THE success of local businesses has been celebrated at the 2022 City of Clarence Business Excellence and Service Awards.
Thirty individuals and businesses were recognised for their excellence in areas such as hospitality and tourism, enterprise and innovation, inclusivity and diversity, pride of workmanship, community contribution, retail and professional services.
More than 80 people filled the Century Room at Blundstone Arena for the awards ceremony, with winners joined by Federal Small Business Minister Julie Collins; Tasmanian MPs Nic Street, Dean Winter and David O’Byrne; MLCs Sarah Lovell and Luke Edmunds; Clarence Mayor-Elect Brendan Blomeley and Councillors Beth Warren and Daniel Hulme.
Business Eastern Shore chair Teresa Henley said the Awards had been helping raise the profile of Eastern Shore businesses and fostering pride in the business community for more than 20 years.
“Hearing about what local businesses are achieving gives me a great sense of pride to be part of such a diverse, successful and innovative business community,” Ms Henley said.
“Of course, excellence of the standard that was showcased at our Awards Night has only been made possible because of the passion and dedication people have for their businesses.
“I hope that this passion and dedication drives the winners to continue delivering excellent customer service, to set and achieve even more ambitious business goals, and to continue making a valuable contribution to the local economy and employment on the Eastern Shore.”
Ms Henley also thanked sponsors including the Clarence City Council, the Eastern Shore Sun, Accru Hobart, Eastside Gymnastics Academy, Hobart International Business Park and MEGT Australia for making the Awards possible.