Good news for bored agents
RETIREMENT didn't suit Linda and Leo Hosking's style.
The couple tried it about seven years ago when they sold their Urunga Newsagency.
But after about four years of not having to get out of bed and go to work, the couple were bored.
Now they are back in business, doing better then ever, and have been nominated for best in distribution at the Australian Newsagents Federation awards at the Gold Coast Marriott in June.
"I just found out ? I'm so surprised," Linda said yesterday.
The news came hot on the heels of winning best in distribution at the Newsagents Association of New South Wales and ACT awards.
"Best performance in distribution relates to deliveries of papers and magazines and how we supply our subagents," Linda explained.
"I think that we've im- proved in our sales in the time we've been here - we're still improving."
Linda puts the couple's success down to loving what they do.
"A highlight has been the advertisement for Lotteries featuring a seal from the Pet Porpoise Pool. It was filmed at our newsagency and aired nationally. It's still on occasionally. It was excellent," she said.
"But my favourite part is the people."