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17 September 2021
Congratulations to Fremantle Business Award winners

The City of Fremantle has congratulated Emily Taylor and Warders Hotel for taking out the 2021 Fremantle Business of the Year Award.

Fremantle Chamber of Commerce hosted the annual Fremantle Business Awards at the historic Fremantle Town Hall last night.

The awards attracted 50 nominees across a range of categories and generated 2894 community votes in the People’s Choice Awards.

Emily Taylor and Warders Hotel was named 2021 Business of the Year, with the judges saying the venue in Fremantle’s heritage-listed Warders cottages was a fantastic initiative combining Fremantle’s history and celebrating a new future.

Exterior of Emily Taylor

The overall winner of the People’s Choice Award was Paper Bird Children’s Books and Art, while the People’s Choice Award for Best Hospitality Venue went to Lions and Tigers and the Vikings Exhibition at the WA Maritime Museum pipped the WAFL Grand Final for Best Attraction.

The City of Fremantle sponsored Contribution to Fremantle Award was won by Fremantle Tours for the second year in a row, while the Mayor’s Award for Sustainable Enterprise went to Metis Design and Engineering.

Fremantle Deputy Mayor Andrew Sullivan said the quality and diversity of the nominees reflected the renaissance in Fremantle’s business community.

“The Fremantle Town Hall was the perfect venue to host the awards because the City’s vision to revitalise the civic heart of Fremantle through the renewal of the newly renamed Walyalup Koort is close to being fulfilled,” Cr Sullivan said.

“The primary motivation for the City in undertaking this transformational project was to attract more people to live and work in Fremantle, restoring our seven-day-a-week economy and creating thousands more customers for local businesses.

“It’s been heartening to see the explosion of new enterprises that have opened up in Fremantle over the past 12 months, and the awards were a great way to celebrate these successes and look forward to the even better things to come.”

Fremantle Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Officer Danicia Quinlan said this year’s nominees and award winners shared a strong and consistent theme around community.

“They all displayed a willingness to work with others, share common perspectives, engage in joint action, make a difference, weave some magic and promote our community,” Ms Quinlan said.

“All submissions showed a strong sense of focus, willingness to take new risks and adapt to the new world we find ourselves in, but most importantly they demonstrated that we work better when we support local, support each other and build on the attributes – both past and present - that are the base that makes doing business in Fremantle truly unique.”

For a full list of the nominees and winners visit the Fremantle Business Awards page on the Fremantle Chamber of Commerce website.