The Good Guys and National Australia Bank (NAB) are among the winners of Australia’s best suppliers of goods and services handed out by consumer watchdog Choice.
Normally responsible for handing out brickbats, Choice celebrated its 50th anniversary last night by handing out its awards.
The Good Guys was named as best retailer, Google was best technology innovator, and NAB was awarded for best low fee account.
Luisa Ford from NAB Personal Banking accepted the award and said there has been great demand among consumers for its accounts since the removal of monthly fees.
“I think consumers are always going to be cost conscious, but also they’re looking to their bank to do the right thing,” she said.
“That’s something NAB’s really passionate about, making sure that it is doing the right thing for consumers and ultimately that’s going to make us more competitive too.”
Dr Andrew Monk from Australian Certified Organic says his company won because consumers are looking for food with integrity.
“I think there’s a lot of label claims in the market place that either confuse consumers or aren’t necessarily based on transparent standards,” he said.
“The bud logo with the words ‘Australia Certified Organic’ is clearly one out of the pack because of the transparency and work we put into standards.”