Artarmon business French Affair was named Champion Retail Sole Operator at the Australian Small Business Champion Awards held on Saturday 29 April at The Star Sydney.

Founder of French Affair, Sue McGary, sells her quality European tablecloths online and in pop-up shops in Sydney shopping centres and at French festivals. French Affair’s winning award submission outlined the company’s continued growth in challenging retail conditions and demonstrated their commitment to excellence, outstanding customer service, quality products, sustainability initiatives and community contribution.

“I’m proud to have won this national award and grateful to my loyal customers for their support over many years,” said Sue McGary, the founder of French Affair. “Tablecloths are often at the heart of gatherings of family and friends where lifetime memories are created. It’s an honour to play a small part in those special moments. A beautiful tablecloth can also elevate an everyday meal into a special occasion.”

Sue McGary explained she is continually looking for ways to improve the business and create a shopping experience to delight her customers. The Australian Small Business Champion Awards received over 4,500 submissions from a wide variety of small businesses across the country.  Celebrating its 25th year, the Champion Awards aim to highlight the contribution of extraordinary people and acknowledge outstanding Australian small businesses. It shines a spotlight on the high standard of excellence seen throughout the small business sector across the nation.

The national Champion Award is the second major business award French Affair has won in the past year. French Affair took out the Outstanding Sole Operator category for North Shore at the Local Business Awards in 2022. The business was also a finalist in the Australian Women’s Small Business Champions Awards in 2022.

French Affair’s full range of European tablecloths and napery is available online at

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