Hollywood has the Oscars and the music industry has the Grammys - but for Hunter businesses, the annual night of nights is tonight, October 9, the night that locals gather to hear the winners of the 2019 Hunter Local Business Awards.
Precedent Productions Managing Director and Awards founder Steve Loe said:
"There's no doubt that local business owners and their staff work hard to provide the best possible service to their customers.
"That's why the annual Hunter Local Business Awards presentation night is always such a popular event.
"It's a glittering event that gives finalists a chance to dress up and take a break so they can enjoy an evening of entertainment, good food, relaxed chat and celebration with their colleagues and people from other businesses from around the district."
Mr Loe said being a finalist at the Hunter Local Business Awards presentation night was an enormous achievement.
"It's also a chance for business people and their teams to reflect on their successes with a fun night out.
"Making it to the finalist presentation is a great reflection on their efforts and everyone is always extremely proud to be there.
"All finalists in each category are announced, with their picture shown on the big screen. It's heart-warming to hear the deafening cheers from the crowd as everyone celebrates the achievement of all the businesses in the room."
He said the high quality of all nominees had made the job of judges incredibly difficult.
"This is a chance for customers and clients to see if the businesses they nominated have become finalists."
The Hunter Local Business Awards are only possible with the support of Awards Sponsors , Service NSW, KIS Marketing and BxNetworking.
"I congratulate all the finalists on their achievements, on behalf of the Hunter Local Business Awards.
"I would also like to thank the Hunter community for the huge support that they continue to show for their local businesses through the Awards every year.
I would also like to thank the Hunter community for the huge support that they continue to showSteve Loe, CEO, Precedent Productions
"Without them, these outstanding businesses would not receive the recognition which they deserve."
For more information visit www.thebusinessawards.com.au.