In some exciting news for Newcastle & the Hunter over the weekend, local accounting firm The Garis Group won best small business accounting firm in Australia at the nationally recognised Small Business Champion awards at the International Convention Centre in Darling Harbour, Sydney on Saturday night.
The awards night was postponed several times throughout 2020 due to COVID-19, but thankfully with public health restrictions easing over the past few months, Precedent Productions were able to stage the nationally recognised event which honoured small businesses in 52 different categories.
The Accounting category was fiercely contested with 22 finalists from all corners of the country, but in a major coup for Newcastle & Hunter, The Garis Group were awarded the top prize.
Managing Director, John Garis and his team were on hand to accept the award on the night. “We are truly humbled to have won in our category for 2020. Without a doubt the past 12 months has been an incredibly challenging time for small business and we’re extremely proud to have made such a significant contribution in the recovery process for all our wonderful clients”.
Mr Garis acknowledged his colleagues in the accounting space for all their efforts in assisting small business throughout the country and praised his team for consistently demonstrating excellence in customer service and work ethic. “We’re a family business and my team are an extension of that. We can’t achieve anything without their dedication toward helping all our clients through the good times and the bad. I’m immensely proud of all of them and this award is justification for all their hard work and commitment to the business”.