news, local-news, South Coast Local Business Awards, The Grange Golf Club, Dapto Leagues Club, Port Authority New South Wales, Dapto Mall, Warilla Grove, Service NSW, Precedent ProductionsChristian's Premium Meats at Helensburgh and Peter Laybutt, of DVD World Warrawong Plaza are among the winners of the 2019 Illawarra & South Coast Local Business Awards. The night started with Tamieka Garcia, of iBox Fitness, accepting the Youth Award and ended with Mr Laybutt being named Business Person of the Year and Christian's Superior Meats claiming the gold award for Business of the Year. In accepting the final award of the night for best business Christian Rowe said "I have never dreamed of winning anything like this". Mr Rowe said running a small business was not just from the time you open and close the door it is hard work 24/7. So to be recognised as a small business person was fantastic. Ms Laybutt thanked his team and said without them it wouldn't happen. After accepting the Youth Award Ms Garcia thanked her team and her family for supporting every dream she has. "I am only 20 and have gone through a lot and to be here with you guys sharing the night is unbelievable," she said. A very excited Jessica Arroya accepted her second award in five days when she took out the Specialised Business category after picking up the national Health & Wellbeing Award at the AusMumpreneur of the Year Awards in Melbourne on Friday night. She was joined at The Grange Golf Club on Wednesday night by her very proud daughter Libby Counsell. The 14th annual awards were held at the The Grange Golf Club after the function room at the former venue was turned into a state-of-the-art children's centre. During the awards ceremony founder Steve Loe, of Precedent Productions, said the 2019 awards received 11,500 nominations. Mr Loe said the awards would not be possible without the support of organisations such as Port Authority of NSW, The Grange, Dapto Leagues Club, Illawarra Mercury, Dapto Mall, Service NSW and Warilla Grove. And the winners are: Read more: Videos from Wednesday night's awards at The Grange All the winners from the Illawarra South Coast Local Business Awards of

Scenes from South Coast Local Business Awards at The Grange on Wednesday night. Pictures: Greg Ellis

Christian's Premium Meats at Helensburgh and Peter Laybutt, of DVD World Warrawong Plaza are among the winners of the 2019 Illawarra & South Coast Local Business Awards.

The night started with Tamieka Garcia, of iBox Fitness, accepting the Youth Award and ended with Mr Laybutt being named Business Person of the Year and Christian's Superior Meats claiming the gold award for Business of the Year.

In accepting the final award of the night for best business Christian Rowe said "I have never dreamed of winning anything like this".

Mr Rowe said running a small business was not just from the time you open and close the door it is hard work 24/7.

So to be recognised as a small business person was fantastic.

Ms Laybutt thanked his team and said without them it wouldn't happen.

All the winners from the Illawarra South Coast Local Business Awardshttps://nnimgt-a.akamaihd.net/transform/v1/crop/frm/tSTP9QYGHQpn75NApSSxni/ebed3900-38a8-4df4-8b90-e6b89387236a.JPG/r0_451_5392_3497_w1200_h678_fmax.jpgChristian's Premium Meats at Helensburgh and Peter Laybutt, of DVD World Warrawong Plaza are among the winners of the 2019 Illawarra & South Coast Local Business Awards. The night started with Tamieka Garcia, of iBox Fitness, accepting the Youth Award and ended with Mr Laybutt being named Business Person of the Year and Christian's Superior Meats being named Business of the Yearnews, local-news, South Coast Local Business Awards, The Grange Golf Club, Dapto Leagues Club, Port Authority New South Wales, Dapto Mall, Warilla Grove, Service NSW, Precedent Productions2019-09-12T03:00:00+10:00https://players.brightcove.net/3879528182001/default_default/index.html?videoId=6085352871001https://players.brightcove.net/3879528182001/default_default/index.html?videoId=6085352871001South Coast Local Business Awards Youth Award

After accepting the Youth Award Ms Garcia thanked her team and her family for supporting every dream she has.

"I am only 20 and have gone through a lot and to be here with you guys sharing the night is unbelievable," she said.

