Chance to honour best local businesses

2018 Business Person of the Year Amanda Wyllie with Steve Loe
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The Penrith City Local Business Awards are back, and founder Steve Loe has called on the community to nominate its favourite businesses.

The Precedent Productions Managing Director, who founded the awards more than three decades ago, said it was an opportunity for members of the community to encourage and show appreciation for outstanding providers of goods and services.

“Business owners, managers and staff work hard and often go above and beyond to help their clients and customers,” he said.

“As members of the community, we reap the benefits of their efforts, which can make our own lives happier and easier in many ways.

“Sometimes it’s as simple as a friendly smile and sympathetic ear from the staff in a shop that lifts your spirits when you’re having a bad day.

“Or it may be a supplier who works tirelessly to ensure an urgent stock delivery reaches you on time.

“Nominating someone for their outstanding service or products is a great way to thank these people, who are the backbone of our community.”

Mr Loe said businesses could also self-nominate to show staff how much their efforts were valued. Nominating is as simple as filling in the coupon in-store or online at the Awards’ website

Everyone who nominates a business will be in the running to win a GoPro Hero 7 Silver.

The Penrith City Business Awards are made possible by the ongoing support of major sponsors NOVA Employment and Panthers Penrith and support sponsors Nepean Regional Security, BizCover, ACR Business Systems, Nepean Village, Lennox Village, Penrith Homemaker Centre, Southlands Shopping Centre, BxNetworking and Penrith Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Mr Loe said the Awards sponsors wanted to support the efforts of Penrith City businesses and acknowledge their important role in the community.

“The Awards are only possible because of the sponsors and their support,” he said.

Nominations for the 2019 Penrith City Local Business Awards will close on Tuesday, May 7 with the winners announced at the Awards Presentation Evening on Wednesday, July 3.

The Western Weekender will provide regular updates on the progress of the Awards program and will also run a special Finalists Feature and Winners Feature.

The Weekender is the media partner of the awards for the second time.

For further information on the 2019 Penrith City Local Business Awards, call Precedent Productions on 8363 3333 or visit

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