Abbin Peter from Z Energy in Christchurch has won the coveted ServiceIQ Up & Coming Retailer Award at the country’s 2017 Top Shop Awards held in Auckland last night.
Abbin is 28 years-old and works at the Carlton Corner Z Energy site owned by popular Christchurch business Hattrick Services Ltd.
He has been fuelling his career over the years by upskilling on the job, and so far the ambitious professional has gained three nationally recognised ServiceIQ retail qualifications.
It was his excellent sales and service know-how combined with a clear commitment to ongoing development, that impressed and finally persuaded the award judges to make him the ultimate award winner.
Standing right beside him on stage was award runner-up Amber Ledingham, who also happens to be Abbin’s colleague on the forecourt at Hattrick Services.
Amber has trained her way up the retail ranks and today, at only 25 years-old, enjoys a high-octane career as Course and Training Manager for 148 staff at Hattrick’s fourteen Z Energy sites around Christchurch.
ServiceIQ Chief Executive Dean Minchington congratulates both Abbin and Amber on their great personal achievement, and their determination and drive to provide excellent customer experiences.
He also highly commends Hattrick Services and Z Energy “for its well-documented commitment to giving so many talented people from all walks of life the vital opportunity to upskill and develop rewarding careers in the workplace.”
From left: Anton Hutton, co-owner of Hattrick Services Ltd, runner-up Amber Ledingham and ServiceIQ Up & Coming Retailer Award winner Abbin Peter, both from Hattrick Services Z Energy Christchurch, and Hamish Wright co-owner of Hattrick Services Ltd
As the industry’s official training organisation, ServiceIQ sets the qualification standards and creates the on-job training programmes that are used by many of New Zealand’s top retail brands to give employees the expertise they need to succeed.