Homebase thrifty-link nails award

HOMEBASE Hardware Thrifty-Link Coffs Harbour is toasting their success after being crowned the 2008-9 NSW State Retailer of the Year in the prestigious Danks Retailer of the Year Awards.

The awards, presented at the Danks 2009 National Trade Show and Conference in Melbourne on April 24, provide an opportunity to celebrate the Thrifty-Link Hardware stores that are leading the way in the national hardware and garden retail industry.

The State Award is presented to the Thrifty-Link Hardware store judged to be foremost in meeting and exceeding a range of criteria from business growth to overall presentation of their businesses, including product range, marketing and merchandising.

HomeBase Hardware triumphed over more than 90 other retailers across New South Wales to win the coveted title of 2008-9 NSW State Retailer of the Year.

HomeBase Hardware store owners, Brian and Pauline Quinlan attended the awards evening and said winning the award was a very proud moment for the whole team.

“We are very honoured to win the award. We have worked particularly hard over the past year, meeting the challenges of our environment, including the weather! Despite flooding earlier in the year, the business is still going strong and we are enjoying the journey,” Mr Quinlan said.

Located in the heart of Coffs Harbour, HomeBase Hardware is an example of a dynamic business evolving to meet the challenges of its local retail environment, while always staying focused on the needs of its valued customers.

The store prides itself on its high level of customer service, provided by helpful, knowledgeable staff and, as a member of the Thrifty-Link Hardware Group, provides a comprehensive range of products at very competitive products.

Danks national retail operations manager Steven Johnston said the store's dedication to its local market, driving it into a strong future, made it stand out in the award category.

“More than ever, independent retailers recognise the need to refresh their store environments on a regular basis and it is extremely pleasing to have a constant stream of forward thinking retailers, like HomeBase Hardware, who are investing in their longer-term futures,” Mr Johnston said.



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