2023 25+ years Silver Commendation

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Frank's Auto Centre

Franks Auto Centre has been operating on Parramatta Rd in Croydon since 1989. Frank works with his son Adrian at the premises in Croydon and is eager to carry the tradition of impeccable service into the future. Frank loves the diverse community here in Burwood and has lived here since the 70s.

Frank has built long standing and strong relationships through his business in Croydon for the last 33 years. He loves Burwood as every service you need is available from shopping to dining, and says you can’t beat it! 

2023 rm gregory primoprint mayors commendation

RM Gregory Promoprint

RM Gregory Promoprint, is a local icon that has played a critical role in our community being one of the principal founders of the Croydon Park Business Chamber.

The business takes pride in operating from the same premises since 1954, on Georges River Road in Croydon Park. They love trading in this area as it provides a good cultural and multicultural mix, making it a great social hub for businesses. Hassan and Eddie say the friendly and supportive atmosphere of businesses in Croydon Park, created through the Chamber, has led to a village and collegiate type of business atmosphere. RM Gregory Promoprint is a family-owned and run business, providing a helpful and friendly service. 

2023 kens shoe repair mayors commendation

Ken's Shoe Repair

With Ken's exceptional craftsmanship and expertise over 25 years, Ken's Shoe Repair has become one of the leading shoe repair shops in Burwood. Located in Burwood Plaza, the store is easily recognisable with its iconic signage.

Ken takes great pride in his work and is dedicated to providing the highest quality shoe repair services to his customers. His passion for his craft is evident in the exceptional workmanship that goes into each repair.

Over the past 25 years Ken's Shoe Repair has become a well-known and respected establishment in Burwood. Ken himself loves the vibrancy of the town centre and is committed to contributing to its unique character and charm through his work.

Samir Abla Pastry

Samir Abla Pastry is an authentic Lebanese pastry shop that was established by Samir Abla in 1989. In 1992, Marwan Abou Mrad and Hani Elmorr purchased the business, and they have owned and operated it ever since. As one of the original Lebanese sweets shops in Sydney, Samir Abla Pastry is well known for its fresh Knefeh and famous Znood El Sit, which are made daily. The pastry shop has built strong relationships with the local community, supporting local schools, churches, events, and special occasions.

The customers are highly valued by the business, and they appreciate their support during these challenging times. Samir Abla Pastry is committed to continuing to provide its customers with high-quality and authentic Lebanese sweets and pastries while maintaining its dedication to the local community.

2023 optimum percussion mayors commendation

Optimum Percussion

Optimum Percussion has been providing high-quality concert and orchestral musical instruments and accessories since 1993, and has earned a strong reputation among many high profile school and tertiary clients. The company's specialty is concert percussion, and they offer an excellent range of percussion and music products to cater to all customer needs.

Optimum Percussion takes pride in offering professional and friendly advice on all their products and is always ready to help customers source any unique percussion equipment they may need. The company is owned by two experienced directors, Allan Watson and Carolyn Bounds, who have extensive professional backgrounds in the music industry.

With their expertise, Optimum Percussion is in a unique position to provide valuable guidance to customers and schools, helping them to make the most of their percussion program. The company's location in Burwood, near Westfield, makes it a destination specialist music retailer, easily accessible to customers from all over Sydney and beyond.

2023 dorothy cowie school of dance mayors commendation

Dorothy Cowie School of Dancing

The school has been operating for over 80 years, and for the past 37 years, under the current Principal Donna Burland, it has established itself as a respected and well-recognised dance school, both state wide and nationally, promoting the profile of Burwood beyond its local community. Students of the school have held state and national titles for over 20 years, not only representing the school but also the Burwood community.

The school's mission is to encourage students of all ages to participate in a friendly, safe, and supportive environment that promotes their enjoyment of dance. The school strives to nurture students' talent, recognising their full potential if they choose to pursue a career in the performing arts. Teachers are trained and committed to promoting self-confidence, strengthening students' abilities, encouraging individual personal achievement, and fostering their love of the performing arts.

Scottish Accessories Shoppe

The Scottish Accessories Shoppe under its current owners Ann & Stephen Brine have been trading in our community for 26 years.

The only Scottish specialty retailer in Sydney, the business has become a destination for shoppers from across the state, who are drawn to its authentic Scottish offerings.

After 26 years of trading, the business remains committed to delivering the highest quality products and service to its loyal customer base. Its longevity is a testament to its success as a beloved and distinctive retail destination in Croydon.

2023 franze design hair collection mayors commendation

Hair Collections Franzé Design

Hair Collections Franzé Design is a well-established hair salon that has been a fixture on Georges River Road in Croydon Park since 1985. Toni, the owner and lead hairdresser, has a loyal following of clients who have been with her since the beginning. Her passion for providing exceptional customer service and creating beautiful hairstyles has endeared her to her clients, who have become like family.

As a proud member of the Croydon Park business community, Toni has contributed to creating the village feel that residents and visitors alike have come to love.