Nutcase 2015 Dealer of the Year Awards
We've had quite a year and a few firsts have occurred with this year's Dealer Awards. We have a joint national winner and the competition was tough! As you may know, Eureka Brands began the Nutcase Dealer Awards program in 2014 and 2015 is the second year where we get to announce 5 winners.
So, let's get to it....the Winners are...
NATIONAL DEALER OF THE YEAR
Joint Winners: King Street Cyclery and Bakerlite
Read on below to find out more about this year's winners!
Congratulations to King Street Cyclery from Sydney and Bakerlite from Melbourne for being the all-round joint National winner/s this year! And to all of our State winners. After the final tally on sales was done, these two fine retailers tied for the prize.
Both stores have won our National award with the highest sales orders for Nutcase across Australia during the full 12 months. Their order totals have steadily increased over time, and they are well organised by often planning ahead.
2015 Dealer of the Year - King Street Cyclery
King Street Cyclery Great Wall of Nutcase, and nutty guy!
King Street Cyclery is located on Newtown's famous King Street in Sydney and recently opened a second store in Marrickville. Operating in Newtown since 1979, the King Street gang are surely one of the longest running Sydney stores alongside Woolys Wheelsour 2014 NSW Winner, and Clarence Street Cyclery.
Even though King Street itself features quite a number of other bicycle, skate and/or toy stores - no one comes close to the King Street Cyclery team in this competitive area. Perhaps even more remarkably, King Street only became a Nutcase Dealer in August 2014, some 16 months ago. We think the key to their success is in providing a great selection of styles and sizes, regular restocks and dedicating an area of the store just for Nutcase. The team are always organised, courteous and easy to deal with and we're sure that shines through with their customers.
2015 Dealer of the Year - Bakerlite
Bakerlite is located in South Melbourne, and winning this year's Award makes it 2 in a row for the team - a great achievement!
They've continued focussing on a tight mix of just 6 core brands, including Nutcase. Their store is visually eye popping and perfect in the busy South Melbourne Market as one of the permanent stores.
Congratulations to Bakerlite on winning the National Award, twice in a row!
NSW & VIC Dealer of the Year - King Street Cycles and Bakerlite
In addition, King Street Cyclery have won the NSW Dealer of the Year Award and Bakerlitehave won the VIC Dealer of the Year Award.
It is unusual for a national winner to also take out the State awards but both stores consistently came to the top of the tables this time.
In saying that, they had strong competition from excellent retailers. We'd like to make a Special Commendation in particular for Velo Cycles in VIC and Woolys Wheels in NSW. Both were our 2014 State Winners and did very well this year again.
Congratulations to everyone at Bakerlite and King Street Cyclery!
QLD Dealer of the Year - Entropy Toys
Congratulations to our 2015 QLD Dealer of the Year - Entropy Toys!
Entropy is one of two toy and children's retailers in the Winners circle this year and they are also one of our earliest Dealers, having started selling Nutcase in 2010, they're also one of our longest running customers.
Founded by Dr Deborah Latouf, a specialist in motor development, the store also proves that being in a smaller city or regional area is no barrier to success in Australia
TAS Dealer of the Year - Teros Ecobikes
This is the first time we have honoured a Tasmanian Dealer and we are thrilled to have Teros Eco Bikes rise to the challenge as a relatively new dealer that started as a Nutcase Dealer in 2014. This year's award came to a very close choice between SA and TAS for this State Award but Teros shined through.
This is a stunning achievement partly because Teros is located geographically separate to most Dealers, located in Hobart, and is in a State with a population of just over 500,000 residents. Congratulations to Ahmed and all the team at Teros!
W.A Dealer of the Year - Uber & Klein
Last but not least, congratulations to Uber+Klein for winning W.A Dealer of the Year for the second year in a row!
Located in Perth's suburbs, Uber+Klein specialises in style, design, toys and curios for kids both big and small. After years of establishing and growing Ball and Skittle,
Clara Jane and her team have gone onto to create a new concept at Uber+Klein. They consistently offer and sell all styles and sizes of Little Nutty and Street, despite not actually being a bike store.
We want to thank all stores, big and small, new or old - we hope you'll be inspired by the success of this years winning retailers. The only way is up and it could be you in 2016!