Recognise outstanding customer service in the Lockyer Valley


​Lockyer Valley residents are encouraged to consider what businesses they believe offer outstanding customer service in the lead-up to the Heritage Bank People’s Choice Award.

Voting for the People’s Choice Award opens on Monday 31 August, with Council’s Mayor Steve Jones urging residents to get their votes in.

“The People’s Choice Award is all about recognition of positive customer service experiences,” Cr Jones said.

“The Lockyer Valley is home to first-rate businesses and I am confident the votes will stream in.”

Customers can vote by submitting an entry form at the designated entry locations, including the Heritage Bank, Railway Street, Gatton; Heritage Bank Mini-Branch Laidley Newsagency, Patrick Street, Laidley; Libraries – Gatton and Laidley; Gatton Visitor Information Centre and the Gatton Star, North Street, Gatton.

Cr Jones encouraged residents to vote for their favourite business based on their experiences and satisfaction.

“Every shopping experience should be a pleasant and straight-forward encounter.

“Give our local businesses a pat on the back for what makes local business so great - outstanding customer service,” Cr Jones said.

Voting will close at COB on Wednesday 23 September 2015.

Business interested in being involved in the Heritage Bank People’s Choice Award can contact Council’s Regional Development team on 07 5466 3505 or Lockyer Valley Regional Council on 1300 005 872. Promotional material, including flyers and counter cards to promote the voting process to customers, are now available.

Eight finalists will be determined by popular vote and the overall winner will be determined by a mystery shopping experience. Finalists of Heritage Bank People’s Choice Awards will be published in the Gatton Star on 30 September.

Vote for your favourite business and you will go into the draw to win a $100 gift voucher at a local business of your choice. The wining business of the Heritage Bank People’s Choice Award will take home a prize pack to the value of $500.

Cr Jones said it was important to act quickly, with businesses and employees having until Friday 4 September to get their nominations in.

“Don’t miss the opportunity to recognise those businesses and employees who are deserving,” he said.

The Lockyer Valley Business Training and Apprenticeship Awards will be held at the Gatton Shire Hall on Saturday 24 October.

For more information on the event visit or phone 1300 005 872.

Page reviewed: 28 Aug 2015 2:51pm