By Chris Nicholls

HANOI: BSR Group has announced its suppliers of the year, with some unexpected winners taking out the prizes.

NEC won the audio visual supplier of the year category, while Leader took out the IT area award.

Whitegoods Supplier of the Year went to LG, while Sunbeam walked away with the small appliances silverware.

Electrolux won overall Supplier of the Year.

BSR Group managing director, Ian Brown said supplier relationships were critical to any retail chain’s success.

“Having reliable suppliers who consistently deliver for our stores is a crucial element to the ongoing success of our company,” he said.

“BSR Group has always sought to foster good relationships with our suppliers and these awards are just a small token of our thanks.”

Brown said BSR would continue to work closely with its preferred suppliers as part of any future expansions and improved business throughout Australia.