01 September 2015
Nelson Locals Passion for Coffee Wins National Awards
A Nelson cafe has scooped two national awards.
Rodney and Sonya Holdaway, owners of the Robert Harris Café, Nelson were singled out amongst the 41 New Zealand cafes in
the Robert Harris Café network to receive the ‘SALES GROWTH’ Award. This award recognises their ability to grow their
business. They also took home the ‘COFFEE PASSION’ Award.
The Holdaway’s received their awards at the annual 2015 Robert Harris Cafe Franchise Awards, held in Auckland on Tuesday
The awards also recognised the Robert Harris Café network suppliers, with Bon Accord taking home the top award.
David Thackery, Robert Harris Cafes, Franchise Manager, says; “Congratulations to Rodney and Sonja. Given their obvious
passion for our industry it comes as no surprise that they also exceeded their sales growth expectations. Yet another
example of the rewards of outstanding customer service.”
Rodney and Sonya Holdaway, owners, Robert Harris Café, Nelson, say; “We are absolutely thrilled. To win two national
awards is a real nod to the high standards and loyalty of our Nelson customers and of course, to our hardworking team.”
Other award winners:
Franchisee of the Year: Kathryn and Floyd Pratt – Robert Harris Café, Whakatane
Best Ambassadors: Kathryn and Floyd Pratt – Robert Harris Café, Whakatane
Most Improved: Korina and Steve Verkley – Robert Harris Café, Te Rapa
Rookie of the Year: Sohel Chimbaiwala – Robert Harris Café, Botany Downs (Whitcoulls)