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HAVT Industry Awards 2015

by | Mar 29, 2015 | News

It was a privilege to be a sponsor of the HAVT Industry Awards for 2015. Many hardworking timber and hardware stores across Victoria and Tasmania were recognised for excellence and achievement by their peers in the industry.


Our congratulations go to all nominees and winners of awards across a wide range of categories, including suppliers, stores and individuals.

The HAVT Industry Awards are designed to acknowledge and celebrate those within the industry who are rising to the ongoing challenges facing the industry today.

Here’s some special recognition for some of our customers and their staff who were awarded on the night.

2015 Medium Store of the Year — Murphy’s Mitre 10, Monbulk

— Gary Jenkins, General Manager Murphy’s Mitre 10 (centre), with Andrew Coffey, ITW Proline (left) and Adem Somyurek MLC, Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Victoria (right).

2015 Large Store of the Year — Diamond Valley Mitre 10 in Diamond Creek

— Tony Kenshole, Garden Manager Diamond Valley Mitre 10 (centre), with Jay Mills, Positec (left) and Adem Somyurek MLC, Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Victoria (right).

The Rising Star Award 2015 — Jesse Grogram of Crameri’s Home Timber & Hardware, Maryborough

— The HAVT nominated Rising Stars, from left to right, Robert Brewster – Permewans Home Timber & Hardware Hamilton, Shannen McMullan – Muddy’s Home Timber & Hardware Bannockburn, Ben Morris – WB Hunter Home Timber & Hardware, Kelly Keady – Mitre 10 Rochester, Shaun Weber – Emerald Co-Op Mitre 10, Jesse Grogan – Crameri’s Home Timber & Hardware Maryborough (winner!). Also nominated but not pictured – Tom Vibert of Vibert’s Mitre 10 in Tatura, and Simon Quarrell from Limo’s Home Timber & Rural Supplies in Nathalia.

A big congratulations from us to Shaun from Emerald, Tom from Vibert’s, and Simon from Limo’s for their nominations, and to Jesse from Crameri’s for his outstanding achievement.


The Hardware Association of Victoria & Tasmania

The HAVT represents timber & hardware retailers, buying groups and suppliers across Victoria and Tasmania, and is dedicated to promoting the interests of the sector and delivering key services to members. HAVT members have access to industry specific advice and assistance in areas such as employment and consumer law, tenancy and leasing, wage rates and employment advice, and much more.


For more information, visit the HAVT’s website, now via Hardware Australia:

There are Timber & Hardware Associations for every state across Australia. For more information on the HAQ, the HANSW, the HASA and the HAWA, visit the national Hardware Federation of Australia (now Hardware Australia) website for details:

SYM-PAC are proud supporters of the HFA and the work they do for the timber and hardware industry.