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Wellington Regional Business Awards 2023! - Cupcake Sweeties

Wellington Regional Business Awards 2023!

Hello to all our loyal Sweeties! 

Incase you missed it, we were recently finalists in the 2degrees Wellington Regional Business Excellence Awards! Our category was "Excellence in Hospitality, Retail & Tourism!"

We were up against 5 other amazing businesses:
  • Dough
  • NZCIS - NZ campus of innovation and sport
  • Sarin Hotels
  • Sprig+Fern Petone
  • Contemporary Korowai Designs & Taonga

Quite a broad category if you ask us, but we are beyond proud to have been one of the 6 finalists, out of over 200 entries! That in itself is an awesome achievement!

The Gala Dinner was held in Lower Hutt on Friday 17th November, and although we ended up losing to the Sarin Hotels, we had an awesome evening out as a team! It was a lovely way to celebrate almost 15 years of business (10 at the shop!) and our achievements and hard work as a small team in a tiny location!

We are incredibly proud of what we manage to pump out of such a small space on the daily. The logistics of having a small team can be difficult, illness and tiny humans like to keep us all on our toes! But we all fill in as needed and pull together when things get hectic.

Lastly, a HUGE thank you to our loyal customers! Running a small business is not easy, especially when the market is flooded with similar options/cafes/bakeries etc. And had almost forgotten about that! We were lucky to survive the pandemic mostly unscathed, when so many other small (and bigger!) businesses didn't make it. We didn't even have to close once (aside from the mandatory lockdowns!) We all managed to tag team each other with covid so there was always at least 2 of us in store, meaning we could remain open!

Without you, we wouldn't have made it this far, so thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your ongoing support!

Here's to a happy, healthy, sweet end to 2023.

Christina and Team Sweeties.

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