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Office Brands 2020 member and supplier awards

16 December 2020

Justin Urwin (pictured) honoured with Hall of Fame Award.

With COVID-19 putting a hold on live conferences and award ceremonies, Office Brands went online to recognise its top members and suppliers and several individuals of distinction.
 
Long-standing Adelaide dealer The Paper Bahn Office National was named Office Brands’ national member of the year for 2020.
 
This year’s Office Brands Hall of Fame award winner was Justin Urwin, owner Absolute MBA Office National in Melbourne.
 
In announcing the awards, Cameron Orth, Office Brands’ senior business development manager, said: “Well, what year - its like nothing else that I can remember that's for sure. We have all endured such a tough time both on a personal and business front and I would like to think that we are now through the worst of it.
 
“It’s now time to celebrate and recognise both our Member and Suppliers for the efforts in 2020.
 
“Unfortunately, due to COVID we haven't been able to have everyone together at EXPO so we will be celebrating this 'virtually' and then when we are altogether in 2021 when we have our EXPO, we can celebrate then.
 
“It was great to hear how pleased so many of the winners and runner-ups were on the phone when I contacted them to advise of the news - it shows how much these awards mean to each and everyone one of you and your team.
 
“If I don't have an opportunity to speak with you before next week, may you all have a fantastic and well-deserved Christmas break and I look forward to seeing you all in 2021 for a fantastic year.”
 
 
Below is the full list of awards for 2020:
 
GENERAL OFFICE SUPPLIES CATEGORY AWARD
 
Winner: GNS Wholesale Stationers
Runner-up: ACCO Brands
 
FACILITIES CATEGORY AWARD
 
Winner: John S. Hayes
Runner-up: ACCO Brands
 
FURNITURE CATEGORY AWARD
 
Winner: FurnX
Runner-up: YS Design 
 
PACKAGING & WAREHOUSE CATEGORY AWARD
 
Winner: ACCO Brands
Runner-up: Stylus Tapes International
 
TECHNOLOGY, CONSUMABLES & BUSINESS MACHINES CATEGORY AWARD
 
Winner: Dynamic Supplies
Runner-up: Leader Consumables
 
ORDER FULFILLMENT & DELIVERY AWARD
 
Winner: Dynamic Supplies
Runner-up: GNS Wholesale Stationers
 
CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD
 
Winner: Dynamic Supplies
Runner-up: FurnX
 
SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR AWARD
 
Winner: Dynamic Supplies
 
Member Awards:
 
STATE MEMBER OF THE YEAR AWARD - NSW/ACT
 
Winner: C2C Office National
Runner-up: Office National Sydney Stationery
 
STATE MEMBER OF THE YEAR AWARD QLD 
 
Joint winners: Office National Yatala and Pencraft Office National
 
STATE MEMBER OF THE YEAR AWARD - SA/NT
 
Winner: The Paper Bahn Office National
Runner-up: Our Town and Country Office National (Adelaide)
 
STATE MEMBER OF THE YEAR AWARD - VIC/TAS
 
Winner: Absolute MBA Office National
Runner-up: Ross Office Supplies Office Products Depot
 
STATE MEMBER OF THE YEAR AWARD - WA
 
Winner: Paper Plus Office National
Runner-up: Office National Balcatta
 
SUPPLIERS MEMBER OF THE YEAR AWARD
 
Winner: Our Town & Country Office National (Alice Springs)
Joint runners-up: Tobin Office National (Warrnambool) and Tosco Office National (Cairns)
 
O-NET MEMBER OF THE YEAR AWARD
 
Winner: Olympia Office Products
Runner-up: Office Product Solutions 
 
NATIONAL MEMBER OF THE YEAR AWARD
 
Winner: The Paper Bahn Office National (Adelaide)
 
CIO TECHNOLOGY LEADERSHIP AWARD
 
Winner: Allison Sexton (Ross Office Supplies)
 
TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT STAND-OUT AWARD
 
David Tedesco (Angletons Office National),
Ralph Livings (Balcatta Office National),
Paul Thomas-Clark (Coffs Coast Office National)
 
MERCHANDISE GROUP SUPPORT AWARD
 
Winner: Staedtler
Runner-up: Comsol
 
ABOVE & BEYOND INDIVIDUAL CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD
 
David Wilson (Ross Office Supplies)
 
ABOVE & BEYOND TEAM CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD
 
Office National Canning Vale
 
WOMAN OF INFLUENCE AWARD
 
Allison Sexton (Ross Office Supplies)
 
OFFICE BRANDS HALL OF FAME AWARD
 
Justin Urwin (Absolute MBA Office National
 
OFFICE BRANDS ANNIVERSARIES
 
10-YEAR MEMBERSHIP
 
Dynamic Stationery Plus
Office National Yatala
Office Play
 
15-YEAR MEMBERSHIP
 
Protech Office Products Depot
Office Essential Office National
Coleman's Office National
All Business Office Products Depot
Office Business Office Products Depot
Ross Office Supplies Office Products Depot - Croydon
Herriman's Office Products Depot