New business

Exceptional New Business: | river herald

SunRice COO Craig Bulmer with Outstanding New Business winner Kate Small.

The Outstanding New Business award recognizes a new business that has opened within the past two years.

Kate Small created Small Trading Co in early December 2021.

This is a homewares store that operates in conjunction with Kate’s bespoke furniture manufacturing business, Kate Small Design.

Kate’s vision for Small Trading Co was a celebration of high quality Australian pieces that will last a lifetime.

It provides a space where local pieces can be exhibited and sold to a target audience that designers and makers otherwise could not reach.

With an ambitious 12-month financial goal, Kate was able to achieve it in four months.

This confirmed that she had indeed filled a niche in the market.

Small Trading Co has since expanded its product offering and created an online store to bring products made in the bush closer to the general public.

The collaborative foundations and success of Small Trading Co upholds the philosophy that “together we are stronger and by supporting each other we can all prosper”.

Other nominees: ASM Detailing, Deni Auto Service Centre, Kywick Beauty Bar, McLarens, Murray Darling Scenic Flights, Paws and Relax Holistic Pet Grooming, RCC Electrical Solutions, Sartore Plastering.