A record number of people took the opportunity to nominate their favourite businesses online for this year’s Fairfield City Local Business Awards.
Nominations for the awards have now closed and counting is underway to determine this year’s finalists.
Precedent Productions Managing Director and Awards founder Steve Loe said customers preferred to submit heir vote online, rather than posting a printed coupon.
“Coupled with the printed coupons, we were inundated with thousands of nominations,” he said.
“The Fairfield community is close-knit and parochial in the very best sense of the word as they support each other and celebrate everyone’s achievements.
“That’s just one of the many reasons why so many people choose to live, work and operate businesses in the area.”
The Precedent Productions team are in the process of counting votes to determing the most popular nominees in each business category and notify those who are chosen as finalists.
The Awards’ anonymous judges will then visit each finalist to assess their services from a customer’s point of view.
The judging criteria includes: range of products, value for money, business and staff appearance, service quality and customer relations.
Finalists also get a chance to promote themselves to the judges by submitting information that an anonymous visitor may not see, such as customer testimonials and references.
The awards presentation night will be held on May 9 at Club Marconi.
The Champion will provide weekly updates on the progress of the awards program and run a special finalists feature and winners feature.
Fairfield City Local Business Awards sponsors:
Major: Fairfield City Council, Club Marconi and NOVA Employment.
Support: Stockland Wetherill Park, Neeta City, Bonnyrigg Plaza, Fairfield Forum, Cabramatta Plaza, Greenfield Park Shopping Village, Greenway Plaza, Homemaker Greenway and the Fairfield City Chamber of Commerce.
- thebusinessawards.com.au, 8588 5060.