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Local Business Awards FinalistAdvertising Feature

Judges consider all aspectsAdvertising Feature

TOUGH COMPETITION: Awards night MC Paul Hancock talks about the judging criteria at last year's Campbelltown presentation.

The Campbelltown community has shown overwhelming support for local businesses with a flood of nominations received for this year's Local Business Awards program.

Precedent Productions' Steve Loe said nominations for the awards had been overwhelming.

"I have been incredibly touched, not only by the huge number of nominations received this year, but the comments that have accompanied so many of them," Mr Loe said. "The past year has been a challenge for everyone, and many people said that they particularly wanted to nominate their favourite local businesses as a way of showing their support."

Judging criteria includes range of products, value for money, business and staff appearance, service quality and customer relations.

As part of the judging process consideration is also given to: business history and marketing; staff training; business and environmental sustainability; successes during the past 12 months; support of the community; and plans for the future.

Judging criteria would traditionally also include aspects such as whether the business was identified with clear signage and whether the premises were clean and well maintained.

Finalists can also promote themselves by submitting customer testimonials.

Time to celebrate successAdvertising Feature

ALL WINNERS: Precedent Productions' Steve Loe talks about the importance of the business awards to the local community at last year's presentation night.

Finalists in this year's Campbelltown Local Business Awards are getting ready to celebrate the gala presentation night at Wests Leagues Club on Tuesday, February 8.

Precedent Productions managing director and Awards founder Steve Loe said the announcement of this year's awards winners and celebration of all finalists was a memorable night for Campbelltown's business community.

Mr Loe said it was an opportunity for members of the community to show their support for local businesses who had been through an unprecedented year due to COVID-19 - and were continuing to suffer from the effect of the current lockdown.

"The past year has seen business owners and their staff affected by the downturn that has resulted from the pandemic," he 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."

The awards night offers a chance for local business owners and their staff to let down their hair and celebrate.

"The annual awards presentation is a chance for these hardworking locals to take a break, look back on their achievements and join in celebrating each other's successes," Mr Loe said.

"We announce the winners of each category, but in my eyes, every single finalist is a winner.

"Every finalist has worked hard to get there, and the evening is a wonderful opportunity to catch up, enjoy great food and entertainment, and relax in a fabulous atmosphere."

Mr Loe said the Campbelltown Local Business Awards presentation evening was always a glittering spectacle, with finalists dressed in their best and ready to laugh and cheer for everyone in the room. "You simply can't beat the atmosphere," he said.

"All finalists in each category are announced, with their picture shown on the big screen.

"It's heart-warming to hear the deafening cheers from the crowd as everyone celebrates the achievement of all the businesses in the room.

"The Macarthur Advertiser, which has supported the awards as a media partner, is publishing this special feature listing all the finalists in each category.

"This is a chance for customers and clients to see if the businesses they nominated have become finalists."

The Campbelltown Local Business Awards are only possible with the support of major partners NOVA Employment and Wests Leagues Club and support partners Macarthur Square, Rosemeadow Marketplace, My Gateway, White Key Marketing, MWLP and Bx Networking.

For more information about the Local Business Awards, visit www.thebusinessawards.com.au.

Sponsors are vital for success of awardsAdvertising Feature

GREAT ATMOSPHERE: One of the entertainers wows the crowd at last year's Campbelltown Local Business Awards presentation night.

The Campbelltown Local Business Awards are only possible thanks to the support of their sponsors.

For this year's event the major sponsors are NOVA Employment and Wests Leagues Club and support sponsors are Macarthur Square, Rosemeadow Marketplace, My Gateway, White Key Marketing, MWLP and Bx Networking.

"Our sponsors get behind the Campbelltown Local Business Awards because they know that it is a very tangible way in which they can support the community," Precedent Productions' Steve Loe said.

"This year, more than ever, their generous support and encouragement demonstrates their commitment to the Campbelltown community and to ensuring the continued success of local business in the face of what has been some extraordinary challenges. And their promotion of the event has been a major contributor to the outstanding number of nominations received this year."

Mr Loe said the Campbelltown region had many outstanding businesses, owned and staffed by incredible people who work tirelessly to serve their community to the best of their ability.

"I would also like to thank the community for the huge support that they continue to show for their local businesses through the awards every year," he said.

"Without them, these outstanding businesses would not receive the recognition which they deserve.

"And, as always, our media partners are the Macarthur Advertiser whose editorial and advertising staff work extremely hard to produce a feature that many of the finalists are proud to keep as a memento."