Greek Australians win big at the Canterbury Bankstown Local Business Awards


This year’s Canterbury Bankstown Local Business Awards have been handed out and a number of Greek-owned businesses in Sydney’s south west have won in their respective categories.

Taking out the win for ‘Business of the Year’ and ‘Specialised Retail Business’ was Miloway Wines at Earlwood. The family-owned business was established by Harry Ipermachou over 40 years ago and is one of Australia’s largest Greek wine, beer and spirit importers and distributers.

In a post on Facebook, the owners of Miloway Wines thanked everyone for their support.

“Thank you all for your support and loyalty, helping us achieve these awards!” the post read.

In the ‘Outstanding Restaurant’ category, Nieo’s Grill in Earlwood snagged the win. The restaurant was founded by Theo Georgoulopoulos and Nick Xenofos, and provides a wide range of homemade gourmet food for dine-in or take away.

The owners of Nieo’s Grill said they were “stoked about winning the local business awards.”

“Thank you to all our loyal customers, suppliers and team who are the reason why we got to hold up this trophy yet again,” a post on the restaurant’s Facebook page reads.

Elsewhere, Kouzina Catering won ‘Outstanding Specialised Business’ at the awards. Owned by Nick and Angela, the business is committed to providing homemade style food and the finest service at affordable prices.

“We did it. Thank you to all our clients and staff who voted for us. We love you all,” Nick and Angela said on Facebook after their win.

In the ‘Professional Services’ category, Mortgage Navigators at Earlwood won ahead of other finalists. Founded by George Massouridis in 2000, Mortgage Navigators is now one of the leading finance brokers in Sydney and NSW.

“So proud and grateful for all the love and support shown by all our staff, clients, friends and strategic partners,” George said after the win.

Hair Appeal and Beauty Connection at Revesby took out ‘Outstanding Hairdresser’ at the local business awards. The hair salon was established in 1988 by dynamic husband and wife duo George and Lucy (nee Petrou) and provide hair and beauty services for all ages.

Gramelis Attorneys won in the ‘Outstanding Legal Services’ category. Eugene Gramelis founded the general practice law firm. At its heart is a strong focus and reputation for acting in complex, high-level family law and commercial law litigation matters. 

The team said on Facebook they wanted to thank everyone for their support.

“We couldn’t have done this without you all!!” they wrote.

To top it all off, Maria’s Fresh Flowers at Padstow won ‘Outstanding Florist / Gift Services.’ The business is Greek-owned and provides flowers for all occasions.

The Canterbury Bankstown Local Business Awards acknowledge the drive and dedication required to succeed in business and recognises the best in local industry across over 25 categories.

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