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22 Feb 2016

Photosnap recognised twice at local business awards

Small Business of the Year - WinnerFrom a chance meeting in 2011 and countless long nights sleeping on a cardboard box behind a tractor, to the 2015 ‘Business of the Year’ award winners, Malaga company Photosnap Photobooths has a lot to celebrate.

Photosnap Photobooths were named as the winners of the City of Stirling sponsored ‘Small Business of the Year’ category at the Stirling Business Association awards ceremony on Thursday 12 February 2016 at the Regal Theatre. Following the category win, the company were also named the overall winner for night with the title ‘Business of the Year’.

Founders and Co-Directors Troy Marley and Jason D’Costa started the company after a chance meeting led to a way to combine their skills in sales and marketing (Jason) and design and development (Troy). From a tiny warehouse in Perth, to Australia’s leading photobooth design, manufacture, hire and lease company, Photosnap’s growth is testament to the hard work, dedication and commitment to innovation the pair focus on every day.

Nominated by their marketing partners, Halo Communications, Marley said that even being named as a finalist came as a surprise to both Directors.

“Both Jason and I are extremely humbled by these award wins. We’re both more comfortable behind the scenes, so to be recognised amongst some of Perth’s best businesses was an incredible honour,” he said.

“We genuinely love what we do – and I think that shows in the loyalty we have built with our customers, suppliers and partners across the years. Both Jason and I are big believers in delivering a superior product with outstanding service, and we are constantly on the lookout for ways to shake up the industry.”

Troy Marley acceptance speechPhotosnap are proud of their commitment to local manufacturing, deciding against chasing cheaper production costs offshore and manufacturing everything using local suppliers.

“At the end of the day, for us it’s about being able to deliver a customised solution to each and every client,” said Mr D’Costa. “Our business is to help clients build their business, and in-doing so, we are also able support local industry in Australia.”

Obviously their decision was the right one – the team have delivered over 350 photobooths worldwide, with orders coming from as far as France. Photosnap has also worked with major brands like SPC Australia, Samsung, Kripsy Kreme Donuts, Goodlife Health Clubs and Kleenheat Gas to create customised brand activation experiences for product launches, events and more.

Following last week’s awards ceremony, Stirling Business Association President Jayne Griffiths said she is delighted with both the quality and standard of entries this year.

Troy and Gail Marley with SBA Awards“All the Category winners were well deserved, with Photosnap exemplifying how you can take an existing product, shake it up and give it the wow factor – once again, a small business proving it can think on its feet and make dreams come to life,” she said. “We are proud to recognise such a great West Australian business.“

Mr Marley and Mr D’Costa are excited to see Photosnap scale to new heights in 2016, including the launch of their brand new, custom developed software next month, a number of revolutionary new designs, and further expanding the company’s national presence.