HANSW Joins NRA
After considerable deliberation, the HANSW Executive Committee decided that it would be in the best interests of the hardware sector in NSW if HANSW established itself as a separately incorporated association and reviewed its service provider arrangements. The establishment of HANSW as its own entity means that the association will have control over its own membership subscriptions and other forms of income, and will have the autonomy to decide how funds are to be allocated and how products and services are to be delivered. April also marked the affiliation between the HANSW and the National Retail Association (NRA), the largest and most representative employer organisation in the retail and service sector. NRA also services the Hardware Association of Queensland (HAQ) and the Hardware Association of Victoria (HAV).
The President of HANSW, Michael LoRicco, says that the affiliation between HANSW and the NRA will strengthen the hardware sector in NSW and nationally. “Our decision to choose the same provider makes good sense, and will facilitate a better profiling of the hardware sector at the national level and generate a more cohesive advocacy and lobbying effort.”