DARREN WARREN IS excited to provide an opportunity for local businesses to be recognised for outstanding community service.
DARREN WARREN IS excited to provide an opportunity for local businesses to be recognised for outstanding community service. Sarah Fleming Gatton Star

Awards give back to community

THE new Heritage Building Society manager Darren Warren encourages locals to get behind their favourite business.

The appointment of Mr Warren as manager comes as nominations for the Heritage Building Society Customer Service Award approach the closing date of Friday.

Mr Warren said he was happy the building society was involved in the business awards.

“We also have a responsibility to give back to the communities where our members live and work, that’s why we sponsor so many charities, community events and other activities across south-east Queensland,” he said.

“By supporting events such as the Gatton Business Awards, we are supporting the continued growth and development of this region.

“That’s great both for our members and for the Lockyer Valley as a whole.”

Mr Warren said he was interested in seeing what will be showcased by the awards.

“I’m looking forward to hearing more about the amazing business operators from the Lockyer Valley region who make this such an exciting place to live,” he said.

“I have already found that the depth and breadth of business talent in Gatton is amazing.

“There is so much going on here and such a buzz around the place as the recovery from the January floods gains pace.

“I’m hoping to learn plenty from the business leaders of the region and to be part of an exciting night for everyone involved.”

He encouraged locals to have their say.

“The Awards are a great way to help businesses aspire to higher standards of performance,” he said.

“By nominating a business, you can help shine a light on the best and brightest firms in the Lockyer.

“That’s fantastic recognition for the businesses who are nominated and who win an Award, but it also sets a benchmark against which other businesses can measure themselves and which they can aim to match in future.

“So everyone in the region benefits when more and more businesses set their goals higher.

“There are plenty of unsung heroes out there in the business world, who do great jobs with little or no recognition.

“This is an ideal opportunity to highlight their achievements.”

When you vote in the Customer Service Award, not only do you give your nominated business a chance at recognition for excellent service at the Gala Awards night, you also provide them with a chance to win a $250 Heritage Building Society account.

Nominees also do in the draw to receive a $250 account.

To nominate a business you have had a positive experience with in the Lockyer and Brisbane Valley, fill out the form on page 23 and return it the Star office.

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