Fitzpatrick wins retail store award

KAT PICKFORD
Last updated 14:00 30/11/2012
Michael Fitzpatrick
Kat Pickford
Recognised: Blenheim Betta Electrical store owner Michael Fitzpatrick has been working in appliance retail sales for 24 years and is delighted to pick up a national title at the annual Wares Awards

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Winning Retail Store of the Year at the 2012 Wares Awards is a sure sign he is in the right industry, says Blenheim Betta Electrical store owner Michael Fitzpatrick.

Mr Fitzpatrick's store in Maxwell Rd, Blenheim, was one of 20 electrical appliance stores nation-wide judged in a three-part process by 80 independent industry suppliers and a mystery shopper.

Mr Fitzpatrick received the award recognising his outstanding showroom, extensive product range, and exceptional customer service at the awards dinner in Auckland last week.

"It's recognition from the industry and suppliers that I've been working with for 18 years.

"It shows I'm a good dealer, do things right, don't fly off the handle and keep things ticking over."

After cutting his teeth in the appliance retail sector as manager of what was then the PSIS appliance store, Mr Fitzpatrick bought the store in 1994, when the financial institution decided to concentrate on its core business.

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