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Hurstville Excellence in Business Awards

Posted 21 March 2016 by (Hurstville News)

Mayor of Hurstville, Cr Vince Badalati is inviting local businesses to celebrate their outstanding contributions to economic and community life in Hurstville City on Friday, 3 June 2016.

Mayor Badalati said the 2016 Hurstville Excellence in Business Awards, now in their 14 th successful year, recognise the outstanding work, dedication and ongoing commitment of local Hurstville businesses.

“The awards are a great opportunity for Council to acknowledge the 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 Friday, 6 May 2016, 5.00PM.”

Mayor Badalati said the 2016 Hurstville Excellence in Business Awards help to promote core business values such as customer service, 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.

2016 Hurstville Excellence in Business Awards details:

Date: Friday, 3 June 2016
Location: Marana Auditorium, Hurstville Entertainment Centre
Ticket purchase: $75 per person (maximum 10 people per table)
Phone: Council’s Place Manager, Craig Edmondson on 9330 6250 or email
Please note: T icket bookings and payment must be received by Friday, 27 May 2016. No refunds available after Monday, 30 May 2016. Tickets are limited.

2016 Hurstville Excellence in Business Awards Categories:

Category 1: Excellence in Hospitality Services
This category is open to eat in cafes, restaurants, function venues, caterers clubs and hotels.

Category 2: Excellence in Retail
This category is for any shop front style retail businesses e.g. supermarkets, grocery stores and variety stores, clothing stores, take away food outlets, bookstores, travel agents, newsagents, beauty therapists or drycleaners.

Category 3: Excellence in Professional Service
This category is for businesses that offer legal, financial, property, insurance, technical architectural or engineering services.

Category 4: Excellence in Health, Fitness and Medical Services
This category is suitable for medical centres, pharmacies and allied health providers such as physiotherapists, chiropractors, naturopaths, speech pathologists, psychologists, counselling services and businesses whose core activities focus around fitness or wellbeing.

Category 5: Excellence in Education and Children’s Services
This category is for business that offers adult education, out of school hour’s activities for children, educational tutoring or other types of academic assistance and child care centres.

Category 6: Excellence in Accessibility
This category recognises businesses that demonstrate innovation in providing access to their products, programs and services for people with disabilities and the elderly.

Category 7: Excellence in Customer Service
This category recognises businesses that are able to demonstrate outstanding customer service in how they meet customer’s needs and expectations.

Category 8: 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 of the business.

Category 9: 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 after April 2015.

Category 10: Excellence in Community Contribution
This award recognises a business that has significantly contributed the Hurstville Local Government Area through its support of local sporting teams, facilities, charities or community organisations, services and events.

Category 11: Business Person of the Year
This category recognises an outstanding and business person who has consistently demonstrated leadership, influence, initiative, innovation, investment and a strong commitment to the local area.

Hurstville City Council 2016 Business of the Year
An overall award will be presented to acknowledge the Hurstville local government area’s most outstanding business in 2015/16. This award will be chosen from a pool of winners from each of the above categories.


Media contact:
Anthea Gregory-Desmond
Manager Public Relations and Events
9330 6008 or 0433 051388