Barefruit Marketing win Business of the Year
BAREFRUIT Marketing have won the 'Business of the Year' award at the Lennox Head Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards 2016.
It's the award that all Lennox Head business owners would love to win, but only one can take it home.
Barefruit Marketing took home the award, as well as the award for the Professional Services category.
The boutique agency is the creation of husband and wife partnership, Claire and Evan Harding.
With over 40 years combined experience as marketing consultants in the communications industry, both in the UK and Australia.
"We are so honoured to win an award so close to our hearts and home, especially being up against so many other wonderful contenders, many of which we know - it must have been a tough one for the judges," Chief Juicer Mrs Harding said.
Barefruit Marketing is a full service marketing communications agency, which started in late 2011 in Lennox Head and now based in a Central Ballina office, and with a second dedicated home office space in Lennox Head.
"We proudly live and raise our family in the beautiful town of Lennox, and, chose to start our business here," Mrs Harding said.
"We employ a team of specialists to suit our clients. With three account managers that support us and act as our clients' day to day point of contact, as well as graphic designers, web designers, photographers and key industry partners."
Barefruit Marketing are greatly involved within the local community, supporting and working with local businesses including Beef+Beach Lennox Head who also took home the award for the 'Best Visitor Experience' last night.
Mrs Harding is also a dedicated board member for the Rafiki Mwema charity, a safe house for girls in Kenya run by three businesswomen in Lennox Head.
"We are very proud to be Lennox residents, business owners and a part of the local community. Barefruit was established with one thing in mind - We want to do what we love, for people and brands that interest and inspire us. We want to be part of their business and help them grow," she said.
Winning an award isn't something new for Barefruit Marketing who last year won 'Best Home-Based/Online Business' at the Ballina Chamber of Commerce Awards, 'Excellence in Small Business at the Northern Rivers Business Awards' and were also 'State Finalists' in the NSW Business Awards in Sydney.