1 December 2020

Twenty-seven years in the making

Meet Tom who is the owner of Dog Swamp Newsagency and has been a Lotterywest retailer for more than 27 years.

He’s owned three stores, completed three store refits, all while raising three kids with wife and part-owner, Deana.

Tom was looking for a change when he bought not one, but two Lotterywest kiosks.

“I was selling finance and wanted a change, and back then newsagencies were the flavour of the month,” he said.

Tom said his first week was a disaster, but 27 years on, he loves his job and enjoys watching his team start lives of their own.

“I love being my own boss and watching my team graduate university – they always come back to say hi with their families.

“Hiring the right people for your team is such an important part of running a successful business.”

Tom’s advice for new retailers is that when times are good, put the money away, and stock products that your customers want.

Congratulations on a successful 27 years in the network, and for your important contribution over the years.