Business of year has proud record of service

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PROUD MOMENT: The staff of Joe Papandrea Quality Meats accept their Business of the Year award.

PROUD MOMENT: The staff of Joe Papandrea Quality Meats accept their Business of the Year award.

As part of the community for nearly 50 years, Joe Papandrea Quality Meats has built a solid reputation for customer service.

But winning Business of the Year at the Fairfield City Local Business Awards was still an exciting achievement for this dedicated team.

"It is such an honour to be recognised for excellence in business," Josephine Papandrea said.

"We have been entering the Fairfield City Local Business awards since 1996 as our customers always nominate us and we are happy to take part in the competition.

"We are proud to say we have won many times for the butcher category."

Ms Papandrea said she believed the business won the top gong due to their "reputation, honest hard work, flexibility, patience and fearless determination in providing consistent quality products and service for their customers".

"We have also spent time developing our employees to be inspirational, confident and successful as we are passionate about the industry," she said. "We have that competitive edge and want to stand out from our competitors for reliability, availability and maintainability, without compromising on our beliefs on quality values."

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Ms Papandrea said she would recommend taking part in the business awards as it helped keep you motivated.

"It also may introduce a fresh perspective to intensify your credibility," she said. "You may not always win but your competitors know you also are a finalist which helps you stay competitive."

She said the awards night was a great event for all involved and a big crowd came along to support the locals.

"We felt the adrenaline rush when it came to our category. It was also great to chat to distinguished guests and finalists on the night."

Ms Papandrea said she would like to thank and praise all of the staff that work so hard to make Joe Papandrea Quality Meats a success every day of the week as well as the faithful customers who have never let them down.

"I also want to add that we are proud to support Australian farmers who are struggling with the drought," she said.

"We want to do our part to help them maintain a sustainable agriculture industry for the future generations of this country."