Sarah Taylor: NSW Business Chamber Young Business Person of the Year Finalist

Spicy Broccoli Media, is so proud to say that our very own Sarah Taylor was nominated as a finalist for NSW Business Chamber Young Business Person of the Year!! The Annual Awards were hosted on Friday 18th November 2011.

Sarah writes about her experience on the night:

After the VIP Pre-event which was very posh, the Awards ceremony at Town Hall followed.
Hosted by Amanda Keller and supported by Principal event Sponsor Telstra, the event will be an unforgettable evening of celebration, networking, exciting live entertainment and fine dining in the historic splendour of Sydney Town Hall.
Date: Friday 18 November 2011?Time: 7.00pm-11.30pm – potential to be a long evening, let’s hope there’s some fun stuff mixed in there!
Pre-dinner drinks commence: 6.30pm
Venue: Centennial Hall, Sydney Town Hall – this was such a beautiful venue with the interior details in the  “English Renaissance” style.

Dress: Black tie – so nice to see my hunky hubby look like James Bond!

Intermixed with the awards and speeches was both a delicious meal and entertainment. There was an amazing pianist, a guitar virtuoso (the kind with really long white fingernails, so obviously very dedicated to his art), the Australian Children’s Choir, a violinist, and a dancer. The other entertainment came from the hilarious guys from Ensitech ( who were sitting at our table. For example, in one of the finalists videos, one of the ways the featured company was environmentally friendly was with a ‘bloody big water tank.” To which my neighbour leaned over and said “that’s an engineering term, I’ll explain it to you later.

It was also so amazing to see my video on the big screen:

Mike Baird MP, the NSW Treasuruer was one of the guest speaker and gave Spicy Broccoli a plug in front of the whole room. Thanks Mr. Baird!

Luckily, Young Business Person of the Year was the second award in the agenda so I didn’t have to sweat it out all night wondering if I’d have to go up on stage and make a speech in front of 500+ people.
Turns out I was runner-up which is still amazing. I talked to someone afterwards whose friend was on the judging panel and said it was sooo close between me and the winner. I am honestly just stoked to be a finalist. It was a real wake up call for me that at least some of the things I’m doing are on the right track. And it’s encouraging that small businesses with big ideas get noticed.


You can see more photos on our facebook page here.
Congratulations Sarah. We’re so proud of you!!