NEWSAGENTS TAKING OVER
“It is a big challenge but I feel as if we thrive on a challenge like this.”
Bryan said the Linnells will make the newsagency about three things — with a large focus on the community.
“We want to have a real focus on customer service, we want people to enjoy their experience when they come into the shop and we also want to expand our business. We are putting those three things together to hopefully make a successful business.”
While both Bryan and Wayne think the small time period between now and Labour Day weekend is slightly “ambitious” they both knew it was better to do it sooner rather than later.
Wayne said he has full confidence in the Linnell family and what they have planned for the future.
“I have no doubt when I say that in five years’ time I will look back and Bryan, Rhonda and Tim will have the newsagents going strong,” he said.
Bryan thanked Wayne and Karen for their help through the transition period to date.
“Wayne and Karen have made this process almost delightful, I say almost because there has been a lot of paperwork,” he said.
“Taking on this role definitely isn’t something we anticipated, we have only been in the business for four months but when this opportunity popped up it was just too good to refuse.
“We can’t wait to get started.”
From left, Tim, Bryan and Rhonda Linnell are taking the newsagency reins from Karen and Wayne McKay.