Pedders National Conference 2023: Award Winners & Hall Of Fame Inductees

Pedders celebrates success and better journeys at the 2023 Pedders National Conference

In May 2023, the Pedders Group came together to celebrate success, to learn, and to to inspire a better journey as people, leaders and as a wider business.

The Pedders National Conference held in Cairns this year was an outstanding success and a great experience for our franchisees, store staff, and head office employees. We commemorated all aspects that make being part of the Pedders community a matter of pride.

This years conference focus was on Better Journeys. Since our humble beginnings in 1950, we have been working tirelessly to transform how the business works and innovates to ensure that every person who gets behind the wheel has a safe and reliable journey, no matter where their destination may be. At Pedder’s, our focus is not only on the customer’s journey but also on the journey of our employees, franchisees, business partners, and loyal consumers.

Since the early 1980s, the Pedders National Conference has become an iconic event and has significantly contributed to the fostering of our family ethos over the years. This conference provides a prime platform for our team to express their enthusiasm for the automotive world, craft unforgettable moments with co-workers and friends, and cultivate enduring relationships.

A cornerstone of the National Conference is the prestigious Awards Dinner ceremony where the business celebrates the achievements its store network and team members. This year the dinner was at “The Tanks” in Cairns and was hosted by none other than television presenter and Motorsport Driver Grant Denyer

Ben Chapman, State Manager Victoria and Tasmania, Accepting the Top State Award

At Pedders we like to recognise and celebrate success, and the Awards Dinner is an important component of this. This year Pedders announced 24 awards and two Hall Of Fame inductees.

Daryn and Petrina Brims, Multi-Franchise Owners accepting the Roy Pedder Award

Darren Giudes, Multi Franchise Owner was inducted into the franchisee Hall of Fame. Darren has been with the business for over three decades and has made significant impact with his Trade, Stock and Business Process focus over his time at Pedders.

Adam Gillick, Senior Executive Brand & Marketing & Darren Giudes, Multi-Franchise Owner being inducted into the Pedders Hall Of Fame

Adam Gillick, Senior Executive Brand & Marketing, was the second inductee into the Hall Of Fame this year. Over the last 20 years, Adam has had a significant impact on the Pedders Group through consistent innovation and results in our marketing efforts. Adam has been an integral part of the Head Office team for many years and has helped amplify the brand into the digital world.

Bevan Phillips, Cannington Owner, Kelly Wharton, Cannington Store Manager, are awarded the trophy for Top Store

The Pedders awards cover many areas of the business such as Top Authorised Dealer, Top Retail, Top Store overall and more – the full list of awards and winners can be viewed below.

Pedders 2023 Conference Award Winners

Top Store – Cannington
Top Retail Sales – Joondalup
Top Labour Sales – Bendigo
Top Trade Sales – Dandenong
Top Sales – Cannington
Top Regional Store – Beresfield
Top Group B Store – Toowoomba
Top Group C Store – Campbellfield
Top Warehouse – Letcon Drive (VIC)
Bill Orders Top State – Victoria
Roy Pedder Award – Daryn and Petrina Brims
Hall of Fame Inductees – Adam Gillick & Darren Giudes
Brakes Sales Domestic – Bendigo
Brake Sales International – Malaysia
Top Authorised Dealer (under 20,000 population) – McKay Automotive
Top Authorised Dealer (under 50,000 population) – Orange Wheel Alignment
Top Authorised Dealer Growth – Dapco Bunbury and Duffy’s Automotive
Top Authorised Dealer – Shepparton Service Centre
Export Award – Poland

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