We Won the Business NSW Excellence in Small Business Award!
We’re proud to have been announced the winner of The Business NSW Northern Rivers Excellence in Small Business Award 2022!
Dan and his team attended the 2022 Business Awards ceremony which was held at Southern Cross University in Lismore on Saturday 22 October. The awards recognise growth, entrepreneurship and celebrates business success across New South Wales.
‘After an extremely challenging year this is a real honour. In March, we experienced 1.5 metres of floodwater through our premises. As a result, we lost 4 of our 5 vehicles plus equipment/product totalling $250,000+. This disaster temporarily crippled our business. However, the team pulled together, doing what was required to clean up and restore our premises.’ Said Dan.
Dan demonstrated his leadership skills, springing into action to immediately lodge insurance claims and order new vehicles. Hire cars were immediately organised for the interim, so he could operate and support his clients, staff and families to clean up. Due to this swift action, Early Up were operational again within 1 week.
Despite their challenges, Early Up has continued to grow and expand. As a local Tweed business, they are passionately committed to engaging other local businesses at every opportunity. Dan is firmly committed to providing career opportunities for local youth by employing young people as trainees and he hopes to bring on more trainees in the future.
Dan also firmly believes in supporting locals who need help. Early Up proactively supports local charities who feed the homeless and disadvantaged in our community, including Fred’s Place and the Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal. After the recent floods, they supported the local recovery process through a competition for a $10K garden makeover for a flood-affected family.
Early Up was up against 18 other finalists within the category of The Excellence in Small Business Award. This particular award recognises a business that has effectively driven growth and is able to demonstrate the specific strategies implemented to achieve business success and/or resilience. Dan and his team will now attend the NSW Business State Awards held in Sydney on November 18.
Early Up were also proud winners of the Home and Garden Improvement category in the Australian Small Business Champion Awards back in March 22.
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