This year's Hawkesbury Local Business Awards were hosted with a spectacular ceremony on Wednesday, October 21 at Windsor Function Centre.
Awards founder and Precedent Productions managing director Steve Loe said the event was a huge success.
"It was a magnificent, highly emotional night for all concerned," he said.
"Not only was the event a huge success, but the entire program was our best ever."
Mr Loe said the presentation ceremony was emotional and heartwarming as winners took to the stage to receive their trophies.
"Some speeches were hilarious, while others were tear-filled," he said.
... the entire program was our best ever.Steve Loe, Precedent Productions
"The one thing they all had in common was the genuine gratitude all recipients felt towards their staff, family, friends, customers and supporters."
The Hawkesbury Courier was on hand to capture all the excitement as the finalists in each category were announced and, as the official media partner for the Hawkesbury Local Business Awards, has published this winners' feature, recognising all category winners from the presentation evening.
"The awards are only possible with the support of our major and support sponsors," Mr Loe said.
Major sponsors are Hawkesbury City Council and NOVA Employment and support sponsors are Richmond Marketplace, Hawkesbury City Chamber of Commerce, Bx Networking and White Key Marketing.
"I would like to thank them for their support of the awards, which proves their commitment to their community and the businesses that thrive there," he said.
Mr Loe also thanked Windsor Function Centre for providing such an outstanding venue for the event.
"I'd like particularly thank the amazing staff for providing such wonderful service and excellent food, which everyone thoroughly enjoyed," he said.
"My special thanks also to the Windsor Function Centre management team for their support and hard work in ensuring the presentation night was a success.
"I would also like to acknowledge the fabulous entertainment provided by Stefanie Jones, Aaron Tsindos and Monique Montez and our amazing and ever-professional emcee Paul Hancock."