A very excited Jessica Arroya accepted her second award in five days when she took out the Specialised Business category after picking up the national Health & Wellbeing Award at the AusMumpreneur of the Year Awards in Melbourne on Friday night.

She was joined at The Grange Golf Club on Wednesday night by her very proud daughter Libby Counsell.

The 14th annual awards were held at the The Grange Golf Club after the function room at the former venue was turned into a state-of-the-art children's centre.

During the awards ceremony founder Steve Loe, of Precedent Productions, said the 2019 awards received 11,500 nominations.

Mr Loe said the awards would not be possible without the support of organisations such as Port Authority of NSW, The Grange, Dapto Leagues Club, Illawarra Mercury, Dapto Mall, Service NSW and Warilla Grove.

And the winners are:

Youth Award - Tamieka Garcia, of iBox FitnessBakery/Cake Shop - Bakers Delight Warilla GroveFashion Shop - Envy Her BoutiqueSole Trader - Extreme Carpet CleaningAutomotive Services - South Coast Auto Repairs and Dapto Auto ElectricsJewellery Store - Darryl Tighe Jewellers Dapto MallFast Food/Takeaway - Subway Dapto MallSpecialised Business - Weigh Less With JessPhotography Business - Scribbly Gum PhotographyFresh Food - Christian's Premium MeatsBeauty Services - Savannah Rose Make-Up ArtistryPharmacy - Choice Pharmacy at Vincentia Market PlaceFlorist - Woonona Florist Cafe - Lime Leaf Cafe

Dance Studio - Miss Zoe's School of DancePet care - Foxy Hounds Professional Services - Southern Property ServicesNew Business - Gravity Gymnastics

Restaurant - CaveauService & Trade - Nest Residential DesignReal Estate Agency - Dignam Real EstateFitness Services - Definition FitnessEarly Childhood Centre - Illawarra Academy of Early Learning Mount WarrigalEducation Service - Grand Tuition Music Studio Hairdresser - AB&CO HairHealth Improvement Services - Just Better Care Illawarra and Southern HighlandsSpecialised Retail Business - Sunrise Nursery Business Person of the Year - Peter Laybutt of DVD World at Warrawong PlazaBusiness of the Year - Christian's Premium Meats

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Videos from Wednesday night's awards at The Grange

