In­vest­ment keeps pay­ing off

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

WITH a full year of busi­ness un­der their belts, Gayndah Norco store man­agers Brett and Sharon Jor­dan have had enough ex­pe­ri­ence to gauge how suc­cess­ful their in­vest­ment is.

Mr Jor­dan has an ex­ten­sive back­ground in ru­ral based in­dus­tries, and turn­ing to the sup­ply side seemed a nat­u­ral fit for him.

“It was worth the in­vest­ment, it has been very good. We have al­ways been here and I have a strong ru­ral back­ground, I’ve been a rep be­fore and I have my own farm,” Mr Jor­dan said.

“I’ve been in the in­dus­try my whole life, I can iden­tify with the reps and farm­ers.”

Norco pre­sented an op­por­tu­nity to Mr and Mrs Jor­dan to keep do­ing what they spe­cialised in but in a much more timely man­ner.

“It is some­thing where you get to be home with your fam­ily a lot more,” Mr Jor­dan said.

“It has worked out well for us.”

One of the first things Mr and Mrs Jor­dan wanted to tackle when they opened the new Gayndah Norco was to in­tro­duce more va­ri­ety to their stock.

A gar­den nurs­ery seemed the per­fect choice.

“It has added a lot of fea­tures to the busi­ness and brings a lot of dif­fer­ent peo­ple into the busi­ness,” Mr Jor­dan said.

“So we have be­come more than just ru­ral sup­plies, we ba­si­cally sell ev­ery­thing for the gar­den too so it has ex­ceeded our ex­pec­ta­tions.”

To cel­e­brate their one year an­niver­sary Mr and Mrs Jor­dan held an open day invit­ing a num­ber of reps.

Mr Jor­dan was thrilled with the re­sult.

“It ex­ceeded ev­ery­thing we have ex­pected,” Mr Jor­dan said.

“They day has been re­ally good and suc­cess­ful. A lot of peo­ple turned up from other ar­eas and should con­tinue very well next year.

“This has been a very good year.”

PHOTO: ADAM MCCLEERY

GREEN­ERY: The new plant nurs­ery proved a hitwith the crowd.

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