Supporting the community an important part of business
HANNY Spence knows all about local business and its many benefits to individual shoppers and the community.
As a family business, LEW (Leichhardt Electrical Wholesalers) opened its first store in Sydney in 1987.
Then in 1995, LEW purchased an existing lighting shop in Airlie Beach, growing the business from a small showroom to what it is today.
July 1 will mark 20 years of business – still family owned and run.
LEW is open six days, five and a half days a week and supplies both the trades and general public. It stocks a large range of items, from TV antenna and accessories, stove elements and smoke detectors to commercial and domestic lighting, table lamps and shades, pendants, ceiling and exhaust fans.
On the trade side of things, LEW stocks cable and cable accessories, conduit, power points and switches, and tools.
It also has access to marine lighting and stocks a wide range of LED lighting.
As a small business in a small town, Ms Spence understands the importance of supporting the local community.
Not only is she the owner and an employee of LEW but is also a tea lady, purchasing officer, sales representative, accounts advisor, cleaner and overall Jack (or perhaps Jill) of all trades.
DOES IT ALL: LEW owner Hanny Spence does everything from sales and accounts to cleaning.