AUSTRALIAN HARDWARE JOURNAL

THE POWER OF NUMBERS HBT is trusted and supported by 750+ independent stores across Australia We have impressive buying power and rebates exclusive to members Join the community to truly find your independence How did you get involved with this business? I’m the truckie that liked it so much I ended up buying it. A local chippy started it in 1994 and I got a job here in 2000 before buying it in 2007. What sort of business is this? Our customers are probably about 80% trade and we deliver up to a hundred kilometres from the town. You joined HBT in May 2011 – why? We could see the advantages for some of our pricing and rebates, plus with all the changes in our industry, we wanted to be part of something which supports the future for independents. So what would you say to a store looking at HBT membership? It’s a no brainer. My only regret is that I didn’t join five years earlier when the HBT guys first called on us. Shane Austin, Owner BUILDING SUPPLIES SOUTH WEST Dunsborough WA Shane harnessed the power of our numbers and found true Independence. For more information and membership applications call 1300 305 719 hbt.net.au Powering True Independents

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