Mr PETER SIDGREAVES (Camden) (17:55:20): The Local Business Awards acknowledge outstanding local businesses and people who go above and beyond in providing exceptional customer service experiences. Growing up in a family business that was established in 1917 and will celebrate its 105th anniversary this year, I have a good understanding of small business and have the greatest respect for small business owners. Because of my experience, I recognise that small businesses are the backbone of our community and contribute enormously to our local economy and employment. I am delighted to thank and congratulate the following winners of the 2022 Camden Local Business Awards.
The Finer Detail by Kim was the winner of the antiques, arts, crafts and gifts category. Kim is passionate about creating special keepsakes that are greatly appreciated by her customers—just read the reviews. European Autowerks, the winner of the automotive services category, specialises in servicing, maintenance and detailing of European vehicles. Dolce Vita, winner of the bakery or cake business category, is a family-owned business that provides fresh, homemade cakes, pastries, pies and gelato. Simply Divine Beauty, the winner of the beauty services category, provides beauty, skin and wellness needs. The Meat Man Wholesale Meats, the winner of the butcher category, is another family-owned business that provides top-quality, premium wholesale meats to both caterers and the public. Extract Espresso, the winner of the cafe category, is a boutique cafe and kitchen in Gregory Hills, and a favourite of mine.
JLM Conveyancing, the winner of the conveyancing service category, provides legal services, whether customers are buying or selling residential, commercial or rural property. The Early Learning Hub, the winner of the early childhood centre category, is a family-owned and operated long day care service for the families of Narellan Vale and Spring Farm. Hands-On First Aid, the winner of the education service category, is dedicated to providing relevant training services. Millie Rose Boutique, the winner of the fashion category, brings the latest women’s fashion and accessories to Cobbitty. Bella’s Pizzahouse, the winner of the fast food or takeaway category, is based in Narellan and offers pizza and pasta for dining in, takeaway and delivery through various delivery platforms. Core9 in Narellan, the winner of the fitness services category, provides health and fitness training. Clementine Posy, the winner of the florist category, provides handmade floral arrangements. The Camden Fruit Barn, the winner of the fruit and vegetable shop category, provides premium quality fruit and vegetables.
Steven Michael Hair, the winner of the hairdresser category, offers a premium hairdressing experience. Macarthur Care, the winner of the health improvement services category, provides healthcare services to ex‑servicemen and NDIS participants. Splendour Interiors, the winner of the home furniture store category, offers a unique design experience for its clients’ total needs. Atlas Jewellers, the winner of the jewellery store category, is another family-owned and operated business and specialises in custom designs and repairs. Ray White Narellan, the winner of the most inclusive employer category, is focused on cohesive sales and property management. Real Recruitment Co, the winner of the new business category, specialises in sourcing and securing the best talent for businesses. Shane’s Crew, the winner of the performing arts category, became one of the biggest online fitness and dance groups in Camden during the 2021 COVID-19 lockdown.
Macarthur Veterinary Group in Camden, the winner of the pet care category, is committed to high-quality health care, veterinary medicine and surgery for family pets. Choice Pharmacy, the winner of the pharmacy category, provides nothing less than the best advice, suggestions and service for retail, dispensary and toiletry items. All Suburbs Strata Management Macarthur, the winner of the professional services category, is another family business and understands the importance of partnerships. The Italian Food Project, the winner of the restaurant category, takes pride in having real Italians cooking authentic Italian food. Stairman, the winner of the service and trade category, proudly installs quality stairs. Proshades Australia, the winner of the sole operator category, is a family-owned and operated business and specialises in Australian-made shutters, blinds and awnings.
Maximum Skating, the winner of the specialised business category, provides the ultimate skating venue for all ages and a rink that my daughters love to visit. All Mower Spares, the winner of the specialised retail business category, provides online spare parts to Macarthur Mowers & Machinery. Gregory Hills Hotel, the winner of the tourism and accommodation category, is the largest iconic pub destination in Macarthur. Having congratulated all local business winners, I also thank those businesses that were finalists and thank all local businesses for the valuable contribution they make to the Camden community.