The National Retail Association (NRA) hosted its annual National Retail Awards dinner on 26th October 2023, a night dedicated to recognising and celebrating the outstanding contributions and achievements of retailers across Australia.
The National Retail Awards night was nothing short of grand, bringing together some of the most remarkable figures in the retail industry. Sleepy’s was well-represented, with three outstanding finalists, each competing in their respective categories. Anthea, who was a finalist for HR Professional of the Year, Ashley, contending for the Store Manager of the Year and Sleepy’s Hobart shortlisted for Franchise Retailer of the Year, added an extra layer of pride to the event for our Sleepy’s network.
These national award finalists are a testament to Sleepy’s unwavering commitment to excellence, not just in products and services but in every aspect of our operations. We take pride in nurturing talent within our organization, and the recognition of Anthea as a finalist for HR Professional of the Year and Ashley as a finalist for Store Manager of the Year is proof of our commitment to our employees’ growth and development.
It is with immense excitement that we announce Sleepy’s Hobart were acknowledged as winners of the Franchise Retailer of the Year award, earning well-deserved recognition on a national stage. This blog post is dedicated to celebrating this remarkable achievement.
Franchise Retailer of the Year: HOBART
The National Retail Awards 2023 was an incredible event that showcased the best in the retail industry, and Sleepy’s was not only present but shone brightly among the stars. The highlight of the evening came when Sleepy’s Hobart was announced as the winner of the prestigious Franchise Retailer of the Year award.
The greatest strength of Sleepy’s Hobart is its ability to stay focused on the simplicity of business and avoid distraction. They have never strayed from focusing on their people and the customer.
This award is a testament to Sandra and Wayne’s dedication to working in the business 5 days per week and, working on the business 7 days per week which has grown and developed a high performing, long-standing team. Wayne and Sandra lead their team by example with their own values and customer centric approach. Maintaining an inclusive team environment is also very important to the culture of this business. Sleepy’s Hobart are and always have been the Franchise setting the company benchmark for what is possible in the Sleepy’s store network and to have this acknowledged on a national stage with the National Retail Awards, is a very proud and honoured moment.
We take immense pride in the recognition of Sleepy’s Hobart and look forward to more years of continued excellence and growth. Congratulations to Wayne and Sandra, and to all the finalists, Anthea and Ashley, who have made Sleepy’s proud. We are excited to see what the future holds for Sleepy’s as we continue to raise the bar in the retail industry.