Anna Winter is keeping her retail dream alive after being nominated for the Telstra Women’s Business Awards for the second year running.
After a challenging 12 months Ms Winter was both excited and overwhelmed to be recognised for her efforts.
“I couldn’t believe it.
“What a fantastic honour to be recognised for all the work that we have put in to the business this past 12 months,” Ms Winter said.
After her brother was diagnosed with cancer and sadly passed away late last year, Ms Winter has been involved with the Moree Cancer Assist group and has continued to work around the clock, despite the challenges facing her at home.
“It has been a really tough time for me.
“My brother was a big supporter of my career and I know he would have been proud to see me nominated again this year,” Ms Winter said.
Together with her partner Rob Moore, she is the owner of two service stations, one in Moree and one in Inverell.
“Without Rob none of this would be possible.
“He has been a big help and plays a big part in my life.”
Ms Winter sits on the NSW State Franchise Board and has received multiple industry awards.
With 15 staff in Moree and 13 in Inverell she is never more than a phone call away, ever so enthusiastic for her next retailing adventure.
She has instilled her enthusiasm into her staff.
“Service with a smile is a prerequisite if you want to join the Caltex team.”
Whether it’s dressing up as the Easter bunny or Sponge Bob Square Pants during Easter, holding raffles for local sport stars, assisting with Can Assist or sponsoring the gala ball, Ms Winter and her team believe it’s “community first”.
“I love retail; I believe there is a big future for businesses in Moree.”
Ms Winter will submit a personal submission to a board by June 19 who will decide whether or not she will be a finalist.
“Just to be nominated is a big enough achievement not only for me but for the whole team,” she said.