All the winners from the Illawarra South Coast Local Business Awardshttps://nnimgt-a.akamaihd.net/transform/v1/crop/frm/tSTP9QYGHQpn75NApSSxni/ebed3900-38a8-4df4-8b90-e6b89387236a.JPG/r0_451_5392_3497_w1200_h678_fmax.jpgChristian's Premium Meats at Helensburgh and Peter Laybutt, of DVD World Warrawong Plaza are among the winners of the 2019 Illawarra & South Coast Local Business Awards. The night started with Tamieka Garcia, of iBox Fitness, accepting the Youth Award and ended with Mr Laybutt being named Business Person of the Year and Christian's Superior Meats being named Business of the Yearnews, local-news, South Coast Local Business Awards, The Grange Golf Club, Dapto Leagues Club, Port Authority New South Wales, Dapto Mall, Warilla Grove, Service NSW, Precedent Productions2019-09-12T03:00:00+10:00https://players.brightcove.net/3879528182001/default_default/index.html?videoId=6085341116001https://players.brightcove.net/3879528182001/default_default/index.html?videoId=6085341116001Announcement of Business of the YearAll the winners from the Illawarra South Coast Local Business Awardshttps://nnimgt-a.akamaihd.net/transform/v1/crop/frm/tSTP9QYGHQpn75NApSSxni/ebed3900-38a8-4df4-8b90-e6b89387236a.JPG/r0_451_5392_3497_w1200_h678_fmax.jpgChristian's Premium Meats at Helensburgh and Peter Laybutt, of DVD World Warrawong Plaza are among the winners of the 2019 Illawarra & South Coast Local Business Awards. The night started with Tamieka Garcia, of iBox Fitness, accepting the Youth Award and ended with Mr Laybutt being named Business Person of the Year and Christian's Superior Meats being named Business of the Yearnews, local-news, South Coast Local Business Awards, The Grange Golf Club, Dapto Leagues Club, Port Authority New South Wales, Dapto Mall, Warilla Grove, Service NSW, Precedent Productions2019-09-12T03:00:00+10:00https://players.brightcove.net/3879528182001/default_default/index.html?videoId=6085341172001https://players.brightcove.net/3879528182001/default_default/index.html?videoId=6085341172001Announcement of Business Person of the YearAll the winners from the Illawarra South Coast Local Business Awardshttps://nnimgt-a.akamaihd.net/transform/v1/crop/frm/tSTP9QYGHQpn75NApSSxni/ebed3900-38a8-4df4-8b90-e6b89387236a.JPG/r0_451_5392_3497_w1200_h678_fmax.jpgChristian's Premium Meats at Helensburgh and Peter Laybutt, of DVD World Warrawong Plaza are among the winners of the 2019 Illawarra & South Coast Local Business Awards. The night started with Tamieka Garcia, of iBox Fitness, accepting the Youth Award and ended with Mr Laybutt being named Business Person of the Year and Christian's Superior Meats being named Business of the Yearnews, local-news, South Coast Local Business Awards, The Grange Golf Club, Dapto Leagues Club, Port Authority New South Wales, Dapto Mall, Warilla Grove, Service NSW, Precedent Productions2019-09-12T03:00:00+10:00https://players.brightcove.net/3879528182001/default_default/index.html?videoId=6085348883001https://players.brightcove.net/3879528182001/default_default/index.html?videoId=6085348883001Jessica Arroyo acceptance speechAll the winners from the Illawarra South Coast Local Business Awardshttps://nnimgt-a.akamaihd.net/transform/v1/crop/frm/tSTP9QYGHQpn75NApSSxni/ebed3900-38a8-4df4-8b90-e6b89387236a.JPG/r0_451_5392_3497_w1200_h678_fmax.jpgChristian's Premium Meats at Helensburgh and Peter Laybutt, of DVD World Warrawong Plaza are among the winners of the 2019 Illawarra & South Coast Local Business Awards. The night started with Tamieka Garcia, of iBox Fitness, accepting the Youth Award and ended with Mr Laybutt being named Business Person of the Year and Christian's Superior Meats being named Business of the Yearnews, local-news, South Coast Local Business Awards, The Grange Golf Club, Dapto Leagues Club, Port Authority New South Wales, Dapto Mall, Warilla Grove, Service NSW, Precedent Productions2019-09-12T03:00:00+10:00https://players.brightcove.net/3879528182001/default_default/index.html?videoId=6085348141001https://players.brightcove.net/3879528182001/default_default/index.html?videoId=6085348141001Hairdresser awardAll the winners from the Illawarra South Coast Local Business Awardshttps://nnimgt-a.akamaihd.net/transform/v1/crop/frm/tSTP9QYGHQpn75NApSSxni/ebed3900-38a8-4df4-8b90-e6b89387236a.JPG/r0_451_5392_3497_w1200_h678_fmax.jpgChristian's Premium Meats at Helensburgh and Peter Laybutt, of DVD World Warrawong Plaza are among the winners of the 2019 Illawarra & South Coast Local Business Awards. The night started with Tamieka Garcia, of iBox Fitness, accepting the Youth Award and ended with Mr Laybutt being named Business Person of the Year and Christian's Superior Meats being named Business of the Yearnews, local-news, South Coast Local Business Awards, The Grange Golf Club, Dapto Leagues Club, Port Authority New South Wales, Dapto Mall, Warilla Grove, Service NSW, Precedent Productions2019-09-12T03:00:00+10:00https://players.brightcove.net/3879528182001/default_default/index.html?videoId=6085348934001https://players.brightcove.net/3879528182001/default_default/index.html?videoId=6085348934001Beauty Services AwardThis story All the winners from the Illawarra South Coast Local Business Awards first appeared on Illawarra Mercury.

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