Local company shines at prestigious Hunter awards

A SINGLETON enterprise scooped the pool at the Hunter Business Awards on Friday night.

SUCCESS: Singleton businesswoman Trish Sellars.

SUCCESS: Singleton businesswoman Trish Sellars.

Trish Sellars Cleaning & Support Services won the Pacific National-sponsored honour for Customer Service (20+ employees).

It's been a good 12 months for the privately-owned company, with Mrs Sellars also snaring the Outstanding Business Leader (36+) crown at the 2015 Singleton Outstanding Business Awards.

The award was announced at the biggest ceremony the Hunter Business Chamber has ever hosted.

Supported by the University of Newcastle and held at NEX, Wests City, the event was attended by more than 530 business people from across the region.

Acting chamber CEO Anita Hugo said the judges had commented on the outstanding achievement of finalists in all categories.

“The winners clearly demonstrate yet again why this region remains a powerhouse economy,” she said.

Newcastle businessman Michael Slater took out the Business Leader of the Year Award while the President’s Award went to Kirsten Molloy.

Get Smart Promotional Products was named by Newcastle Herald as winner of the award for Excellence in Small Business (-20 employees) and RTC Group was presented with the Excellence in Business (20+ employees) award by NSW Minerals Council.

Michel’s Patisserie Toronto was named by Greater Bank as the winner of the Customer Service (-20 employees) award and Trish Sellars Cleaning & Support Services won the Pacific National sponsored award for Customer Service (20+ employees).

The Local Chamber of Commerce Award sponsored by Pitcher Partners was presented to Scone Chamber of Commerce while nib health funds won the Port Authority of New South Wales Contribution to the Region accolade.

Stockton Bowling Club won the Hunter Water sponsored Hunter Water Savers Award and Cristen Cable of Kis Marketing was named Young Business Executive by Hunter TAFE.