Press Release – Service IQ
ServiceIQ is pleased to announce the three finalists for the Lower North Island, ServiceIQ Regional Retail Professional Award.
The winner for the Lower North will be chosen on 8 October in Wellington and will represent the region in the national awards in Auckland on 22 October.
The Lower North Island finalists are:
· Kalima Farris, The Pet Centre, Lower Hutt
· Beau Richardson, NZ Rockshop, Palmerston North
· Chandrasekhar Ammanamanchi, Noel Leeming, Porirua
Pet Centre Store Manager Lynnie Stringfellow says, “Kalima is smiley, friendly, product knowledgeable, helpful. Kalima also is in charge of our Puppy Pre School night classes and our secondary animal carer.”
Beau came to the Rockshop’s notice when he was still at school – “Beau was all about guitars, guitars and more guitars,” says NZ Rockshop Director Brett Wells. “When Beau came in for his weekly visit the manager asked him to apply for our position. He was a bit stunned: it is his dream job.”
Noel Leeming Assistant Manager Anderson Wrenn says Chandra is the top salesman in his region, “and potentially the top performing salesman nationwide. He excels in his role and far exceeds the required KPIs that we use to measure performance across the board.”
All ServiceIQ Retail Professional nominees have worked in retail for four years or less, and have completed or are studying towards a ServiceIQ National Certificate in Retail.
ServiceIQ Chief Executive Dean Minchington congratulates all six finalists and their employers. “Making it to a regional final is an endorsement of the efforts these keen young retailers have made, and acknowledges their employers’ investment in quality staff training. We’re excited to be launching these new awards and look forward to discovering New Zealand’s rising stars of retail.”