Ross Hallett, business owner of Kingston Garage in Heatherton
Ross Hallett, business owner of Kingston Garage in Heatherton, winner of 2017 Shell global award - Single Site Retailer of the Year - Licensed Markets

Business owner, Ross Hallett, said he was absolutely thrilled to win and said accepting the award in New York was just as sweet as winning in Paris two years earlier.

“To be the only Shell site in the world to have won the award twice and to have beaten 10,000 other service station sites across more than 40 countries is simply amazing,” said Ross.

“We have a passion for what we do and believe that success comes down to good old fashioned customer service,” he said.

Shell hosts the global Smiling Stars awards annually to recognise their best-of-the-best retailers.

The awards are a part of Shell’s People Make the Difference Real program that provides a framework for measuring key elements of customer service excellence.

Business Manager for Shell’s licensee in Australia, Jen Gray, said Ross and his team provide remarkable customer service.

“Ross’ service station has achieved 100% in our Mystery Shopper surveys an incredible 65 times in a row!” said Jen.

“We’re thrilled that Ross has won the award again and are proud to have his business in our network,” he said.

“His Heatherton site has been branded Shell for 53-years and under Ross’ guidance has consistently improved the customer offer each year.”

After being named Country Retailer of the Year in Australia, Ross was competing against individual sites from countries where Shell operates under a licenced brand agreement including Japan, Brazil, Greece, Spain, Africa and the Caribbean just to name a few!”

Kingston Garage is located at 61 - 63 Kingston Road, Heatherton.

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