Porters Mitre 10 Mackay awarded Hardware Store of the Year
Hardware Australia hosted the 2018 Queensland Hardware Industry Awards in Brisbane on Saturday night, 21st July and Porters Mitre 10 Mackay City were awarded Hardware Store of the Year and Garden Centre of the Year.
Nominated for two awards in two categories, Porters Mitre 10 Retail Manager Anthony Pace was thrilled to be announced winners in both.
“To be crowned Hardware store of the year over 2500m2 and Garden Centre of the year after our recent Mitre 10 Sapphire transformation is humbling.”
“We pride ourselves on our customer service and after the transformation we now provide a shopping destination for Mackay for everything hardware and DIY home living.”
The Hardware Australia awards ceremony is the premier event for the hardware industry, recognising excellence and achievement across the state.
Stores are nominated from all over Queensland with judging based on business performance, strategy, training, innovation, customer service, marketing and community engagement.
Scott Wiseman, Executive Officer Hardware Australia was proud to see Porters as a regional store win the award.
“Porters have demonstrated that their business and stores are at the cutting edge and leading the future of the industry.” Mr Wiseman said.
“Mackay locals should be proud to have Queensland’s Best Hardware Store as their local independent store,” he said.
Gavan Porter, Managing Director at Porters said the win was a true testament to the efforts of the Porter family, the executives and the wider team and credits the company’s ability to completely reset and refocus over recent years.
“We have worked hard to achieve a first-class shopping destination including our popular Charlies Café, Inspirations Paint store, garden centre, Principal Kitchens showroom and a dedicated Weber Specialist BBQ Centre.”
“Porters Mitre 10 Mackay City is a one-stop destination for all of your DIY home projects.” he said.
Charles Porter & Sons have been supporting the Mackay & Whitsunday region with building supplies and hardware products since 1883.