Each year the Fremantle Chamber of Commerce sponsors the Fremantle Business Awards.
The 2022 awards ceremony included a gala dinner at the PS Art Space in Pakenham Street, central Fremantle on Thursday night, 15 September.
Before dinner, in a closed off Pakenham Street, street performers entertained dinner guests and provided great photo opportunities.
For the main awards part of the evening, three short-listed businesses in each award category were announced to great fanfare before the winner was declared.
Fremantle Chamber of Commerce CEO, Danicia Quinlan, said that this year the Chamber received a record 57 nominees for the Awards and that the results showed some of the tightest judges scores ever seen – in most instances with only a few points separating the winners from the finalists.
This online magazine, Fremantle Shipping News, was itself a proud finalist in the 2022 Contribution to Fremantle Award, which was won by the wonderful Fremantle Foundation, a philanthropic organisation that does fabulous work around Freo.
Here are the finalists and the winners in each category.
OLD BRIDGE CELLARS
FREMANTLE PORTS 2022 BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
The Judges Said: “A thriving local business built on community, product knowledge, local supplier relationships and delivering to both consumer and corporate markets. Expansion down the road to Canning Bridge shows growth and willingness to take risks. An exceptional business run by exceptional people”.
CITY OF FREMANTLE LEADERSHIP AWARD – 2021 CONTRIBUTION TO FREMANTLE
WINNER: Fremantle Foundation
FINALIST: Gage Roads Brewing Company
FINALIST: Fremantle Shipping News
CITY OF FREMANTLE LEADERSHIP AWARD – MAYOR’s AWARD FOR SUSTAINABLE ENTERPRISE
WINNER: Plastic Free Foundation
FINALIST: Slavin Architects
FINALIST: The Hub on SX
EXCELLENCE CATEGORY – EXCELLENCE IN CREATIVE INDUSTIES
WINNER: Fremantle Theatre Company
FINALIST: Greg James Studio
FINALIST: ARTSOURCEWA – The Street Gallery Fremantle Project
EXCELLENCE CATEGORY – EXCELLENCE IN PROFESSIONAL OR SERVICE INDUSTRIES
FINALIST: Nourish Health Pharmacy
FINALIST: & Partners
EXCELLENCE CATEGORY – EXCELLENCE IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE – IMPORTS AND EXPORTS (SPONSOR WESTPAC)
WINNER: Australian Global Exports
FINALIST: Fremantle Wool Trading
FINALIST: Taylor Marine
EXCELLENCE CATEGORY – EXCELLENCE IN MARINE, ENGINEERING & DEFENCE PROJECTS (SPONSOR TAMS GROUP)
WINNER: L3 Harris Integrated Mission Systems Australia
FINALIST: Taylor Marine
EXCELLENCE CATEGORY – EXCELLENCE IN COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT (SPONSOR SHACKS-KERR MOTORS FREMANTLE)
WINNER: Old Courthouse
FINALIST: Little Lane by Yolk Property
GROWTH CATEGORY – QUANTUM LEAP IN BUSINESS GROWTH AND PERFORMANCE (SPONSOR BUSINESS FOUNDATIONS)
WINNER: White House Property Partners
FINALIST: Terra Petrophysics
FINALIST: TAMS GROUP
HALL OF FAME FOR LONGEVITY AND ENDURANCE IN BUSINESS (SPONSOR WESTPAC)
WINNER: Shacks & Kerr Motors Fremantle
FINALIST: Slavin Architects
PEOPLE’S CHOICE EXPERIENCE FREMANTLE CATEGORY AWARDS
OVERALL WINNER – EMILY TAYLOR
Judges said: An impressive business whose nomination spoke with passion, detail and flair about what makes them unique and special. They have such a strong role to play in the local hospitality offering. They are seeking to change things up and it shows in their consistent and loyal following.
RUNNER UP – THE OLD SYNAGOGUE
PEOPLE’S CHOICE EXPERIENCE FREMANTLE MERIT CERTIFICATES Best Attraction (Including Events), sponsored by AFA Insurance
WINNER: Fishing Boat Harbour Trader Group
FINALIST: WA Maritime Museum – LEGO BRIX Exhibition
FINALIST: George St Festival East Fremantle
BEST HOSPITALITY VENUE, sponsored by Notre Dame University
WINNER: The Wardeers Hotel & Emily Taylor Fremantle
FINALIST: The Old Synagogue
FINALIST: Benny’s Bar & Café
BEST LOCAL PRODUCT, sponsored by Fremantle Markets
WINNER: Chris’ Kitchen FINALIST: Ocean Remedy
FINALIST: Lost in Fremantle
BEST RETAIL, sponsored by work.shop.dine
WINNER: Old Bridge Cellars
FINALIST: Monocle Optometrist
FINALIST: Iridescent Sea
Fremantle Business Awards 2022 Top 30 SCORING Businesses
Old Bridge Cellars
Old Courthouse Fremantle
The Warders Hotel & Emily Taylor
Fremantle Monocle Optometry
Plastic Free Foundation
Shacks & Kerr Motors Fremantle
Fremantle Theatre Company
Greg James Sculpture Studio Gallery
Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour Trader Group Inc.
WA Maritime Museum
White House Property Partners
Culley’s Tea Rooms
Ford & Doonan Ford & Doonan Air Conditioning Systems
The Old Synagogue
ARTSOURCEWA – The Street Gallery Fremantle
Project Ocean Remedy
Fremantle Shipping News
Gage Roads Freo
Nella Fitzgerald Events
The Hub on SX
Australian Global Exports
Nourish Health Pharmacy Fremantle
L3 Harris Integrated Mission Systems Australia
At the conclusion of the awards ceremony the Winners Circle assembled on stage.
The undoubted stars of the event, however, were the Fremantle Chamber of Commerce organising team led by CEO, Danicia Quinlan.
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