In front of an audience of over 400 attendees, Earthside Eco Bums was one of the many Western Australian small business winners in the 30th Belmont & Western Australian Small Business Awards 2023 on Wednesday, November 1, 2023. Held in the grand ballroom of the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, the ‘Night of Stars Event’ celebrated excellence in business and community achievement.
The welcome address was delivered by City of Belmont Deputy Mayor Cr Deborah Sessions, together with our MC’s for the evening, Member for Belmont, Cassie Rowe MLA, and Belmont BEC Inc. Patron Louise Percy. The night’s entertainment was provided by Kaylene Taylor, with Welcome to country performed by Dadajaal Daniel Garlett.
Many VIP guests were in attendance including; Member for Swan, Zaneta Mascarenhas MP; Member for South Perth, Geoff Baker MLA; Consulate General of Viet Nam in Perth, Consul Thao Vu; Honorary Consul Slovak Republic in WA, Paul Faix; Honorary Consul Republic of Mauritius, Ian Whitaker; Honorary Consul Philippines, Virma Symons; Honorary Consul Sri Lanka WA, Doctor Rosh Jalagge; City of Belmont Councillors Cr Phil Marks, Cr Bernie Ryan, Cr Tamak Vijay, Cr George Sekulla, Cr Natalie Carter; Belmont BEC Chair Jules Lewin; TCFWA, Chair, Irving Lane; Business & Professional Women Australia, National President Jacqueline Graham, BPW WA State President Kate Waters, BPW Perth President Lynne Doyle, BPW Belmont President Deggi Altangerel; Hong Kong Australia Business Association WA, President Winnie Lai Hadad; Philippines Business Council WA, Jenny Ryall; Racing & Wagering WA, Catherine Ferrari; Western Australian Racehorse Owners Association, Mark Luzi; Perth Racing, Ryan Crowley; National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka, Kapila De Silva; Young Afghan Leaders, Chair Maria Aziz; Presidents from Rotary Club Ascot, Rotary Club Belmont, and the Rotary Club Welshpool.
The Designer Showcase Fashion Parade for 2023 featured stunning designs from visiting Filipino designer Eleven S and WA designers Silver Star Designs, Jilaga Designs, Kirrikin and Miss Scarlett with models from Metro Agency.
Earthside Eco Bums is an Australian designer and retailer of modern cloth nappies, accessories and eco-friendly products founded by self-diagnosed nappy nerd, Sara Siegwart. The company aims to not only support you as you make the change to a healthier, more sustainable life for you and your family, but also light the path in support of every parent as they choose and use reusable cloth nappies with ease; empowering them and their loved ones to live a healthy, natural & rewarding eco-conscious life.
Sara proudly announced, “Earthside Eco Bums also provide free education & support to the wider community via the free services available in their very own Cloth Concierge, backed by a huge range of easily accessible, quality, innovative cloth products.”
This award was supported by Regen Power. Established in 2003, Regen Power is a national company providing renewable energy products and services to residential, commercial, and off-grid mining and remote community markets, with a vision to create affordable access to power through sustainable solutions and innovative technologies. Regen Power’s contribution has been instrumental in commercialising renewable energy power systems to regular households at affordable prices.
CEO Carol Hanlon said, “Celebrating our 30th anniversary in 2023 is both an amazing and proud achievement for the organisation. Now in its 30th year, our Small Business Awards are an exciting event on the calendar that provides well-earned acknowledgements to those Western Australian businesses striving for excellence in business and community achievements. We sincerely thank the valuable support from our Category Sponsors which make this amazing small business event possible, in particular our Major Sponsor the City of Belmont for their long-term support.”