Press Release

ABIA 2017 National Designer of Dreams

ACC Catering announced as Australia’s top caterer.

On Tuesday the 14th of February, Valentine’s Day 2017, the Australian Bridal Industry Academy (ABIA) announced their National Designer of Dreams Awards for the most outstanding weddings suppliers over the past four years.

The ABIA conducts a series of awards each year to determine the best wedding suppliers in each mainland State. Combining the results of these State awards over 4 consecutive years, determines the Winners of the National Designer of Dreams Award. These awards are determined by the only entity qualified to do so; past brides, who have been through the process of organizing a wedding and have rated each of their wedding providers based on the quality of their product, quality of service, value for money and attitude of staff.

A total of 7,560 wedding suppliers were rated in one or more years by past brides across 41 wedding categories over the 4 years. Out of these a total of 564 businesses qualified for the prestigious Designer of Dreams award. The total number of past brides who determined the list of qualifiers for the 2012 ABIA Designer of Dreams Awards was 39,735; this was up from a total of 31,251 in 2011.

The Chairman of ABIA, Mr John O’ Meara stated that, recognition of excellence is a goal which every business aspires to achieve. Being proclaimed by ABIA as one of Australia’s Top wedding providers is the ultimate recognition for any wedding provider. It is a great honour for ACC Catering to achieve this recognition of excellence. Mr O’ Meara went onto say that it was business like ACC Catering which complimented and elevated the wedding industry with their attention to detail and the pride, passion and professional manner in which they delivered their wedding product to the customer.

The ABIA was founded in 1997 as a means of enabling past brides to evaluate the performance of their wedding providers based on ABIA’s four (4) Pillars of Perfection being; quality of product, quality of service, value for money and attitude of staff. The ratings provided by past brides enables future brides to confidently select their wedding providers, knowing that past brides have ranked, rated and evaluated their performance.

The Chairman of ABIA said that “a wedding is a one off day where every provider must perform to the maximum as there are no second chances to come back and rectify faults, everything must be perfect. He went onto say that approximately 13 providers are engaged by the bride to design and deliver her dream day, should any one of the 13 fail to deliver perfection, it can create a domino effect which compromises all other providers in the execution of their duty of care to the bride.

On Tuesday the 7th of May, 350 of Victoria’s finest wedding suppliers congregated at the prestigious Leonda by the Yarra to celebrate Achievement in Excellence at the 15th Annual Bridal Industry Awards (The ABIA’s)

The 2013 Victorian Annual Bridal Industry Awards attracted over 6,000 past brides who were invited to rate their best wedding suppliers based on the quality of product, quality of service, value for money and attitude of staff. A total of 281 suppliers across 39 wedding categories qualified as Finalists for the ABIA Award.

The attendees received an opening address from the Chairman of the ABIA, Mr John O’ Meara who congratulated the Finalists on their achievement. Mr O’ Meara said that the wedding supplier was unique; as they had just one unrepeatable day to deliver excellence in their products and services. O’ Meara went on to say that the quality of the work reflected in the newlywed’s votes was something that each and every one of the attendees could be proud of.

Mr O’ Meara congratulated ACC Advanced Catering Concepts on the achievement as the Winner of the Independent Caterer  category. Mr O’ Meara said that ACC Advanced Catering Concepts should be extremely proud of this achievement as it is businesses like ACC Advanced Catering Concepts which complimented and elevated the wedding industry with attention to detail and the pride, passion and professional manner in which the wedding product  was delivered to the bridal customer.

The Abia’s are a much sought-after Award for Australian wedding suppliers as they are determined by the votes of past brides. ACC Advanced Catering Concepts was nominated for an ABIA based on the quality of product, quality of service, value for money and the attitude of the staff who serviced the bride’s needs, before, during and after their wedding day.

For more information on the Australian Bridal Industry Academy visit www.abia.com.au.