2018 Sustainability Award finalists


Claudia Lawrence – Dinner Is Served Australia

Claudia is a mum to two young boys, aged three and five and currently lives in Ballina NSW.

Dinner Is Served is a meal and drinks delivery service that gives families, especially women more time to relax on holiday by delivering fresh, locally made ‘ready-to-heat’ meals, boutique wine and more to self-catered accommodation. Currently delivering across the Snowy Mountains and the Byron Bay region, they use local chefs and local ingredients for freshness as well as low food miles. Sustainable packaging and low food wastage are all part of Dinner Is Served’s desire to be as sustainable as possible.



Helen Edwards – Recycled Interiors

Helen Edwards is a writer, blogger, speaker and advocate for people and planet. She is completing her PhD in Psychology. An ex-counsellor and charity founder, she was a finalist in the Australian of the Year and Telstra Business Women’s Awards for her charity work. Helen launched Recycled Interiors in 2013. She is a passionate and genuine lover of people and planet, and an eternal optimist. Helen has spent her life helping, nurturing and loving human beings, animals and our earth. She wants to inspire you to think before you buy, reduce your waste and lighten your footprint on the planet, while you create a happy healthy home. She is growing Australia’s biggest green home and living hub, encouraging people to live more sustainably when designing, building, decorating and living in their homes. Mother to 3 boys, Helen says they are her greatest achievement and the light of her life.



Jade Phillips – Little Hipster Kubby

Jade is a busy mum of four children all with personalities as big and wild as hers. She constantly maintains a full plate day to day utilising just about everyone of the 24 hours in a day from early mornings wrangling kids for school to late night quotes and correspondence with her business Little Hipster Kubby.

This constant drive is what has taken Little Hipster Kubby from a humble chicken coop in the backyard to a thriving endeavour with a vast array of products Kubbies, Mud Kitchens, Tepees, and specialising in custom orders. Upcycled materials being sourced and utilised in all creations making each one as unique and individual as or customers. Drawing in new customers with visions of their own personalised creative play spaces.



Karla Bradshaw – A Little Surprise

Karla is a Wife, Mum and lives in a small riverside hamlet in regional Victoria. Karla is in her element sending happy surprise gifts which are beautiful, sustainable, useful and handcrafted with love by Australian female artisans.



Leanne Murner – Personalised Keepsakes

Leanne is a mum of 5 boys, 6, 5, 3, 19M, 3M. She was a photographer struggling to find affordable packaging for her clients without having to purchase bulk. She decided to start a small business supplying packaging to smaller photographers like herself, as she didn’t think anyone was looking after the “little guys” in business. After running for a few years she was struggling to find quality goods at a reasonable price so she started manufacturing the timber boxes from Australian sourced sustainable timbers.  Two years later she is now a producer of a Licenced Australian Made Company of timber boxes. Not only supplying photographers with their packaging she custom makes any size box with no minimum order being a memory box of a loved one, ashes/cremation urns, pet memory boxes, wedding/engagement/anniversary boxes, wine, gifts, baby keepsakes.



Manuela Whitford – Friends With Dignity

Manuela is married and a mother of 3 beautiful children who works fulltime as a Clinical nurse at Queensland Health dealing with Alcohol, Drugs and Mental health issues.

Friends With Dignity is a NFP that works on a referral basis with organisations and services focused on Domestic Violence issues. They assist men, women and children successfully and sustainably restart their lives by collaborating and engaging with the local Community to make a difference. Practical support that provides immediate assistance to others and at the same time highlighting the prevalence of DV in their local areas. Their work is solely reliant on the donations, generosity and assistance from the Community.



Petria Leggo-Field – Coco Rose Interiors

Petria was inspired by her life once lived in Indonesia. She found unique handcrafted pieces that drew connotations of the same relaxed tropical island lifestyle she was living. Petria wanted to create a luxe bohemian interior business that also inspire people to design their homes and live their lives in a more sustainable and eco-friendly way. And so Coco Rose Interiors was born.



Sharona Webb – GreenAddict Products

Sharona Webb is a busy mum of 3 young children 11, 8 and 2 and the Founder of GreenAddict Products a manufacturer of eco-friendly household cleaning agents based on the Sunshine Coast.  Sharona is passionate about all things ‘eco’ and is dedicated to helping others create non-toxic, chemical-free homes for their families.

GreenAddict’s business motto, “BECAUSE GOOD PLANETS ARE HARD TO FIND” drives their vision to not only deliver the highest possible products but to educate the wider community on the environmental impact using chemical household products has on the environment and simple, everyday steps that each person can take to reduce their impact on the planet. GreenAddict’s range of eight cleaning agents is focused on delivering a high quality, 100% natural, Eco-friendly household products at affordable pricing.



Simone Parsons – T’s Textbooks

Simone trained and practiced as an accountant before going into business with her mother, herself a successful businesswoman. The result was T’s Textbooks, which sells second-hand and new high school resources to students, parents, schools, and tutors, flourishing by offering a genuine service coupled with the highest standards of expertise and professionalism. Parents usually dread the endless chores that go with back-to-school but T’s works very hard to make it as easy as possible. Simone is a mother to four children, two now-adult stepdaughters and one daughter and son of her own. She is a wife to Lucas, a Professional Golfer and finalist from the inaugural series of Masterchef Australia. She enjoys time with her family, travel and socialising with her close-knit circle of friends.



Tini Quinlan – No Frills Fertilisers

I am a 45 year old mother of 2 one gorgeous boy Lochie age 12 (yr 7) & a gorgeous daughter Lexi aged 10.  I have always enjoyed being an outdoor active person, so I love biking hiking swimming supping and all things outdoors.  With the lovel for all this as I grew up came the intrigue of nutrition and living sustainable.  So I was lucky enough that my now husband went into organic agronomy as his time as geologist /geomorphologist lead him down the path of Soil Testing. At this point we got an enormous insight as to the harm chemicals do to our environment let alone the human body.  AS we were unable to find good organic solutions we started making our own.  The real crunch came when I fell pregnant with Lochie and the doctor after congratulating me said now here is what I would like you to get form the chemist.  It was a list of supplements.  I knew I didn’t need these as we ate from our organic garden made from fertiliser inputs by us.  This is what sparked our home garden range No Frills Fertilisers. I gave my husband the brief, we need to provide Simple Bullsh*t free premium certified organic range to the home gardener. And it needs to be time efficient.