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City businesses win State awards

Emily AceSouth Western Times

Mayor Gary Brennan is pleased to see Bunbury’s reputation as a “sensational place to live and visit” enhanced by a spate of award nominations and wins by Bunbury businesses over the past month.

The praise comes as the Sala Wine Lounge was labelled the Small Bar Association WA’s Best Regional Small Bar last week and the Rose Hotel overcame fierce competition from across the State on Monday night to be named WA’s Best Redeveloped Venue at the 2017 Australian Hotels Association Hospitality Awards for Excellence.

The hotel was also a finalist in an impressive nine categories overall, including WA’s Best Bar Team, WA’s Best Restaurant and WA’s Best Conference and Functions.

Eaton Tavern was also successful at the awards, after being named WA’s Best TAB Hotel/PubTAB Venue.

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The Bayview Bar was named as a finalist in three categories, including WA’s Best Training Initiative, while their employee Breeanna Batrick picked up a finalist nomination for WA’s best Food and Beverage Services Employee.

The Prince of Wales Hotel also picked up three finalist nominations, including WA’s Best Live Entertainment Venue.

“I congratulate the owners of these premises who place appropriate importance on staff training to ensure outstanding customer service, along with a variety and quality of refreshments sold at an affordable price,” Mr Brennan said.

“These award-winning bars and pubs continue to raise the benchmark and collectively attract great support from our Bunbury Geographe community and visitors.”

SportsPower Bunbury and Eaton also represented Bunbury at the weekend when they won the Franchise Business of the Year award ahead of Hydrokleen (Broome) and Thrifty Car & Truck Rental Karratha at the 2017 WA Regional Small Business Awards.

Their success follows on from winning the same category at the 2017 South West Small Business Awards in June.

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