Nominations pour in for 2019 St George business awards

We may not know their names, but the people behind the counter or desk, who make our coffee, fill our prescription or sell us our lotto ticket often play an important part in our everyday lives.

That’s because they’re often the ones who listen sympathetically if we’re having a bad day, share our excitement when we have good news or just get our morning off to a good day with a smile and a coffee made just the way we like it.

Now is the chance for the St George community to recognise the baristas, pharmacists, newsagents and countless others whose outstanding service makes a difference to our daily lives.

Nominations for the 2019 St George Local Business Awards opened last week, and the hundreds of online nominations already received show that businesses in the St George have many loyal and happy customers who appreciate their efforts.

Awards founder, and Precedent Productions managing director, Steve Loe said numerous awards had also started to pour in by mail.

‘‘It comes as no surprise that this year’s St George Business Awards are off to a strong start,’’ Mr Loe said.

‘‘The St George community is always an enthusiastic supporter of the awards, which shows not only the high calibre of the businesses in this area, but the wonderful community spirit of those who live and work in the St George.

‘‘I encourage anyone who hasn’t already nominated a business that they feel is deserving of recognition, to fill in an entry form today.

‘‘It is an excellent way to show these people, who often do so much for us, that their efforts do not go unnoticed or unappreciated.’’

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.

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 close on Tuesday, March 12.

The St George Leader will run a special Finalists Feature and Winners Feature.