Annabel Trends moved to the Gold Coast in 2005. Since then the up and down integrated on-line present shop has flourished.
Proprietor Sally Dunn has her finger on the pulse, with a flexible service version permitting vibrant feedbacks to transforming needs. With the skill of Gold Coast branding, the assistance of over 1500 merchants across the country, and also the self-reliance of internal manufacturing matching imported product lines, Annabel Trends is riding a wave of success.
HS: How did Annabel Trends begin?
Sally Dunn: My mum, Anne Dawes, started Annabel Trends in Melbourne in 1966, making soft playthings for shops and also college fetes. She used to place me in the pram with supply and also take me store to store with distribution! Yet playthings were time consuming to produce a little return, so she developed aprons and also oven mitts as fast products to make. She was quite right into house décor with intense colours in the ’60s. Over the years we’ve advanced and broadened to a wide variety of item categories. In 1995 I joined business as the Queensland representative, after that relocated to Melbourne to discover the business.
HS: Why did you make a decision to relocate Annabel Trends to the Gold Coast?
Sally Dunn: After I would certainly learnt all I could, I claimed to Mum, ‘If you desire me to take control of business, I do not wish to stay in Melbourne. I want to return to where I matured.’
I moved up below to Burleigh Heads and, I tell you what, what a great relocation that was. You’re able to live 10 minutes from job, whereas in Melbourne you normally need to take a trip a long time to get to your factory. There’s the climate, of course … that wouldn’t wish to live on the Gold Coast? It was the best lifestyle modification and also I was thrilled to be able to relocate.
HS: What are the benefits of running a service like Annabel Trends on the Gold Coast?
Sally Dunn: Our industrial hallway is so close the coastline and to the Pacific Highway. It’s stone’s throw to the coastline and individuals’s houses, and it’s close to the freeway for freight and also transport, to immediately provide our fabulous customers all around Australia.
Our manufacturing facilities in Melbourne were older, while we actually custom constructed our factory below concerning five years ago. Structure our own factory was an amazing procedure with a regional builder. They designed the manufacturing facility in examination with us and also constructed it to our requirements– it’s really useful. Considering that we’ve moved up here, we’ve had substantial development. We have regarding 30 workers as well as we’re expanding constantly.