Finalists smarten up ready for judge visit

JUDGING of the Canterbury Bankstown Local Business Awards has started, as hundreds of finalists prepare for the visit of secret judges.

Shops and offices are getting an extra polish on the door handles and staff are putting some extra pizzazz into their smiles, not knowing if the next person to walk through the door will be one of the awards’ anonymous judges.
Precedent Productions Managing Director and Awards founder Steve Loe said thousands of entries were received for this year’s awards.
The anonymous judges will visit each finalist, where they will consider all aspects of their customer service, including greeting and customer acknowledgement, detailed product knowledge and value for money; they may also look at other aspects of the business, such as its website.
Finalists can also submit information about themselves to be considered by the judges, including the history of the business, staff training and motivation, work in the local community and environmental sustainability efforts as well as customer testimonials and reviews.
The awards presentation will be held on Tuesday, June 4, at The Highline Venue.
“Tickets to the event are available and are expected to sell quickly,” Mr Loe said.
“Finalists tell us how much they and their staff look forward to the evening as an opportunity to enjoy each other’s company, the social atmosphere and networking opportunities, the great food and entertainment, as well as the excitement and suspense as the winners of each category are announced.”
“The Local Business Awards are only possible with the unwavering support of presenting partner Commonwealth Bank, major sponsors Canterbury Bankstown Council, Nova Employment, The Highline Venue and Bankstown Central, and support sponsors White Key Marketing and Campsie Centre,” Mr Loe said.
“Their support of the Local Business Awards program reflects their ongoing commitment to local business in the area and is essential in the running of the program.”
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