Following the Cootamundra Business Awards held at the Cootamundra Country Club on Friday 2 September, the excitement continues to grow for local businesses in Cootamundra.

The nine winners of the individual categories at the Cootamundra Business Awards will now go on to represent themselves at the 2022 Murray-Riverina Regional Business Awards next month.

The regional winners will be announced at the gala evening on Friday 21 October at the Whitton Malt House.

The nine Cootamundra based businesses that won their category earlier this month and are now finalists in the 2022 Murray-Riverina Business Awards include:

Outstanding Employee: Ty Wickham – New Soil Cootamundra.

Outstanding Young Business Leader: Jason Bates – Stockinpiggle Free Range Pork & Pig Stud.

Outstanding Business Leader: Emma Muller – Horizon United.

Excellence in Micro Business: Indiglo Massage & Beauty.

Excellence in Small Business: Dusty Road Coffee Roasters.

Excellence in Large Business: JMA Legal

Outstanding Start-Up: Riverina Music Therapy.

Excellence in Innovation: Stockinpiggle Free Range Pork & Pig Stud.

Outstanding Co

mmunity Organisation: Can Assist Cootamundra.

Leah Sutherland, Manager at Business Cootamundra (formerly CDC) said the organisation is proud to have so many outstanding finalists represent Cootamundra on a regional scale.

“We are very excited to announce nine of our Cootamundra Business Award category winners have been announced as finalist of the 2022 Murray-Riverina Regional Business Awards,” Leah said.

“We also congratulate Cootamundra Pool and Stadium on their selection in the Excellence in Small Business category.

“The Murray-Riverina Regional Business Awards recognises and celebrates business growth, resilience, entrepreneurship, and success across our region.

“The Murray-Riverina is a leading regional economy and is characterised by strong and diverse industries such as agriculture, manufacturing, transport and logistics, health and tourism sectors.” Well done to all finalists!

Tim Warren