Big Jim’s Garden Centre owner Vince Naus and his wife Ann say the win recognises the efforts his team put in.

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Large Jim’s Garden Centre proprietor Vince Naus and his spouse Ann say the acquire recognises the efforts his workforce place in.

Major Jim’s Backyard garden Centre has been named Taranaki’s major store.

The North Taranaki backyard centre was introduced as the supreme winner of the Witt Prime Store Awards at the sold-out gala evening on Saturday night.

It was a massive surprise, Vince Naus, who co-owns Major Jim’s with his wife Ann Walker-Naus, stated.

“To get the supreme award, that was great. It’s great to have, especially for our staff members. It demonstrates us that our course of action and what had been carrying out is going the proper way. Staff members is the key, they are supplying a very good provider to our prospects.’’

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The awards, which recognise customer support excellence, are organised by the Taranaki Chamber of Commerce.

Significant Jim’s won the Way of life and Leisure Category Award, the North Taranaki Regional Award together with the supreme award.

Just one of the criteria for workers to be employed at Huge Jim’s is they have to be “keen gardeners, eager on plants”, Naus explained.

“It’s their passion that shines out when you are dealing with folks. Their passion and information.’’

The couple acquired Big Jim’s 22 yrs back, Naus mentioned.

“We’ve produced enormous improvements. It is nothing at all like when we to start with acquired into the enterprise. We’ve grown the business and it’s develop into an iconic business enterprise. Nearby people today feel to know Big Jim’s and what is it about.’’

And they have a subsequent from out-of-town gardeners who arrive to the yard competition each yr, he mentioned.

The couple have owned the business for 22 years.

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The couple have owned the enterprise for 22 yrs.

“We delight ourselves on our service, have a superior range of crops and our plant information. We get issues you do not ordinarily see at a Yard Centre for the box retailers. You have acquired to be change.’’

The Central Taranaki Regional Award was won by previous year’s Supreme winner, Stratford ITM which also gained the Massive Format Class Award and was hugely recommended in the Accessibility Award. Winner of the South Taranaki Regional Award was The Burnt Location Bar & Kitchen in Hāwera which also won the Accessibility Award and was hugely counseled in the Food items & Beverage Classification.

The eight category winners:

Big Structure Retailer – winner: Stratford ITM remarkably counseled: Mason Appliances New Plymouth.

Style, Footwear & Extras – winner: Hi there You very commended: Footloose.

Foods & Beverage – winner Chaos Cafe hugely commended: The Burnt Area highly recommended: Wild Pear Kitchen.

Specialty Store – winner Lovells Flowers 4 You hugely commended: Peta M Homeware & Items hugely recommended: Studio 18.

Automotive – winner: All Factors Automotive hugely recommended: Central Taranaki Automotive.

Way of living & Leisure – winner: Big Jim’s Backyard Centre highly commended: Poppies.

Wellness & Splendor – winner: Vogeltown Pharmacy highly commended: Jichelle Overall health & Beauty, Skin on Forty-Five.

Accessibility – winner: The Burnt Area very counseled: Mitre 10 MEGA hugely commended: Stratford ITM.



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