‘Hard work, sleepless nights pay off’
Samoa Stationery and Books (S.S.A.B.)created business history at the HP Awards in New Zealand this week.
The locally owned company was announced the winner of the HP Silver Partner of the year award during theglamorous and esteemed ceremony attended by top business men and women who do business with HP New Zealand.
In winning the award, S.S.A.B. who is the only authorised partner of HP in Samoa,overcame the challenge from four other prominent companies from New Zealand and the Pacific, includingDaltron Fiji, Aarque Graphics, IT360 and Computer Culture.
The Deputy Managing Director of HP New Zealand, Victoria Mahn, commended S.S.A.B’s C.E.O.,Fiti Leung Wai and her team for becoming the first HP Silver Partner from Samoa.
For the hardworking businesswoman and mother, she immediately recognised the source of her company’s success.
“I glorify our Heavenly Father for his favour upon me and my company,” she said.“At S.S.A.B. we do all good works to glorify his name. This is truly an emotional award as my team and I have worked hard for it as well as my supportive husband Aumua Ming Leung Wai.
“The sleepless nights, determination and all the efforts have paid off.”
Mrs. Leung Wai immediately dedicated the award to Samoa.
“I feel that this award is not just for S.S.A.B. but for our nation as a whole,” she said. “S.S.A.B. was the representative of Samoa at the awards and I am humbled
“We wish to acknowledge all our valued customers and supporters. We want to say that we have won this award together.”
S.S.A.B’s nomination at the HP awards is a result of the company’s outstanding performance in exceeding metric targets outlined by HP through promotions and campaigns such as the popular HP early birds promotion and biannual HP promotions.
HP New Zealand hosts their awards ceremony at the end of every year to recognise and acknowledge their authorised partners in NZ and the Pacific who have outstandingly contributed to the growth of HP.
This is the first time for any company from Samoa that sells electronics products as well as bringing in cutting-edge technology to be recognised on the international scale by a renowned brand like HP.
“It has always been S.S.A.B’s goal to bring in newest technological products for Samoan people to access, we never want to leave behind our people in the world of technology,” says Nancy Vito Alefosio, S.S.A.B’s Electronics Manager.