Lego fun wins owners an award
GYMPIE Toyworld owners Louisa and Clynton Corbet received an award in Melbourne earlier this year for lifting their Lego sales from the 56th biggest in Queensland to the third biggest, in less than three years.
The Corbets bought the Mary St business two-and-a-half years ago and expanded the Lego line in their store from two bays to 16. Since then, sales have gone through the roof.
"Our motto has always been, with the whole store, 'yes, it's a lot to outlay but if we stock it people will support it'," Louisa said.
"Gympie people don't want to shop out of town if they don't have to."
The Corbets flew to Melbourne earlier this year on a routine buying trip and the hierarchy at Lego pretty much "sprung" the award on them.
When they arrived in Melbourne their normal sales consultant met them and said they needed to meet Lego's national sales manager.
When they did meet him, he presented them with a 2010 Partnership Award Queensland.
Theirs was one of three stores awarded in Queensland.