In front of an audience of over 360 attendees, The Little Bar Cart was one of many Western Australian small business winners in the 29e Belmont & Western Australian Small Business Awards 2022 on Wednesday 26e from October 2022. Held in the ballroom of the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, the ‘Night of Stars’ event celebrated excellence in business and community achievement.
Welcoming remarks were delivered by the Mayor of the City of Belmont, Cr Phil Marks, along with our MCs for the evening, MP for Belmont, Cassie Rowe MLA, and Belmont BEC Inc. Boss Louise Percy. VIP guests included: MP for South Perth, Geoff Baker MLA; Consul General of India, Perth, Amarjeet Singh Takhi; Consul (Trade, Consular and Head of Chancery) Consulate General of India in Perth, Naresh Sharma; Honorary Consul of the Slovak Republic in Western Australia Paul Faix, President Belmont BEC, CEO Fortix; City of Belmont, Deputy Mayor Cr Robert Rossi, JP, Cr Bernie Ryan, Cr Jenny Davis, Cr Natalie Carter, Cr Deb Sessions; Australian Local Government Womens Association WA, President, Cr Chontelle Stone, Town of Cockburn; Textile Clothing Footwear Resource Center of WA Inc., President, Irving Lane; Hong Kong Australia Business Association WA, President, Winnie Lai Hadad; AusIndustry WA, Brett Duane; BPW Australia, Helen Toon; BPW WA, former chair Kate Waters; BPW Belmont, Shirley Lancaster; Rotary International – District 9465 WA, former District Governor Jodie Sparks; Rotary Club of Ascot, President, Dianne Reed; Belmont Rotary Teresa Turnbull; Welshpool Rotary Terry Rush; AFG Young Leaders, President, Maria Aziz; National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka, Kapila De Silva.
Entertainment was provided by Kaylene Taylor, with Welcome to Country by Daniel Garlett. The WA Designer Showcase fashion show featured stunning local designs from CIZZY Bridal Australia, Silver Star Designs, Jilalga Designs, Afrojordan Boutique and Miss Scarlett.
The Little Bar Cart was started in Perth in 2016, by Perth-born entrepreneur, Pippa Candido. What began as a unique, bespoke, vintage car-inspired drinks cart to serve weddings in Perth has since grown rapidly to cater for all occasions, not just local and national events, but also in the United States and Canada!
The little bar cart was also inducted into the “Hall of Fame” awards. In 2020, Pippa Candido, The little bar trolley received the innovation award and in 2021 the international trade award, now in 2022 with their 3rd small business award, The little bar cart enters the “Hall of Fame” of the Belmont & Western Australian Small Business Awards.
This year, Empire Bar is supporting the Tourism and Hospitality Award. Whether you are looking for a quality dining experience, an expansive outdoor garden bar to relax in, a fantastic reception venue to celebrate any occasion, or an energetic sports hub, Empire Bar has it all; including live music every Friday night and DJs bringing the party on Saturday.
CEO Carol Hanlon said, “Now in her 29e year, our Small Business Awards are an exciting event on the calendar that provide well-deserved recognition to Western Australian businesses that strive for excellence in business and community achievement. We sincerely thank the invaluable support of our category sponsors who make this incredible small business event possible, especially our title sponsor, the City of Belmont, for their long-term support. »
For more details on all the winners of the 29e Belmont & Western Australian Small Business Awards 2022 Tour www.belmontbec.com/price