Irrigear® – Award-winning leadership

Recognition of Excellence.

Irrigear continually seeks to 'raise the bar' on professional standards and practices, by continual programs of training, information exchange, networking and review processes which recognise excellence.

Yearly, we celebrate the achievements of our 'Irrigear Family' through two major awards – 'Member of the Year' and 'Supplier of the Year'. The winners are selected based on results of an annual appraisal process, that scores members and platinum suppliers on a range of criteria. This year’s award was announced in August 2018, at the Irrigear National Conference Festive Awards Celebration in Queenstown, New Zealand amongst Irrigear member stores and platinum suppliers.

2018 Member of the Year

Irrigear Lowood – Dedication & Professional Teamwork

A huge congratulations to our Member of the Year winner, Irrigear Lowood. A well-deserved win, highlighting all the hard work and dedication the team have put into their business this year.

Irrigear Lowood have extensive knowledge in irrigation, pumping, pool and garden care and offer expert advice to their customers. Irrigear Lowood is a family-owned business and has been operating in the community for more than 20 years.

The Irrigear Lowood Team said “As a family owned business in a small country town, we face a lot of challenges; but being part of the Irrigear network and brand allows us to focus on our business, whilst having access to a range of business tools which benefit us greatly.

To be awarded the 2018 Member of the Year accolade is a great accomplishment for our entire team. Because we compete with over 65 independently owned stores across Australia, this is a huge compliment and achievement for us all!”

We have a professional, hardworking and motivated team who respect the Irrigear brand and represent what it means to be an ‘Irrigearian’. Without our amazing staff we wouldn’t be able to provide our local area with the level of knowledge and expertise that we can, and we are so proud of the achievement that we have been awarded.”

Irrigear General Manager, Simon Treptow, praises the team at Irrigear Lowood and said, “Winning Irrigear’s Member of the Year award is based primarily on industry feedback, so, to be a finalist, let alone a winner, is to be at the very top of the scale in terms of service and professionalism. The team at Irrigear Lowood rate consistently well and it’s great to see that effort recognised with the top award”

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2018 Supplier of the Year

Philmac Australia – Strong Relationships & Ongoing Support

Congratulations to Philmac, who are this year's Supplier Of The Year. Philmac have proven over the years that they know the importance of building a strong relationship between supplier and store.

Philmac proudly supply a wide range of irrigation and water management products through Irrigear stores across Australia. Philmac has been designing and manufacturing in Adelaide, Australia since 1929 and this continues today. They undertake extensive laboratory and field testing to ensure all their products last for generations.

On accepting the award, Sean Callaghan, General Manager of Sales at Philmac said “Philmac is very pleased to receive the Supplier of the Year award. The award resonates right throughout our whole business. All the Philmac teams, manufacturing, marketing, distribution, finance, sales and customer service work hard to provide the best service, quality and value possible for Irrigear. They greatly appreciate the recognition of their work through receiving the supplier of the year award. Clinton, Geoff and I really enjoyed the conference, well done to the Irrigear HO team on the quality of the event.”

Presenting the award Irrigear General Manager Simon Treptow said “The Supplier of the Year Award really cements the partnership all Irrigear stores have with the best suppliers in the industry. No store could give customers the best solutions without teaming the best advice with leading products. And that’s what the Supplier of the Year is all about: rewarding the special partnership every supplier has with Irrigear. It’s something that’s obvious to our customers and we’re happy to recognise it formally with the Supplier of the Year award.”

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