Stormriders and Saltwater Wine Win Big
The Australian surf industry celebrated its annual awards in fine style in the Gold Coast last Thursday June 11. Held at Twin Towns resort, the night attracted over 200 retailers and brand representatives from all over Australia, on hand to acknowledge the high achievers of the Australian surf industry.
Both retailers and brands were recognised with 34 awards presented throughout the night, across a number of retail, product and marketing categories.
On the night Saltwater Wine & Stormriders took out the inaugural Australian Retailer of the Year award, New South Wales Retailer of the Year for the fourth consecutive year and was runner up for the Shop Fitout of the Year.
In winning the Australian Retailer of the Year award Saltwater Wine & Stormriders had to be a finalist in the NSW Retailer of the Year category and we came out on top of a field of the country’s top surf retailers while the new fitout at the Stormriders Port Central Port Macquarie store was judged runner up.
Business owner Anthony Wilson was on hand to receive the awards; “What a fantastic honour to be recognized by our industry brands. We work really hard at what we do and this is great recognition for our talented and amazing team.”
Wilson dedicated the Australian Retailer of the Year award to his wife and family in recognition for their support. The award is new for this year; to qualify entrants had to be a finalist of the various state awards. “To win the inaugural Australian Retailer of the Year is very special” said Wilson