Even thinking about this episode of the 2017 Fremantle Business Awards wrap up makes the mouth water. There’s a great deal invested in the hospitality sector across Fremantle and it is a key part of Fremantle’s reputation as a destination.
As a cornerstone of our tourism economy, it makes perfect sense for Rottnest Express to sponsor this years Excellence in Hospitality Award. The connection between Rottnest Island and Fremantle is remarkable and a vital one to a unique visitor experience.
This year The National Hotel took the big gong for hospitality. It is an iconic building but The National is more than just a pub, it’s a lifestyle. It’s a place to meet, be entertained and, of course, eat. The National have also developed an event catering capacity that can bring The National to you. Many experienced The National in action at the 2016 Long Table Dinner on High Street.
The finalists start with Kazoomies delivering unique North African and Middle Eastern fused with Latin cuisine. Winter hours at the E Shed Markets are Friday to Sunday 9am – 3.00pm. Dinners become possible in warmer months.
La Sosta had me a few years ago with the slow cooked lamb ragu (Pappardelle Agnello, Piselli e Tartufo) but it is so much more, serving handmade Italian pasta from their well-kept family recipes. Dinner 7 days, lunch Friday to Sunday.
Our very own 4.5 star landmark concluded the finalists. In the heart of Fremantle for over 100 years The Esplanade Hotel Fremantle – by Rydges has accommodated generations of visitors to holiday, relax, do business, dine, celebrate and entertain.
In 2017 we were pleased to welcome Konica Minolta on board as a sponsor of the Excellence in Innovation Award. Given the offerings of this international print technology giant, it is a great link. To highlight their print capacity Konica Minolta in-house printed the official 2017 Fremantle Business Awards Program presented to all guests on the night.
The Innovation Award is always exciting because it brings together bold new ventures from different industries and highlights the amazing work underway around Fremantle every day.
Digital studio Viewport Virtual Reality won the day. Specialising in capturing events and locations, creating computer generated imagery and software development, Viewport provides an immersive virtual reality experience suitable for any purpose.
And the finallists were …
Animatronic Engineering is a producer and operator of educational, scientific travelling themed attractions and exhibitions. Think moving, growling dinosaurs and mega fauna and you are in the ball park.
Known for its innovative business model, Artitja Fine Art is committed to value the culture of the indigenous people of Australia. With strong values and principles it has become one of Perth’s most reputable and accessible Indigenous art galleries.
GRD Franmarine is a leading commercial diving operators and their successfully tested Envirocart enables the complete in-water removal, capture and containment of marine bio fouling hulls without damaging the antifouling paint or polluting the surrounding marine environment.
TAMS Group is a diverse marine services company with Innovation at its core. TAMS key success is innovation through diversity, focusing on the development of planning and methods that lead to the delivery of practical solutions.
West Offshore Products are Australia’s experts in the provision of marine safety equipment. The company developed the innovative “Swap-‘n-Go” life raft rental exchange program and prides itself of providing the highest quality safety and inflatable boating solutions.
Take a look at all of them, you never know when they are going to make a difference for you or your business.
Until next weeks Rewarding Fremantle Business – Part 3, the thunderous applause to all continues.