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Hurstville Excellence in Business Awards

Posted 14 April 2014 by (Hurstville News)

Mayor of Hurstville, Cr Jack Jacovou is inviting local businesses to celebrate their outstanding contributions to economic and community life in Hurstville City on Friday, 6 June 2014.

Mayor Jacovou said the 2014 Hurstville Excellence in Business Awards, now in their 12th successful year, recognise the wonderful work, dedication and ongoing commitment of local Hurstville businesses.

“The awards are great opportunity for Council to acknowledge the outstanding contributions of our local businesses and the vital role they play in boosting the local economy,” he said.

“Local businesses help to act as a stimulus for our economy, injecting funds, creating more local jobs and encouraging people to shop locally.

“In addition, they provide a range of vital services and products to residents and visitors to Hurstville City.

“I encourage Hurstville City businesses of all sizes to enter this year’s awards - entries close on Wednesday, 7 May 2014.”

Mayor Jacovou said the 2014 Hurstville Excellence in Business Awards help to promote core business values such as customer service and innovation, and publicly acknowledge local business achievements in specific industry categories.

“The awards dinner is a great night out for local businesses to network with other industry peers and I encourage you to book your place and enjoy a night of accolades, fine food and great live entertainment,” he said.

2014 Hurstville Excellence in Business Awards details:
Date: Friday, 6 June 2014
Location: Marana Auditorium, Hurstville Entertainment Centre
Ticket purchase: $70 per person (maximum 10 people per table)
Phone: Council’s Events and Protocol Officer Helen Dickenson-Panas on 9330 6067 or email hdickenson-panas@hurstville.nsw.gov.au
Please note: Ticket bookings and payment must be received by Monday, 2 June 2014. No refunds available after Tuesday, 3 June 2014. Tickets are limited.

2014 Hurstville Excellence in Business Awards Categories:

Category 1: Excellence in Hospitality Services
This category recognises businesses in the hospitality industry such as restaurants, function venues, cafes, clubs and hotels.

Category 2: Excellence in Retail
This category encompasses businesses in the retail industry such as clothing stores, food outlets, bookstores etc.

Category 3: Excellence in Professional Service
This category recognises businesses that offer professional services such as legal, financial, property, technical or engineering.

Category 4: Excellence in Health, Fitness and Medical Services
This category encompasses businesses in the health, fitness and medical industries such as gyms, medical centres, and pharmacies.

Category 5: Excellence in Education and Child Services
This category recognises businesses that offer services relating to education and child services such as tutoring colleges and child care centres.

Category 6: Excellence in Accessibility
This award recognises a business that is committed above and beyond statutory requirements to increase accessibility for people with disabilities and the elderly. The successful business will demonstrate innovation in their approach to assisting people with disabilities to access their products, programs and services.

Category 7: Excellence in Customer Service
This award recognises a business with outstanding customer service skills. The successful business will understand their customer’s needs and wants, leading to those customers remaining loyal.

Category 8: Excellence in Innovation
This award recognises an original business or business solution. The successful business will demonstrate a pioneering attitude towards business practices and success towards creating a unique business solution.

Category 9: Excellence in Marketing and Promotions
This award recognises an outstanding marketing or promotional campaign that has resulted in a significant increase in sales or awareness.

Category 10: Excellence in New Business (under 12 months)
This award recognises a new business to the Hurstville local government area. Eligible businesses would have commenced operation no later than April 2013.

Category 11: Excellence in Community Contribution
This award recognises and rewards a business that has given back to the Hurstville community through its support of local sporting teams, facilities, charities or community organisations.

Category 12: Business Person of the Year
This category recognises an outstanding and successful business person operating within the Hurstville local government area. The successful applicant will display initiative and innovation, and will operate a business that is financially sound.

Hurstville City Council Business of the Year
An overall award will be presented to acknowledge the Hurstville local government area’s most outstanding business in 2013/14. This award will be chosen from a pool of winners from each of the above categories.

People’s Choice Award
This award is chosen by the general public who will vote for the business they believe is the best in the Hurstville local government area. A voting coupon will be published in the St George & Sutherland Shire Leader and the Chinese language press from April 2014.

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Media contact:
Tanya Abraham
Manager Public Relations and Events
9330 6008 or 0411 748 953