The 2016 Australian Small Business Champion Awards is the largest awards program for small business in Australia with the winners of 43 industry categories.
The Hunter region has 18 finalists, including Beresfield-based Tip Top ‘n’ Tidy Waste Services.
Tip Top ‘N’ Tidy Waste Services is a family operation, established in the local region for over 15 years. They are proud of delivering a friendly, reliable and efficient service to over 800 businesses.
“This nomination is a testament to our amazing customers and outstanding employee’s who go above and beyond, each and every day,” Managing Director, Craig Hallinan, said.
“The team is buzzing with excitement after receiving a Hunter Local Business Award in November, so to be nominated on a national level is astonishing”.
One of the aims of the Australian Small Business Champion Awards is to encourage excellence.
“The Awards are a celebration of small business and its contribution to the Australian way of life”, Steve Loe, Managing Director of Precedent Productions who created and presents the awards, said.
“When the Champion judges evaluate the entries, they are looking at all aspects of a winning business; business strategies, customer service, vision, support of the local community and growth, just to name a few. It’s not always about the financial returns. There are many small business owners who will never be millionaires, but whose contribution is invaluable.”
“This National Awards Program was founded eighteen years ago as a celebration of Small Business. This program is the only national program that specifically enables small businesses to compete with and gain exposure nationally.”
The Hunter finalists will represent the local community at the prestigious Presentation Evening in April at The Westin Sydney.
The finalists for the Hunter region include:
- Pet Services | Doggy Pause | Kulnura
- Professional Medical Services Glamoureyes Optometrist | Wyoming
- Professional Services | Astute Ability Group | Erina
- Café | The Secret Café | Charmhaven
- Fitness Services | Curves Charmhaven | Charmhaven
- Real Estate Agency | Wiseberry Heritage Group | Gorokan
- Restaurant | The Secret Bunker | Charmhaven
- Automotive Services | Shields Auto Repairs | Toronto
- Fresh Food | KC Tender Cuts | Blackalls Park
- Jewellery Store | Williams The Jewellers | The Junction
- New Business | Table 1 Espresso | Merewether
- Tourism | itravel The Junction | The Junction
- Accounting Services | Leenane Templeton | Newcastle
- Services | Newcastle Security | Mayfield
- Beauty Services | Steff Matheson Makeup Artist | Mallabula
- Services | Tip Top ‘n’ Tidy Waste Services | Beresfield
- Tourism | Mortels Sheepskin Factory | Thornton
- Real Estate Agency | LJ Hooker Cessnock – Kurri Kurri | Cessnock
Image | Tip Top ‘N’ Tidy Waste Services team at the 2015 awards