The Company PNG Namba Wan Trophy Limited (PNG NWTL) was established in October, 1989 and is still based in Port Moresby, the Capital City of Papua New Guinea. The name was derived from the acronym (PNG) which is Papua New Guinea and “Namba Wan” from one of the Country’s National languages “Pidgin” meaning, “Number One” or No. 1.
Initially the business was focused on retailing Trophies, Sporting Wear, Equipment, and Accessories to the local consumers. Eventually the services and quality of the business was recognized throughout Papua New Guinea which paved way for expansions. The division then included specialized engravings, souvenirs, and sports services (example: racquet re-stringing).
The Company saw that the market demanded diversity and in turn expanded the following:
- Supermarkets - Retail of general merchandise
- Café and Fast Food outlets
- Real Estate -Construction and Property Management
- Kwik Marts -Convenience and Variety Stores
- Fuel Service Stations
- Trophy Haus & TL Sports – Trophy and Sports retail.
- Fone Haus – PNG’s premium mobile phone distributor / retailer
- South Pacific Paint Limited – Exclusive distributor of Nippon Paints
- Tobacco and Telecommunication Distribution
The proprietor and Chairman of PNG Namba Wan Trophy Limited is Mr. Frankie GUI, OL. He came to Papua New Guinea, almost thirty one (31) years ago as a trophy manufacturer and retailer. Now an Officer of Logohu and a PNG Honor Award, has over thirty five (35) years of experience in the management of large companies, knowledge of construction, and real estate industries.
The Wisdom and foresight of Mr. Gui continues to be reflected in shaping his business from its humble beginnings to the current position and beyond.
MANAGEMENT & PERSONNEL:
Mr. Jim K.A GUI was appointed Group Managing Director in January 2017, prior to this, he was the Group General Manager for 6 years.
At a group level, NWTL has a work force in excess of one thousand two hundred (1,200) employees, and of these, 92% are PNG Nationals with 8% being non PNG Nationals.
The Company organization chart consist of Human Resource Department, Administration Department, Finance Department, and Security Department which supports all its Subsidiaries.