There's no doubt 2020 will be a year that all of us will never forget. It kicked off with some of the worst bushfires and flooding our country has ever seen and then saw the world plunged into a global pandemic which has claimed thousands of lives, tested our humanity and our spirit and will leave a lasting legacy in more ways than one.
But what's come out of the trials we have had to endure is how humans can face the very worst of circumstances and somehow come out of them with hope for a better future.
And there is no better example of that than the way local business has risen to the challenge of surviving - and thriving - through the COVID-19 crisis.
In this feature the Sutherland Shire Leader is proud to present the finalists in the annual Local Business Awards.
With a presentation evening planned for September we are proud to acknowledge the effort that the local businesses included in this feature have made to continue delivering their services to the St George and Sutherland Shire region, despite the lockdowns and restrictions that have typified the times.
Congratulations to you all! We hope you make the most of this opportunity to celebrate your success.
Read our 20 page Sutherland Shire Local Business Awards finalist wrap here.