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Balanced Beans Wins at Hunter Region Business Excellence Awards

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Balanced Beans was awarded Highly Commended at the Hunter Valley Business Excellence Awards!!

2023 Hunter Region Business Excellence Award Winner

The Hunter Region Business Excellence Awards gala event on May 19 recognised and celebrated businesses across the Hunter Region. 

We were already over the moon to be named on the shortlist for the Professional Services Businesses category

To actually hear our name called as the Highly Commended business at the award extravaganza was mind-blowing and days later we are literally still pinching ourselves!

The award is presented to the business that has demonstrated growth, professionalism, innovation and commitment to delivering exceptional service to their clients.  

Yes folks – that’s us! In a short period of time our two-person start-up has established a reputation as a standout bookkeeping and tax agency providing exceptional services to small businesses in Newcastle, throughout the Hunter Valley and beyond.


Balanced Beans - Outstanding Professional Services Business

The Professional Services category recognises the best Accountant, Bookkeeper, Solicitor, Business Consultant, Engineer and similar business-to-business service. What an honour to be considered one of the best in these sectors!

On Balanced Beans receiving the Highly Commended accolade, Karen and Brodie said:

“We are thrilled to receive this recognition. This award is a testament to our hard work, dedication and achievements over the past three years. 

We are absolutely delighted that our substantial business growth, dedication to helping our valued clients achieve their financial goals, and commitment to delivering exceptional service has been recognised.

When we started our business we made a conscious effort to support our community wherever we could and especially to promote mental health awareness within our client base. It was so special to us that our strong community heartbeat was recognised. 

We are so grateful to our clients and the encouraging Hunter Valley business community in which we operate for their support.”

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Brodie White - the Hunter's best Business Woman

To top off this incredible achievement, Brodie was awarded 2023 Business Woman of the YearWOW!! 

Recognised as much for her business acumen as her personal and community achievements, Brodie was completely blown away to be named the recipient of this prestigious award.

“It means so much to be recognised for the achievements that I have been quietly proud of, specifically my commitment to extending my education to better help our clients and grow the business, and for my passion to giving to my community through volunteering, youth engagement and mental health awareness.

On a personal note, I have been battling a debilitating health condition while embarking on these endeavours. As the recipient of this award I hope to have the opportunity to encourage others who are suffering physical or personal hardships to back themselves and believe that they have the capability to achieve their goals despite their daily struggles.

I am so fortunate to share my business journey with Karen, a dynamic business woman in her own right. We pay homage to the mentors and role models who have inspired and guided us in our professional lives and the women who have paved the way for female-led businesses to shine”.

To our treasured Balanced Beans clients we have this message:

These awards have renewed our commitment and confidence to keep driving forward in our delivery of exceptional financial services to you.