Labour of love is up for big award
A Capes tourism provider, who offers close encounters with critically endangered woylies, is in the running for a national business award.
Yelverton Brook Eco Retreat is a top-10 finalist in Kochie’s Business Builders and Yellow Online’s contest to find Australia’s favourite family business.
It’s owned by Joy and Simon Ensor and is part-accommodation, part-eco sanctuary.
The Ensors bought the property 30 years ago and built three chalets on the site.
Part of the appeal was the property’s wildlife, which now forms part of the experience and is an attraction in itself with night tours held regularly.
Ms Ensor, pictured, said it was an honour to be up for a business award, given that when they started, the property had no water or power and was missing two boundary fences.
“Our strong focus on wildlife is what makes us unique,” she said. “We always say we don’t have a big flash house, because we have a big flash fence to keep out the predators.
“We love to give people the chance to detach from their fast-paced lives so we are delighted to be up for this award. It would mean the world to us to win.”
Australia’s Favourite Family Business will be determined by popular vote.
To vote for Yelverton Brook, visit kochiesbusinessbuilders. com.au/favouritefamilybusi ness.
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