Gold Coast’s largest independent electrical appliance store launched

Two of the longest established home appliance stores have come together to form the largest independent store on the Gold Coast.

L and M Gold Star trusted Gold Coast Appliance store since 1963Late last year family owned business L and M came together with Gold Star Electrics to form L & M Gold Star and build on a history that reaches back to 1963.

The new entity boasts five divisions and employs 15 permanent staff which services customers on the Gold Coast, Brisbane and Sunshine Coast from the showroom and warehouse at Mermaid Beach.

L and M Gold Star is headed by prominent Gold Coast business woman, and current Chair of the AICD Gold Coast, Mrs Trina Hockley who through purchasing and managing the L & M business in 2000 become the youngest person to be appointed to the Retravision Board.

L and M Electrics was started by Mrs Hockley’s uncle Mr Neil Petch and was later sold to Mrs Hockley’s father, former Gold Coast Councillor and Chairman of the Gold Coast Tourism, Mr Peter Hughes. Gold Star Electrics also has a long family history with the business starting in 1969 by the late John and Clare Starkey and for a long time the two family businesses worked in the same industry but in different market segments.

Mrs Hockley said, “Our proud Gold Coast history is important to our team. The success and longevity of the two family businesses comes down to two factors, quality and service. We stock the best quality brands including European leading appliances from Smeg, Electrolux, AEG, V-Zug, Asko, Liebherr and Bertazzoni  and our staff are trained to exceed our customer expectations and deliver the best possible outcomes.”

“The new L & M Gold Star business means we have greater economies of scale which ultimately delivers more opportunity for our staff and our customers,” Ms Hockley said.

The new L and M Gold Star business will be officially launched by Federal Member for McPherson and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry and Science, the Hon Karen Andrews MP and will feature expert cooking demonstrations from some of the industry’s best Chef’s including the popular Smeg Chef in Residence Jan Woods and wine tasting from some of the latest wine refrigerator manufacturers from Europe.

The launch will take place at:

From 11.00am
Friday 8 May 2015
2582 Gold Coast Highway Mermaid Beach

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