Corner Shop wins best new business award

The Corner Shop’s Damien Thomas and Darren Carmichael.
Best new business: The Corner Shop’s Damien Thomas and Darren Carmichael. Photo by Contributed

When Darren Carmichael and Damien Thomas moved back to Cobram to open a gelato and coffee specialist business they couldn’t have imagined how successful it would be.

On Thursday evening when they were announced as best new business it felt like a great reward for all their hard work.

“We didn’t expect it at all,” Mr Carmichael said.

“It was just nice to be at the awards. I guess COVID (put a stop) to things like that.

“You could almost forget we used to do things like that once upon a time.

“But to win an award was a real honour after coming back to the community.

“And great that people acknowledge and appreciate the thing you’ve done.”

Mr Carmichael sad thank you to whoever nominated the business.

“We’re not sure who that was, we just got told we were finalists. Which itself was a very nice surprise.

“Thank you to our customers, our staff and our families who really helped us set the whole place up.”