Outstanding Business of the Month: Lowes Narellan
Lowes is a leading Australian menswear, young menswear and school wear retail chain. They are a family owned business, 100% Australian owned and have been operating for over 110 years.
It’s no wonder they’re so successful if Narellan Store Manager, Bob Ivastanin is anything to go by. His passion for his store and staff is outstanding. Bob believes in giving back to the community and has become a vital member of the MWLP program offering work placement to HSC students studying Retail.
The students are taken ‘under his wing’ and are exposed to many aspects of retail including tagging sizes, checking stock, hanging stock, merchandising, ordering, customer service and sales. It’s a tremendous opportunity for students to find out if the world of retail is suited to them.
Bob says “We’ve had fantastic work placement students from MWLP who fit right in, get on with the job and eventually we hired them.” Bob has a message for those businesses not taking advantage of this great program “Get involved – there’s always a diamond in the rough.”