The National : NOV DEC 2016
Mark Ryan, Vice President of DIA Ltd., introduced the “Excellence In Business Awards 2017” which were judged under four categories. Mark said, “Simply by taking the time to enter these Awards, you are being proactive in your business and taking pride in your work. Further, you are dedicating time to working on your business, not just in it. “Take time to look at your business through the eyes of a passerby, from your customers perspective. To quote James Peuster don’t have an “old modern sign” Paint and clean your windows! New laminate stickers used these days, are effective and not too much work involved! Vans, uniforms. “It is most important to realise, really recognise every day, that we are in the image business. Dry cleaning and laundry is just what we do. We make people feel better about themselves. They entrust their personal belonging to us, and also their image. Let your shop front, and your vans, reflect this. “Invest wisely in Innovations and cost savings. We are blessed in Australia with fantastic suppliers and allied traders. Listen to them. And remember, until 30 June, 2017, you can get an instant nett tax write off of $20,000 Use it! Think outside the square. If you are here this weekend, then you have skin in the game. “Let your business, and you, be seen to be giving back in some way through your Community Involvement. There are many ways to do this and the benefits are far reaching, but only if people know about it. Don’t be shy, market. THE PRIZES INCLUDE • a beautiful trophy suitable for display in the receiving area. • E Bulletin to all Members • Editorial in the “Pressing News” Member magazine • Editorial in the “National Drycleaner and Launderer” magazine • Recognition on the DIA Website • Recognition at DIA events • $250 cash from the sponsoring company • and associated rewards such as public recognition in their own community, should they choose to share the news. Mark then invited the Sponsors of the four categories to come to the stage to present the Awards. 28 THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL DRYCLEANER & LAUNDERER NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2016 2017 EXCELLENCE IN BUSINESS AWARDS The 2017 “Excellence In Business Awards” were all about recognising and rewarding best business practice by Australian Drycleaners, who were invited to showcase their achievements in areas as varied as branding, innovation and community involvement. Cleaners were urged to encourage staff involvement and participation and to share the rewards. Since all who participate in this type of exercise gain insights and improvements in their businesses, it can truly be said that all who enter are Winners in their own right.
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