Last year’s new business winner was Willy Wagtails, Scott and Vanessa Johnson, here with Mayor Richie Williamson.
Last year’s new business winner was Willy Wagtails, Scott and Vanessa Johnson, here with Mayor Richie Williamson.

Awards acknowledge sacrifice of starting a new business

TEN of the 23 businesses which entered The Daily Examiner Clarence Valley Business Excellence Awards are new businesses either in their first or second year of operation.

They range from tourism accommodation, food and beverage, health and well-being, and trade and manufacturing.

"I admire them," awards committee chairman Adam Gordon said.

"Starting a business can keep one awake at night, worrying about cash flow; things like working long hours, six or seven days a week when you could be spending time with your family.

"But these business owners see beyond that. They have faith in themselves and in the Valley. They see success, creating the ability to do what they want and when they want to do it.

"Starting a business, building a business takes not just courage but tremendous time and effort. It's encouraging that so many new businesses in the Valley know they have a good business, and the courage to present themselves to the judges."

Come and support them, and have a great night out next Saturday August 15.

Tickets are now on sale at http://www.valleyexcellence.org.au and are strictly limited to 250 tickets and must be purchased by midnight tonight.



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