdie
Outstanding Professional Services went to White Mouse Design
Outstanding Trade Specialist went to Kalamunda Plumbing Plus
Excellence In Retail went to Kalamunda Toyota
Excellence in Tourism, Hospitality & Events went to Kalamunda Garden Festival
Outstanding Food & Beverage Enterprise went to The Vault Restaurant
Excellence in Creativity went to The Flower Club
Outstanding Local Product went to HHH Distill
Outstanding General Industrial, Transport, Freight & Logistics went to Hills Gas Supply.
The Peoples Choice Award went to Woodlupine Family Centre
The Mayor's Award for Community Activation went to Kalamunda Community Learning Centre
Business Person of the Year went to Andrew and Mandy Osenton
Chairperson's Enterprise of the Year went to Collective Design Agency
Also a big thank you to all our sponsors, Community Bank Forrestfield, HHH Spirits, Elders Insurance Kalamunda, Hawaiian's Forrestfield, Desborough Accountants, Zanthorrea Nursery, and Donna Faragher MLC and a big thank you to Chalet Rigi for hosting the awards night.
The Vault is an Italian restaurant located on Haynes Street in Kalamunda.
Recently purchased by its own Head Chef of 5 years, Angelo Bruno, the Vault team is dedicated to bringing people together over delicious Italian food and drinks.
The Vault consists of a spacious dining room, an outdoor terrace overlooking Haynes Street, a Tree Top Bar (open from 3 pm on Fridays to Sundays with live music) and 2 function rooms that can be booked for any event.
And let’s not forget the actual bank Vault, now converted into a wine cellar, a must-see for every guest.
So, come dine with us and let yourself be led on a culinary journey that includes authentic antipasto, pizza, pasta, risotto and other dishes and experience the warm hospitality that the Vault Team provides.
Our menu is also gluten-free and vegetarian friendly, meaning there is something delectable for everyone.
At the recent KCC Outstanding Enterprise Awards night, Ross and Jackie were delighted to receive the Excellence in Sustainability Award for Zanthorrea Nursery.
An award special to us as it is an integral part of our business philosophy.
So how does Zanthorrea aim to be more Sustainable?
We believe our cities need more plants to help support a healthy community and eco system, so we encourage urban greening.
We advocate for low fertiliser and chemical usage as well as responsible plant choices.
All onsite vehicles and tools are powered by batteries to reduce emissions and noise pollution.
Our water is all collected, filtered and used on our botanical gardens, reducing our demand on scheme water.
Our power comes from the sun thanks to 54 solar panels.
We have further plans to install a large battery backup system, allowing us to operate when there is no sun or grid power.
We believe we can all help to be a part of a sustainable future where we can live a healthy life surrounded by plants and nature.
Keira Nicholson and Collective Design Agency, seasoned registered building designers with 16 years of experience, recently clinched the Kalamunda Chamber of Commerce Chairman’s Enterprise of the Year award.
Keira said she was genuinely surprised by the honour, and was humbled by the acknowledgement.
This local small business, a finalist in 10 categories, embraces a community-centric ethos.
Keira envisions a future tightly interwoven with community collaborations, aiming to assist small business owners and contribute to accessible home designs for various lifestyle needs and life changes.
The accolade is not just a recognition of past achievements but a catalyst for future endeavours that promise to elevate the standards of design, planning consulting, and community engagement.
Keira Nicholson and Collective Design Agency are not just designers; they are committed to fostering a more connected and accessible future.
SWIM Mechanix Lesmurdie, recent recipients of the Kalamunda Chamber of Commerce Enterprise Awards in Personal Services, is devoted to keeping your loved ones safer around water.
Owned and operated by Liz Fowler, Swim Mechanix Lesmurdie utilises the St Brigid’s College indoor pool, offering swimming lessons for children and adults, swim teaching training, and community programs and courses to foster a safer swimming community in the Perth Hills.
A Royal Life Saving Endorsed Swim School, the Lesmurdie location is one of three award-winning Swim Mechanix swim schools in Perth south providing the Swim & Survive program.
Join their free adult swim-fit classes in 2024 or participate in community courses focusing on responding to aquatic emergencies.
Their in-house Swim Teacher training creates local job opportunities for students, with many staff members being St Brigid’s and Mazenod graduates.
Open during school terms and holidays, Swim Mechanix Lesmurdie is the premier destination to learn to swim…better!
Have you ever driven up Walnut Road in the Bickley Valley? Probably not!
But if you did you’d find a driveway with a sign that says HHH Spirits – Distillery.
The shed and sea containers look rather industrial and belie the creative space that you find will inside.
Recently HHH received two awards at the Kalamunda Chamber of Commerce awards night for the Excellence in Innovation and Outstanding Local Product categories.
“I fly under the radar”, says Hilton, the founder and distiller, “so it is good to get some recognition for all that hard work”.
Hilton swapped a career in construction disputes for distilling.
“I worked on an arbitration case for four years and it drove me to drink,” he laughs.
What Hilton did not expect was that building his own copper column would become a business on its own, and now 102 copper stills have been made for distilleries all over Australia.
The HHH gins are making their mark too, with signature botanicals all grown on the property and one of them, Honey Myrtle, growing wild.
“I don’t complicate the process of making gin, I just let the botanicals do the talking”.
Next year HHH will release its first, and very limited, single malt whisky.