THE search is on to find businesses and individuals in the Lockhart Shire who are achieving excellence in their field.
Nominations for the inaugural Lockhart Shire Council Business Excellence Awards are currently open and will close on January, 3, 2017.
And community leaders say the awards will help to identify business which are a shining beacon for service and achievement. Lockhart Rotary president, Bill McDonnell, said there were lots of outstanding businesses and individuals within the shire that deserved recognition. He was hoping the initiative would gain the desired traction to become an annual fixture.
“Nominations could include farming operations, supermarkets, or individuals who work in the shire,” he said.
He said she shire encompassed a large geographic area and there were plenty of deserving businesses from Pleasant HIlls, through to Yerong Creek, The Rock and Lockhart.
Lockhart Shire Council Mayor Rodger Schirmer said the awards were a great idea and the recognition would filter into the community and make people aware of “good service”.
“What is lacking a little bit is appreciation for innovative business and very good employees,” he said.
He said there were plenty of people within the shire who were doing excellent work. “We have manufacturing businesses, agriculture, a range of supermarkets and aged care facilities and motor repair businesses,” he said.
“We also have some really good council workers, the beautification of the main street at The Rock is an example of some of the work,” he said.
Finalists will be announced on January, 24, 2017.