The St George Local Business Awards are back, and founder Steve Loe has called on the community to nominate their favourite businesses.
Mr Loe, managing director of Precedent Productions, founded the awards more than three decades ago.
He said it was an opportunity for members of the community to encourage and show appreciation for outstanding providers of goods and services.
‘‘Business owners, managers and staff work hard and often go above and beyond to help their clients and customers,’’ Mr Loe said.
‘‘As members of the community, we reap the benefits of their efforts, which can make our own lives happier and easier in many ways.
‘‘Sometimes it’s as simple as a friendly smile and sympathetic ear from the staff in a shop that lifts your spirits when you’re having a bad day.
‘‘Or it may be a supplier who works tirelessly to ensure an urgent stock delivery reaches you on time.
‘‘Nominating someone for their outstanding service or products is a great way to thank these people, who are the backbone of our community.’’
Mr Loe said businesses could also self-nominate to show staff how much their efforts were valued.
Nominating is as simple as filling in the coupon in-store or online at the Awards’ website www.thebusinessawards.com.au Everyone who nominates a business will be in the running to win a GoPro Hero 7 Silver.
The St George Business Awards are made possible by the ongoing support of major sponsors, Georges River Council and NOVA Employment and support sponsors, Ramsgate RSL.
Nominations for the 2019 St George Local Business Awards will close on Tuesday, March 12 with the winners announced at the awards presentation evening, on Wednesday, May 8.
The St George and Sutherland Shire Leader will provide weekly updates on the progress of the awards program and will also run a special finalists feature and winners feature.
For further information on the 2019 St George Local Business Awards, call Precedent Productions on 8363 3333 or visit www.thebusinessawards.com.au