By NZHJ July 28, 2021 Industry News

Why enter or nominate someone for this year's Hardware Awards? What's in it for me? We asked last year's winners...

 Clifford Buchler, CEO Mitre 10 MEGA Hamilton - 2020 Retailer of the Year: “A great opportunity to network with industry leaders. The preparation necessitates thinking and a personal challenge.”

Anton Hawkey, Mitre 10 MEGA Papanui - 2020 Young Retailer of the Year: “I would highly recommend that others who wish to achieve and thrive in this industry enter the Hardware Awards.”

Josh Tasker, GM, Mitre 10 MEGA Papanui - 2020 Retail Store of the Year: “I absolutely recommend it. Half the battle is being willing to put yourself out there and be judged. It’s a great chance to look at what you are doing with fresh eyes and challenge yourself to do better.”

Nick Thorburn, Sales Manager Distribution South Island, Sika (NZ) - 2020 Supplier Account Manager of the Year: “The Hardware Awards is the pinnacle event in the Hardware industry. If your name gets put forward, don’t hesitate to give it a shot.”

Chris Fairbairn, Hub Manager, PlaceMakers Mt Wellington - 2020 Trade Store of the Year: “The Hardware Awards set the high-water mark in our industry and are a way to see how you are performing against others in the market while celebrating the hard work our staff put into our industry every day. I would absolutely recommend entering.”

Bryan Young, National Sales Manager, New Zealand, Englefield/Kohler - 2020 Kitchen & Bathroom Supplier of the Year: “The Hardware Awards is a great evening where the merchant channel and the suppliers come together to recognise and celebrate excellence across the various categories.”

Tony Smith, Business Manager – Distribution, Sika (NZ) - 2020 Painting & Decorating Supplier of the Year: “I absolutely recommend entering the Hardware Awards. I don’t believe there is anything bad about striving for improvement and celebrating excellence.”


Nominations and entries for the 2021 Hardware Awards are now open: http://www.hardwarejournal.co.nz/awards/awards-2021/

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