Excellence in small business winner – costsmart!


On the 20th November 2018, CostSmart attended the HelloWorld Erina Group Central Coast Business Excellence Awards as a finalist in the Excellence in Small Business category. The gala awards ceremony at Crowne Plaza, Terrigal hosted top businesses from around the Central Coast competing in twelve award categories, and out of four businesses in the Excellence in Small Business category, we are excited to announce that we took out First Place!

The CostSmart business has continued to grow over 30% annually over the previous five years, and more than 50% in the last financial year. In the past twelve months, we have invested in business infrastructure, premises, and equipment to support the business’ fast growth. Our goal this year was to ensure that our rapid growth and development was sustained without affecting other areas. This meant still providing excellent service to our clients and continuing to empower and support our employees. It has been a rollercoaster year, and we are honoured to be recognised for commitment to providing excellence in business.

Some of the key milestones we were recognised for include:

  • The hiring of nine new employees within the last twenty-four months,
  • The proactive involvement of the leadership team in business community mentoring programs,
  • Our corporate and social responsibility initiatives,
  • Our investment of time and money into establishing a top of the line e-commerce solution for our clients,
  • Product catalogues,
  • The purchasing of new and approved warehouse facilities.

Four members of our team attended the evening, with the award presented by Chris Holstein of the Central Coast Council. Congratulations again to all our hardworking team who have contributed to the success of CostSmart over the years and a big THANK YOU to all our clients for your continual support. We are now in the finals for the State NSW Business Chamber Awards in Excellence in Small Business, to be held on the 23rd November at Luna Park, Sydney. Wish us luck!