Hardware Australia Awards 2022

by | Oct 17, 2022

Hardware Australia Awards 2022

The Hardware and Industry Legends Awards is the premier event for the independent hardware industry that recognises excellence and achievement. 

The awards provide an opportunity to recognise stores, suppliers and staff who go above and beyond for either their customers or the industry. 

Each state holds separate awards where members of the industry are nominated for different categories. In September the winners for Western Australia and New South Wales were announced, wrapping up the Hardware and Industry Legends Awards for 2022. The categories for the awards include Emerging Leader aimed at those who have recently taken on leadership roles within the hardware industry.

Employee of the Year recognises an employee who excels in their day-to-day duties and is loyal to the business.

Sales Representative of the Year recognises the hardworking supplier sales representatives who go above and beyond for their stores to help grow sales, support stores and train staff.

Store of the Year recognises stores that have effectively capitalised on market opportunities and found ways to pivot or adapt to changing circumstances.

Overall Supplier of the Year recognises the dedicated suppliers who work within the independent hardware industry and provide outstanding service and support through all levels of their business. Hardware Industry Legend recognises an individual who has shown continuous commitment and support to the hardware industry in their state, by helping to shape the independent industry in the past or present and has shown determination to secure its future. The 30-plus Year Recognition Award recognises those who have dedicated a lifetime to the hardware industry and thanks them for their service.

Western Australia

The Western Australia Hardware Industry Awards were held in East Perth this year on September 2. Congratulations to this year’s winners.

Employee of the Year – Debbie Foster – York Mitre 10

Sales Representative of the Year – Chris Cherry – Makita Australia

Store of the Year under 2,500 sqm – Dunsborough Mitre 10

Store of the Year over 2,500 sqm – Margaret River Mitre 10

Trade Store of the Year – Granex Trade Supplies

Garden Department of the Year – Tuckey’s Mitre 10

Overall Supplier of the Year – Dulux

Hardware Industry Legend – Paul Brown – Margaret River Mitre 10

30-plus Year Recognition Award

Michele Vincent – Independent Hardware Group Ron Fuller – Independent Hardware Group Frank Rechichi – Versatile Mitre 10

New South Wales 

The New South Wales Hardware Industry Awards was held in Pyrmont New South Wales this year on 16 September. Congratulations to the 2022 winners.

Emerging Leader – Ben White – Campbells Home Timber & Hardware

Employee of the Year – Barry Plater – Townsend Mitre 10

Sales Representative of the Year – Lachlan Brady – AMES Australasia

Store of the Year under 2,500 sqm – Yamba Mitre 10

Store of the Year over 2,500 sqm – Kincumber Mitre 10

Trade Store of the Year – Hardware & General (Brookvale)

Garden Department of the Year – Achesons Mitre 10 

Overall Supplier of the Year – ITI Australia

Hardware Industry Legend – Mike Sayers

30-plus Year Recognition Award 

Kevin King – Kings Mitre 10 Alan Thompson – Petries Mitre 10 Robert Johnson – Johnson Brothers Larry Roberts – Gubbins Pulbrook Mitre 10