An unwavering dedication to quality and team work has seen local business HOT Cleaning Services win the Services category award at the Australian Small Business Champion Awards 2014.
The Australian Small Business Champion Awards is the only national recognition program for Australian small businesses.
HOT Cleaning Services Managing Director Charity Mezger, said it was not only a big win for the business but a big win for the community.
"HOT Cleaning Services have come a long way and it proves that there is truth to doing ordinary things in extraordinary way," she said.
"It not only benefits the company but the whole community where the company operates."
The aim of the national awards is to recognise outstanding Australian small businesses and encourage high standards of excellence in small business practice. Small businesses from across Australia delivered an impressive array of entries, with winners representing a broad range of industries from all states and territories.
The company competed against 7 other finalists under the Services category to be awarded the prestigious win.
Companies were invited to submit an application for their respective award category and among the submissions, a short list of finalist were identified and invited for the awarding ceremony in Sydney earlier this month.
When HOT Cleaning Services were informed that they had made it to the short list, Mrs Mezger, was already satisfied of the result and wasn’t expecting to win.
"To be a finalist was already a big achievement but we were crossing our fingers and believed we did all we could to prepare for the submission," Mrs Mezger said.
"The award put Geraldton in the map of the small business and cleaning world."
John Laws of Australian Cleaning Contractors Alliance based in Sydney sent a congratulatory advise to all members of the alliance that their industry was well represented during the national awards as a small cleaning company, the only cleaning company in the short list, from a “lesser known” Western Australian place won the national award. According to Laws, the win was a source of pride for the cleaning industry.
The national award is the third award obtained by HOT Cleaning Services in the last 12 months. In May 2013 the local business was awarded the best small business award by the MWCCI in Geraldton followed by a state award in November 2013 in the same category.