Notable win for Tawa store
Take Note Tawa was named store of the year at the Paper Plus Group Awards recently.
The announcement was made at a gala dinner in Taupo, where more than 400 store owners, suppliers and publishers celebrated the store’s success, as well as the achievements of the Paper Plus Group franchise.
In addition to receiving the Store of the Year award, the books and stationery store also took out the Excellence in Customer Loyalty award.
Take Note Tawa owners Steve and Karen Pettigrew were thrilled to receive the awards.
‘‘We are still buzzing from the fantastic news,’’ Steve Pettigrew said.
‘‘ This achievement can be attributed to our energetic and devoted team, who have worked tirelessly this year.
‘‘ We also acknowledge that we couldn’t have achieved this level of national recognition without the constant support of the Tawa community and our loyal customers.’’
Paper Plus Group marketing manager Lyle Hastings said the store was a great example of what Take Note stood for.
‘‘Winning this award in the face of such tough competition is enormously impressive and needs to be celebrated,’’ Hastings said.