Local Businesses are Celebrated at Annual Industry Awards
126 delegates from 67 stores around Australia gathered together at Sydney Olympic Park, Homebush for the annual Luxaflex Window Fashions Alliance Conference on 13 and 14 August 2019. Celebrating 65 years of the Luxaflex brand in Australia, the conference focused on a “Best Practice” theme, designed and organised to help build and strengthen the dealer’s businesses for the year ahead.
With a new conference format and theme this year, the compact two-day event covered essential business learning practices. Dealers from across the country were introduced to the new fabrics, hardware and product innovations unveiled by the Luxaflex Window Fashions team, ahead of the upcoming season.
Keynote speaker Marty Wilson, a TED Speaker on behaviour change and resilience, best-selling author and former Australian Comic of the year, combined powerful messages with humour, transferring the theme of “Best Practice” into a message aimed to motivate and empower.
Celebrating talent within the Luxaflex Window Fashions portfolio, the conference held two award ceremonies. The Luxaflex Showcase Gala Dinner held on 11 August saw Suttle Shades take home the Luxaflex National Showcase Dealer of the Year Award, whilst the Luxaflex Gallery Gala Dinner, hosted by the Three Birds Renovations on 14 August, celebrated 15 years of the Gallery Program and saw HFT Interiors be awarded Luxaflex National Gallery of the Year.
Luxaflex National Gallery of the Year Award Winner
Owners of HFT Interiors, Ian and Terry-Jane Townsend were thrilled to be announced as the Luxaflex National Gallery Dealer of the Year. Competing against 80 Luxaflex Gallery Dealers nationwide, HFT Interiors outshone the competition, wowing the judges in all elements of the award.
Since joining the Luxaflex Gallery Alliance Program, HFT interiors has regularly won awards across various categories at the annual Luxaflex Gallery Alliance Conference and Gala Dinner. In addition to winning the major Gallery of the Year Award, HFT Interiors also took home the Star Performer of the Year Award at this year’s event.
The Luxaflex National Gallery of the Year award is judged on a selection of criteria that reflects the five pillars of the Gallery
Marketing Program including, total sales, sales growth, marketing initiative, showroom presentation and customer feedback.
Operating across Southern Tasmania where they completed work in the greater Hobart area and beyond, HFT Interiors are committed to service across all areas of the Huon and Kingborough municipalities, extending to Mount Nelson, Taroona and Tolmans Hill. Visit the award-winning showroom in Tasmania or visit hftinteriors.luxaflex.com.au.
Luxaflex National Showcase Dealer of the Year Award Winner
Not yet willing to let go of its winning streak, Suttle Shades (Tony and Rose Suttle) took home the prize of Luxaflex National Showcase Dealer of the Year for the seventh time at this year’s Alliance Conference and Gala Dinner. Suttle Shades continues to set a national record as the longest-running award winner in this category.
Whilst their relationship with the Luxaflex Window Fashions Brand started in 1997, and having established Suttle Shades in the northern suburbs of Wollongong, Tony and Rose Suttle have over 50 years combined industry experience with plenty more to come. Both Tony and Rose work in the Towradgi Showroom and pride themselves on their excellent customer service, ability to work through clients’ needs and after-market support.
The award is judged on a selection of criteria that reflects the five pillars of the Luxaflex Showcase Marketing Program including, total sales, sales growth, marketing initiative, showroom presentation and customer feedback.