Business up for champion win

Finalists include: Melotti Media, Homebush; Neptune Bio-Innovations, Lidcombe; Clovel Childcare & Early Learning Centre, Granville; Clovel Childcare & Early Learning Centre, Granville; Kekilli Jewellery, Auburn; apply4study, Auburn; Reme Enterprises, Auburn; Kekilli Jewellery, Auburn; Hylec Controls, Auburn; Ruzgar Kekilli, (Kekilli Jewellery); and Lyn Connolly, Clovel Childcare & Early Learning Centre.

THE night of nights for Australian small businesses – The Australian Small Business Champions Awards – is back for its 22nd year and several locals are in contention to win a national prize.
Clovel Childcare & Early Learning Centre at Granville is a finalist in the Early Childhood Services as well as Business of the Decade categories, with its owner Lynette Connolly a finalist in the Small Business Champion Entrepreneur category.
An old hand at winning, Ms Connolly won the award for childcare services in 2018 as well as being named Business Person of the Year several times in the Holroyd, Parramatta, Liverpool and more recently Cumberland Local Business Awards.
“It’s nice to be nominated again and I put that down to being a very experienced operator,” she explained.
“I provide a high quality service and have been told I’m a good boss, with one staff member working for me for 17 years and another for 23 years. This is so rare in childcare as the staff turnaround is about every 18 months.”
A panel of judges will examine all aspects of each finalist business, including strategies, customer service, vision, support of the local community and growth.
Award winners will be announced at the presentation dinner to be held on Saturday, March 21, at The Star, Sydney.
“None of this would be possible without the generous support of our award sponsors: NOVA Employment, Castaway Forecasting and Big Clean,” Awards founder Steve Loe said.