Yellow Local Business Champions Winner







MEDIA RELEASE                                                                                                                                                   19 May 2008  


Everything’s Rosy for Nicky and Wade Mann


Small business honoured in the Yellow™ Local Business Champions program


Local business ‘A Dozen Roses’ is the winner of the inaugural Central Coast Yellow™ Local Business Champion award.


Owners Nicky and Wade Mann were ecstatic to learn of the news, particularly as they were nominated by the local Central Coast community.


“A Dozen Roses is so excited and honoured to be recognised for our contribution to the Central Coast Community.  We are also  thrilled for our loyal customers who always support us – their True Local Rose Grower because this is as much their award as it is ours.  We sincerely thank our wonderful staff, friends and customers.,” Nicky Mann said.


A Dozen Roses, also known as Tyrade Pty Ltd, started operating in January 2003 and after a year producing roses in Australia realised there was huge demand and great potential for the quality hydroponic blooms they produce.


Today Tyrade Pty Ltd has a total of 6000m² of hydroponic roses under twin-skin plastic greenhouse cultivation and approximately 44,000 rose bushes.


Tyrade Pty Ltd sells all roses in bunches of dozens which is how roses were traditionally given as a symbol of love. Due to the popularity of the product they began trading as ‘A Dozen Roses’ which enabled customers to quickly identify with them.


Yellow™ Regional Account Directory for the Central Coast Peter Ryan was pleased to announce A Dozen Roses as the Yellow™ Local Business Champion.


“Local business owners are the lifeblood of the economy and there are some outstanding businesses giving back to their communities all around Australia that deserve to be recognised. A Dozen Roses is a great example of a business which not only provides a much needed product but also gives tirelessly back to the Central Coast community,” he said.


Over the years A Dozen Roses has provided tremendous support to many local community organisations in particular with major donations of roses to the local Cancer Council branch for use at events.


Nicky and Wade will be awarded $4000 to assist with the future development of their business and Yellow™ will donate  a further $1000 to their nominated charity Bear Cottage, a charity for children living with cancer and their families.


”This was an extremely hard decision to make as there are so many worthy charities really in need of funds but we selected Bear Cottage because a local nine year old student from our children’s school,  Mary Mackillop Catholic College, Warnervale – Ryan D’Annibale - is currently being cared for by this lovely facility.  Bear Cottage gives palliative care for  terminally ill children and accommodates their families and often gets very little recognition or support for the absolutely wonderful staff and place that it is.  Also maybe one day there will be a Bear Cottage on the Central Coast – which will really assist Central Coast families staying close to home, friends and family which is so important when dealing with childhood cancer. ”  Says Nicky Mann


Nicky and Wade will also receive six complimentary Small Business Workshops care of the Central Coast Business Advisory Service.


Sensis, the publisher of Yellow™, is committed to supporting the growth and prosperity of the small business community and is proud to promote some of the best businesses across the nation.




About the Yellow™ Local Business Champions program:


The Yellow™ Local Business Champions program is designed to honour outstanding small businesses in local communities.


Nominations were open for anyone in the Central Coast to put forward small businesses in the area which they believed were deserving of the honour.


Key selection criteria were as follows:


·          The nominated business must consist of no more than 199 staff.

·          The nominated business must operate in the directory region

·          The nominated business must make a significant contribution to its community through one or more of the following ways:

o         Supports a local community organisation either financially or through services provided

o         Has an environmentally sustainable place of work with a minimal carbon footprint

o         Provides invaluable products/services to the local region, etc

·          There is no minimum or maximum limit on years of operation for nominated businesses

·          People/groups submitting nominations will not be related to or involved with the businesses they are recommending.


Judges scored finalists against the above criteria which then determined a winner.



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