SMC Conference & Function Centre (SMC) has won the hotly contested Sydney region in the NSW Business Chamber Business Awards 2015 for ‘Excellence in Sustainability’.
The Business Awards, run by the NSW Business Chamber, recognise and celebrate business excellence across NSW. Located in the Sydney CBD, SMC took out the top honour amongst tough competition and will now go on to the final round of the awards at the NSW Gala, where the venue will be vying to be crowned the state winner.
Scott Cooper, Director of Sales, SMC, was thrilled with the accolade, which applauds both the venue’s commitment to sustainability and the hard work of the forward-thinking team.
“Sustainability is crucial to the operation of SMC, and this award win demonstrates that green-friendly policies are becoming a business essential. It’s something that our clients expect in a venue, and delivering maximum service with minimal impact on the environment is something we work towards every day,” said Mr Cooper.
In addition to the business benefits of embracing an ethos that led to the win, Mr Cooper reflects on the advantages to SMC’s clients and team.
“A sign of the seamless integration of our green policies is that often our clients don’t even notice the improvements – but when they do, they can feel great about their choice of venue. The feeling of comradery, and strengthening of relationships between suppliers, clients and all members of staff is a welcomed side-effect,” said Mr Cooper.
A unique venue with landmark status, SMC spans over 4,000 square metres with 16 function rooms and five lodge rooms across eight levels, and its architecture and heritage are of merit, being one of Sydney’s most architecturally significant buildings.
From ordering only fresh, seasonal local produce for their catering and closely monitoring, auditing and donating excess, to converting all signage from printed collateral over to low energy, electronic posters, SMC strives every day to fulfill its promise to be one of Sydney’s greenest venues, while still delivering an exemplary customer experience.
The Sydney Business Award state winners will be announced at a gala dinner on Friday 27 November 2015. Click here for more information on the awards: