We’ve won GOLD!

So…we think our Flavour Pearls are pretty good. Well we’ve confirmed it officially with a GOLD MEDAL win for our Balsamic Flavour Pearls and a BRONZE MEDAL for our Apple Flavour Pearls! Yay us!

We entered them in the RASV Australian Food Awards and received the wonderful news just recently…there is an official Awards Presentation in September 2017.

 


We’ve been nominated for business of the year!

We had a call from the lovely Kim Mastrowicz in January this year informing us that we had been nominated for ‘Business of the year” for the Melbourne Business Awards. What a wonderful call to receive! The next step was for us to present ‘our business pitch’ to some 150 business leaders at the Melbourne Business Awards Business Breakfast in March. It was fantastic to have the opportunity to speak to fellow business owners about why we do what we do and how we got there…also that it was a hard road getting there! 

Congratulations once again to our March Business of the Year nominees – what a great morning it was!

Posted by Melbourne Business Awards on Monday, March 13, 2017

The next step in the Award process will be a Site Visit from the Judging Panel (AKA the MBA Committee). The Judging Day will be held on Tuesday 24th October, the panel of between 10-12 people will visit all of the eight nominee businesses in the one day. The visit is a chance for the judges to view your premises and give you and your team an opportunity to share any additional information on the business that they may have not seen or heard during the breakfast presentation. The visit is only scheduled for around 20 minutes and timing will be coordinated with you closer to the date. The winner of the Award will be announced at the Gala Event on December 1st

We seek to recognize and reward the outstanding and diverse businesses located across our dynamic patch in the South East region of Melbourne.

From bayside to Braeside, we’re celebrating manufacturers that have forged new ground and own their niches; from companies with humble suburban beginnings and businesses that have built success locally, nationally and internationally, we are excited to showcase two very special nominees at each of our Breakfasts.

 


Thanks for the Business Grant Frankston Council!

 

Frankston Small Business Grant Recipients 2015

Frankston Small Business Grant Recipients 2015

 

Peninsula Larder was one of the lucky recipients of a 2015 Small Business Grant from Frankston Council… thanks guys, it bought us a flash new oven and some serious marketing…just what we needed stepping into our new commercial space.

 


 

It seems that Flavour Pearls are now officially

‘an essential Christmas gift’ for 2014….

 

As published in the Age, Nov 30 edition 2014 so it must be so!

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We of course agree whole heartedly!

It’s not often you come across such a unique product that not only looks and tastes amazing but is also a joy to eat. Oh and hand crafted and Australian Made to boot….

 


 

Radio time on RPPfm…

 

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As winners of the ‘Best New Business’ category at the Excellence in Business Awards we got ourselves a bit of airtime!

 We got to spend some quality chat time with Jacki Mitchell aswell as other business owners that also took the title for their categories in the awards.

 

10659426_732686030158757_1048873456465407880_nYes we do look silly but we were just a little bit pumped!!!

Check out the podcast from the show…….

 


Winners – Best New Business category

@ the Frankston & Mornington Peninsula Excellence in Business Awards 2014

 

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Robert Verwoerd, Fiona Verwoerd, Marilyn Graham, Rodney Graham

 

We are pretty happy to say the least! What a brilliant way to celebrate our first 12 months of trading…. A huge thank you to both councils for providing such a great opportunity to show case businesses in the area.

 

A little about the awards………

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Winners are grinners…Best New Business 2014

The Excellence in Business Awards is the highest honour that any business can receive in the Frankston City and Mornington Peninsula region.

The awards encourage innovation, business excellence, continual improvement and good corporate citizenship amongst businesses. They also offer business owners and operators the opportunity to gain recognition, create further business opportunities and network with other entrepreneurial businesses.

 

 


Wooo hooo we have our first award!

 

We won our first award!

A big thankyou to the GFBC (Greater Frankston Business Chamber) for hosting the Alan Richard Awards 2014 We were joint winners in our category: Best Innovation – Product, Process, Service, or Technology (employees 0-10) our co-winner was Remi Tremsal from Caramelicious. The overall winner for the competition has not yet been announced so watch this space….

A little about Alan Richards

Alan Richards was founder of the iconic Bounty Shop in Frankston’s City Centre. Regularly credited on GTV 9′s In Melbourne Tonight throughout the 1960s, the Bounty Shop boomed, employing up to 50 people at its peak. Selling style, he believed in service — still a guiding principle of the business today. By sharing profits with his employees, Alan progressively sold his business to his staff, some of whom trade there successfully today. Throughout his business life, Alan was a passionate advocate of Frankston, who served as a Frankston Business Chamber President as well as a high-profile campaigner for the municipality. This award honours him, and all who do business in Frankston.