Outstanding business awards go to script

McCARTHY’S Pharmacy pharmacist-in-charge Fredrik Hellqvist says he was thrilled to see the Summer Street business take out the top honour at the CGU Orange Outstanding Business Awards on Saturday night.

Dr Hellqvist said the award for Orange business of the year was a tribute to all the hard work the team put into servicing its customers.

“It’s a really good boost for morale,” Dr Hellqvist said.

“We didn’t expect it but we’re very pleased.”

Dr Hellqvist said everyone at McCarthy’s Pharmacy had worked hard over the pervious 12 months and customers appreciated the range of services on offer including extended opening hours and the availability of a pharmacist and nurse to talk to regarding health-related questions.

More than 100 submissions were received for this year’s awards, presented at a formal dinner with more than 550 guests at the Orange Function Centre.

Business awards committee chairman Mark Monaghan said the night was a huge success with prizes awarded in 21 categories.

Mr Monaghan said the event wouldn’t have happened without the support of CGU and its senior development manager for western NSW Allan Train.

“CGU has been the major sponsor of the Orange Outstanding Business Awards for the past 23 years,” Mr Monaghan said.

“Without the company’s support, we wouldn’t be able to celebrate  achievements of  businesses in the way we do.”

On the night $6350 was raised for the Max Hazelton Aero Centre Medical Interchange via a live auction and lucky envelopes draw. 

Geoff Phillips was the evening’s MC with entertainment provided by comedian Sam McCool and the Central West All Stars Big Band.

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