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The Little Bar Cart – Winner of TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY AWARD at the 29th Belmont & Western Australian Small Business Awards

In front of an audience of over 360 attendees, The Little Bar Cart was one of the many Western Australian small business winners in the 29th Belmont & Western Australian Small Business Awards 2022 on Wednesday, 26th of October 2022. Held in the 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 Mayor, Cr Phil Marks, together with our MC’s for the evening, Member for Belmont, Cassie Rowe MLA, and Belmont BEC Inc. Patron Louise Percy. VIP guests included: Member for South Perth, Geoff Baker MLA; Consul General of India, Perth, Amarjeet Singh Takhi; Consul (Commerce, Consular & Head of Chancery)  Consulate General India Perth, Naresh Sharma; Honorary Consul for Slovak Republic in Western Australia Paul Faix, Chair Belmont BEC, CEO Fortix; City of Belmont, Deputy Mayor Cr Robert Rossi, JP, Cr Bernie Ryan, Cr Jenny Davis, Cr Natalie Carter, Cr Deb Sessions; Australian Local Government Womens Association WA, President, Cr Chontelle Stone, City of Cockburn; Textile Clothing Footwear Resource Centre of WA Inc., Chair, Irving Lane; Hong Kong Australia Business Association WA, President, Winnie Lai Hadad; AusIndustry WA, Brett Duane; BPW Australia, Helen Toon; BPW WA, Past President Kate Waters; BPW Belmont, Shirley Lancaster; Rotary International – District 9465 WA, Past District Governor Jodie Sparks; Ascot Rotary Club, President, Dianne Reed; Belmont Rotary Teresa Turnbull; Welshpool Rotary Terry Rush; AFG Young Leaders, Chair, Maria Aziz; National Chamber of Exporters Sri Lanka, Kapila De Silva. 


Entertainment was provided by Kaylene Taylor, with Welcome to Country by Daniel Garlett. The WA Designer Showcase Fashion Parade featured stunning local designs from CIZZY Bridal Australia, Silver Star Designs, Jilalga Designs, Afrojordan Boutique and Miss Scarlett.


The Little Bar Cart began in Perth in 2016, by Perth born entrepreneur Pippa Candido. What began as a unique, custom-built drinks cart modelled on a vintage car to service weddings in Perth, has since expanded rapidly to cater for all occasions, and not just local and national events, but internationally in the USA and Canada as well!


The Little Bar Cart was also inducted into Awards ‘Hall of Fame’. In 2020, Pippa Candido, The Little Bar Cart was awarded The Innovation Award and in 2021 awarded The International Trade Award, now in 2022 with their 3rd small business award, The Little Bar Cart enters the Belmont & Western Australian Small Business Awards ‘Hall of Fame’. 


Supporting the Tourism and Hospitality Award this year is Empire Bar. Whether you’re looking for a quality dining experience, expansive outdoor garden bar to relax in, a fantastic function venue to celebrate any occasion or an energetic sports hub, the Empire Bar has it all; including live music every Friday night and DJs bringing the party on Saturday.


CEO Carol Hanlon said, “Now in its 29th year, our Small Business Awards are an exciting event on the calendar that provide 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.”


For further details on all winners of the 29th Belmont & Western Australian Small Business Awards 2022 visit     

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