OQ Nominated for Best Small Business Award

Old Quarter Coffee Merchants recognised for business excellence in the 2022 Northern Rivers Regional Business Awards.

Each year, The Northern Rivers Business Awards recognises excellence in business for the region. Old Quarter is a passionate supporter of the local business community so it was a huge honour to be recognised as nominees in two talent stacked categories including Outstanding Young Business Leader and Excellence in Small Business.

The past year has posed additional challenges for business owners with the affects of the floods and Covid exacerbated by staff shortages, housing pressures and inflation. It has been a year of building resilience across our industry and so it was a great pleasure to come together with the Northern Rivers business community and celebrate our collective achievements.

Founders Amelia & Yosir


The Outstanding Young Business Leader Award recognises an inspirational business leader aged 35 or under who has demonstrated a commitment to their workplace, industry and the community through leadership.

Our founder, Amelia was awarded Highly Commended in the category for her application which focused on her journey as a business leader and the personal transformation required to lead a team and achieve success.

Amelia Hicks, Highly Commended Outstanding Young Business Leader

The Excellence in Small Business Award recognises a business that has effectively driven growth and is able to demonstrate the specific strategies implemented to achieve business success and/or resilience.

Old Quarter Coffee missed out on the win again, but was awarded Highly Commended out of a pool of 17 other finalists. "Our application demonstrated our our commitment to business as a force for good and how this ethos of providing hospitality helps us to attract a great team, great partners and wonderful customers" says Amelia.

"We are so grateful to our team and everyone who has supported our business so far. We couldn't do it without you!"

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