Rookie of the Year award to Betta Quality Curtains

Victor Harbor’s Luxaflex Betta Quality Curtains and Blinds store has been recognised with a national award.

The owners, Steve Beckley and Kim Stephens, received the Rookie of the Year award at the national Luxaflex Gallery conference held at Homebush in August.

Steve said the win came as a surprise for the couple who purchased the 20-year-old business just over two years ago.

“We had no idea we had been nominated, so we were completed surprised,” Steve said.

“We have been lucky to take over a very well set up business that has a lot of repeat customers.  We get a lot of support from Luxaflex with new quality products being added all the time and plenty of national marketing assistance.”

Judges said the Victor Harbor store demonstrated a commitment to marketing the brand locally, had an up-to-date and well-presented showroom and represented the Luxaflex brand in a positive manner.

Almost 90 stores nationwide are part of the annual award presentation and conference which was held at Sydney Olympic Park.

Steve said showroom manager Deb Shepherd was an experienced interior designer, so customers get a bonus of complimentary interior design advice too.

The store, or gallery as they’re termed by Luxaflex, offers a made-to-measure sales, repairs and installation service for blinds, curtains, shutters and awnings.

“We go out of our way to offer personalised service and a friendly atmosphere,” Steve said.

Betta Quality Curtains was originally founded in 1997 running from a home in Happy Valley.  It came to Victor Harbor shortly after and has been located at two different premises – on Adelaide Road and Victoria Street – before relocating to Ocean Street in 2017.

Betta Quality Curtains & Blinds Luxaflex Gallery is located 78 Ocean Street, Victor Harbor and services the Fleurieu Peninsula.

The owners of Betta Quality Curtains & Blinds – Luxaflex Gallery in Victor Harbor Kim Stephens and Steve Beckley pictured with Luxaflex retail business support manager Jayson Harvey and Luxaflex general manager Damon Gardner.