Fresh Awards 2017 - Florist Awards

2017 Florist of the Year

Winner

B & M Florist
Monterey, NSW


Evolving from a corner store to one of New South Wales largest florists, this year’s Sydney Markets Fresh Awards Florist of the Year winner is proof that a family business has no limits. 

Owned and run by the Rizos family, B & M florist in Monterey has been delighting customers with stunning flowers and exclusive gifts for more than 25 years. 

Known for their exquisite arrangements and friendly professional service, they count celebrities like John Travolta, Kate Hudson, the Packer family, and the Sultan of Brunei as clients they’ve had the privilege of servicing.

From selecting every flower to personally delivering to their clients, the Rizos’ pride themselves on turning customers into family.

To learn more about B & M Florist, visit BandMflorist.com.au

Finalists

  • Tulipanna
    Bondi, NSW
  • Jodie McGregor Flowers
    Annandale, NSW
  • Native Botanical
    Young, NSW

Service Excellence

Winner

Dianne’s Fresh Flowers
Sans Souci, NSW


A beautiful boutique florist in the suburb of Sans Souci, Dianne’s Fresh Flowers has been a floral staple in the community for more than 28 years. 

Boasting clients from all over Sydney, this seaside gem understands the value and reach of exceptional service. Run by Angelina and Jim Papadimitrios and doubling as a cafe, Dianne’s Fresh Flowers has become the go to for Sydney siders who want quality flowers, great banter, and a spot of lunch!

To learn more about Dianne Fresh Flowers visit www.diannesfreshflowers.com.au

Finalists

  • Bella Vista Flower Merchants
    Bella Vista, NSW
  • Vanessa Pringle Floral Designs
    Bathurst, NSW
  • Woonona Florist
    Woonona, NSW

Retail Presentation

Winner

Native Botanical
Young, NSW


With a name like Native Botanical, it isn’t surprising that a walk through this lush studio feels like a stroll through a whimsical secret garden. Surrounded by an inspiring array of stunningly fresh flowers and foliage from Australian growers, the Native Botanical team pride themselves on creating unique, beautiful, and long-lasting designs for clients across the region.

Owner Steph Cooke is heavily influenced by fashion, interior and design trends, ensuring that her studio is always hosting a blend of classic and modern designs. A previous winner in the Fresh Awards Knowledge in Action Category, the Native Botanical has proven yet again that it is a winner on all fronts!

To learn more about Native Botanical, visit nativebotanical.com.au

Finalists

  • B & M Florist
    Monterey, NSW
  • Bella Vista Flower Merchants
    Bella Vista, NSW
  • Dianne’s Fresh Flowers
    Sans Souci, NSW

Merchandising & Branding

Winner

Jodie McGregor Flowers
Annandale, NSW


Jodie McGregor started her business in Annandale 25 years ago with a mission: to create a special place for people to get the best and freshest flowers!

Today, the mission continues to grow.  Jodie McGregor Flowers has become synonymous with Annandale and her online store has given even more people the opportunity to enjoy her work.  Serviced by a team of talented and knowledgeable florists, her stores feature the beautiful and creative arrangements that have become her signature style.

She’s also endlessly finding new ways to inspire a love of flowers; Jodie’s loyalty program The Flower Addicts club continues to grow rapidly, and her large social media community yearn for daily shots of the team’s incredible arrangements.

To learn more about Jodi McGregor Flowers visit jodie.com.au

Finalists

  • B & M Florist
    Monterey, NSW
  • Native Botanical
    Young, NSW
  • Tulipanna
    Bondi, NSW