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An accounting firm, which has helped many struggling small businesses stay afloat during the pandemic storm, has been crowned Business of the Year by Sutherland Shire. FinCare Accounting, from Sutherland, was announced the big winner of the Local Business Awards 2022, held at Doltone House, while 40 other companies were named best in class. Brian Willett, who founded FinCare, which specializes in meeting the needs of micro-businesses, said the financial assistance provided by federal and state governments to businesses was a much-needed lifeline, but also a labyrinth for many small operators. Mr. Willett said that usually in the past, when government grants or assistance were given, the treatment was done by the ministry, but, for the COVID programs, everything was handed over to the companies and almost everyone went to their homes. their accountant. FinCare has been able to help clients not only manage applications and other documents, but also provide strategies and, in some cases, arrange business loans. “We expected there to be a lot of damage, but it turned out to be nowhere near as bad as we had anticipated,” Mr Willett said. Many category winners have faced tremendous challenges during the pandemic. Jensens at Kareela Village, winner of the Restaurant – Gastronomy award, adapted quickly to the 2020 confinement with an enticing takeaway offer, and enriched it during the second confinement. However, like other hotel companies, Jensens was crushed by Omicron. “We’ve worked hard and achieved great goals,” said Brooke Jensen, who operates the business with the executive chef’s husband Carl. “But, from mid-December to January, we were living on the edge,” she said. “You used to wake up every day not knowing if you would have customers or staff. Thankfully things have calmed down now.” Other category winners include Restaurant (Family): Man Lin Wah Chinese Restaurant, Miranda; Coffee: Our Father, Burraneer; Fast food/takeaway: Flamecoal Chicken Caringbah; Bakery/Pastry: Bec Bakes Cronulla; Hairstylist: B. Hair Collective, Miranda Full list of winners:

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An accounting firm, which has helped many struggling small businesses stay afloat during the pandemic storm, has been crowned Business of the Year by Sutherland Shire.

FinCare Accounting, from Sutherland, was announced the big winner of the Local Business Awards 2022, held at Doltone House, while 40 other companies were named best in class.

Brian Willett, who founded FinCare, which specializes in meeting the needs of micro-businesses, said the financial assistance provided by federal and state governments to businesses was a much-needed lifeline, but also a labyrinth for many small operators.

Mr. Willett said that usually in the past, when government grants or assistance were given, the treatment was done by the ministry, but, for the COVID programs, everything was handed over to the companies and almost everyone went to their homes. their accountant.

Restaurant - Food Winner: Team Jensens, with Brooke Jensen second from left and Carl far right.  Photo: John Veage

Restaurant – Food Winner: Team Jensens, with Brooke Jensen second from left and Carl far right. Photo: John Veage

FinCare has been able to help clients not only manage applications and other documents, but also provide strategies and, in some cases, arrange business loans.

“We expected there to be a lot of damage, but it turned out to be nowhere near as bad as we had anticipated,” Mr Willett said.

Many category winners have faced tremendous challenges during the pandemic.

Jensens at Kareela Village, winner of the Restaurant – Gastronomy award, adapted quickly to the 2020 confinement with an enticing takeaway offer, and enriched it during the second confinement.

However, like other hotel companies, Jensens was crushed by Omicron.

“We’ve worked hard and achieved great goals,” said Brooke Jensen, who operates the business with the executive chef’s husband Carl.

“But, from mid-December to January, we were living on the edge,” she said. “You used to wake up every day not knowing if you would have customers or staff. Thankfully things have calmed down now.”

Other category winners include Restaurant (Family): Man Lin Wah Chinese Restaurant, Miranda; Coffee: Our Father, Burraneer; Fast food/takeaway: Flamecoal Chicken Caringbah; Bakery/Pastry: Bec Bakes Cronulla; Hairdresser: B. Hair Collective, Miranda

Full list of winners:

  • Automotive Services: Bold Trailer and Caravan Repair Center
  • Bakery/Pastry: Bec Bakes – Cronulla
  • Beauty Services: Bliss Day Spa
  • Coffee: Our Father
  • Community Services: Sylvanvale
  • Delicatessen/Gastronomy: Nina’s Chocolates – Engadine
  • Early Childhood Center: Rise & Shine Kindergarten Sylvania – Sylvania
  • Education Department: The Youth Partnership
  • Fashion: researched and wild
  • Fast Food/Takeout: Charcoal Chicken Caringbah
  • Fitness Services: Purebred Fitness
  • Florist: Nunu Designs
  • Fresh Food: Whole Fruit and Grocery Sylvania
  • Hairdresser: B. Hair Collective
  • Health Enhancement Services: The Healthy Body Company – Caringbah
  • Holidays and Travel: The Africa Safari Co. – Sutherland
  • Home Furniture Store: BedsAhead
  • Jewelery: Pontifex Jewelers – Southgate Shopping Center
  • Most Inclusive Employer: Sweet Mayhem
  • New business: Nulla Accountants
  • Performing Arts: Ettingshausen Dance Theater and Martial Arts
  • Pet Care: Sydney Veterinary Specialists
  • Pharmacy: Cincotta Chemist – Caringbah
  • Photography company: OMH Photography
  • Plumbing Services: Paul Richards Plumbing
  • Poultry/ Fish/ Meat: From Farm to Fork – Parkside Plaza
  • Professional Services: FinCare Accounting – Sutherland
  • Real estate agency: Sanders Property Agents
  • Restaurant – Family: Man Lin Wah Chinese Restaurant
  • Restaurant – Gastronomy: Jensen’s Restaurant
  • Service & Commerce: Flash Painting Services
  • Sole Operator: Dewrang Art
  • Specialized company: Prestige Paramedical Group
  • Businessman of the Year: Jeni Wilcock, Sullivan Dewing Chartered Accountants & Business Builders
  • Youth Award: Jack Tripi – Sanders Property Agents
  • Company of the Year: FinCare Accounting – Sutherland
  • Access and Inclusion Award Winner: Dentist Caringbah
  • Access & Inclusion Award – HC: Snippers Lawnmowing
  • Environmental Sustainability Award Winner: Endota Spa – Gymea
  • Environmental Sustainability Award – HC: The Soulful Pantry
  • Environmental Sustainability Award – HC: Party Rental for the Little Ones