Elders Katherine was awarded top honors for 2018 for their dedication to clients, achieving 5.15 per cent growth in earnings before interest and tax, demonstrating the Elders values in all operations and giving back to their local community.
Elders Katherine branch manager, Paul McCormick accepted the One Elders Branch of the Year Award on behalf of his team, during the annual awards held in Adelaide.
“Firstly, a huge thank you. I’m fortunate to support a great team, who do just get it and what we are trying to achieve as part of Elders. Our team have an amazing drive and a willingness to meet and exceed client needs.
“Our entire team has had a stellar year. Farm supplies in Katherine has been the highlight, livestock had another great year among challenging times and Real Estate was pivotal in our branch earnings.
“It was so pleasing to see our clients and our community in our corner cheering for us to win the 2018 Branch of the Year, we’re only as successful as our people and we couldn’t do it without the support of our loyal clients,” Paul said upon accepting the award.
Supporting the local community was a real focus for Elders Katherine. Culminating in raising a total of $146,000 for Dolly’s Dream through organising three events.
“We reckon we have the best sales support officer in the network with Caila Simpson – her efforts were instrumental towards our community fundraising, especially Dolly’s Dream.
Paul explained that whilst the Dreaming under the Stars event was massive and very rewarding, it was the auction of Pumpkin the Chestnut Pony that generated the most attention.
“With 15 registered phone bidders from around Australia and a large crowd in attendance the auction went live on Facebook, and at last count, there had been over 16,000 views. An enormous number of after-hours work was put in by all team members for these events and they are extremely proud of their achievements,” Paul said.
Elders Katherine places significant importance on safety and always leads the branch’s monthly meetings with safety as the lead topic.
Elders managing director and CEO, Mark Allison said he admires the contribution the branch made to their local community and their commitment to safety.
“At Elders, we believe nothing is so important that it cannot be done safely. Elders Katherine demonstrated their commitment to safety and being in a remote area, driving long distances and working with cattle that are often higher risk than most, has firmly planted safety in their minds and embedded it in their culture.”
“It is a significant achievement to be recognised as our branch of the year, I congratulate the entire Elders Katherine team.”
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