First National Mills & Gibbon Hawera scooped the First Prize for Best Service in the Professional Category at the Biz Link Business Awards 2013.
The awards were a black-tie evening held at The Hub on Friday evening and it was the second year this event has been held, celebrating local business success in Hawera.
First National was one of three finalists in the Mystery Shop Professional Category, sponsored by A2Biz. Businesses were nominated by members of the public before Hoed Mystery Shopping sent in shoppers to survey the service received.
'It's great to be recognized as a market leader in our field and this award acknowledges that the team have been working together for the good of our clients,' said First National Mills & Gibbon Branch Manager Shawn Gibbon.
The event was well patronized and included guest speaker Jamie Fitzgerald and live entertainment.