Marc Co says he was both shocked and honoured to be named the Youth Award winner at the Campbelltown Local Business Awards held on Wednesday, June 12.
A retail sales assistant at Williams The Shoemen in Macarthur Square, Mr Co said the award validated his work and motivated him to do even better.
"I didn't know much about the award prior to being nominated," he said. "However, I recognised the magnitude and scope of the award and was very shocked to hear that I won."
The first-time nominee said he had his colleagues to thank for the honour.
"I'd like to thank my colleagues Maria, Eniko, Diane, Olivia, Jillian, Shreya, Nicholas and Julianna as without their support I would not have been able to win the award," Mr Co said.
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He believed his belief in providing the best for his customers helped in winning the award.
"Whether it be by being efficient or giving honest opinions I try my best to ensure the customer enjoys their time in the shop," Mr Co said. "We give customers a reason to come back and we value these relationships dearly.
"I think customers respond very well when you are genuinely engaged and they can see that you're doing your best to help them."
Mr Co said he would recommend the awards to other young people interested in being considered.
"You should definitely enter and try. As long as you are genuine in delivering exceptional customer service and want the best for your business there's no harm in trying."