Australia's top office products dealers have been recognised at the 2015 Brother/Stationery News Reseller of the Year Awards, which were announced in Sydney on 18 September.
The winner of the metropolitan category was Melbourne-based BBM Office National, owned by Megan Farrington and David Porter.
The runner-up in the metropolitan catergory was Adelaide-based AllBIZ Supplies Office Choice, owned by Di and Craig Bellamy.
The regional category winner was Lismore-based Dolphin Office Choice, owned by the Camidge family while the regional runner-up was Alice Springs-based Our Town & Country Office National, owned by Matt and Sinead Strawbridge.
Inaugural Hall of Fame award
This year's presentation, which marked the 15th anniversary of the awards, saw the introduction of the Stationery News Hall of Fame, an initiative that recognises a select group of resellers that have not only been consistent finalists and winners of the Reseller Awards but have also made a valued contribution to the office products industry over many years.
The inaugural inductees are ASA members Adelaide Direct Stationers and Stationery Wholesalers and Surry Office National.
These three companies that featured prominently in the very first Reseller Awards in 2001 and have been among finalists in almost every year since:
Brother Technology Excellence Award
The Brother Technology Excellence Award, presented to the finalist that demonstrates an outstanding commitment to the sales and service of Brother International's extensive range of business machines and multi-function devices, was presented to Phil Hughes Office Supplies Office Choice, based in Launceston.
See the August and September issues of Stationery News for profiles of this year's finalists.