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Cruise ship bliss thanks to simPRO

Brad Halcrow   February 13, 2017

The last time we spoke to John Libroaperto he was planning a holiday. It seems to be a popular goal. In fact, the majority of Journey-goers seem to have travel set in their sights once they’ve got the business running as it should.

Winning work in the fire safety industry with complete transparency

Brad Halcrow   February 7, 2017

This is part three of a three-part series that follows Tom from Allfire and his fire safety business journey.

In the health and safety-conscious world of fire safety, auditability and transparency enable a competitive edge. In part three of Tom’s journey, he reveals how he has achieved audit scores of 100% every time.

The confidence to deliver on a promise

Brad Halcrow   February 5, 2017

This is part one of a two-part series that follows Ian from Kaluca Heating, Plumbing and Electrical.

In the early days Ian Lucas had too much work to handle on his own. As is often the case for people in the trades industry in the same position, the time came for him to make a decision. Ian needed to decide whether or not he’d remain on the tools and self employed or to embrace the opportunity and become a business owner. He chose the latter.

Sparkies turned serial entrepreneurs

Brad Halcrow   February 3, 2017

In our last interview with Andrew and Prue Aranovitch, we saw a couple of entrepreneurs aiming for the stars with multiple successful businesses under their belt and always on the lookout for the next opportunity.

Formalising staff roles, building apps and composting

Brad Halcrow   January 11, 2017

This is part two of a three-part series that follows Tom from Allfire and his fire safety business journey.

Growth is a focus for most businesses – but there are always inherent challenges to be overcome. What’s a strength when a company is smaller may become a weakness as staff numbers increase.

In the video interview below Tom shares how he keeps his business growing and ahead of the competition.

The sky’s the limit for this efficiency driver

Brad Halcrow   December 20, 2016

The Journey is as much about the people as it is about their businesses. The business leaders we follow may be owners, general managers or even solo consultants.

Alistair Green is a leader who took one company to great heights; now it’s time for his next big challenge.

How the travelling man runs his electrical business from overseas

Brad Halcrow   December 18, 2016

Paul Christie, our original Journey-goer joined the simPRO sales team in the United States back in May – but that didn’t mean he had to leave his electrical business in Australia behind.

Passing on the efficiency savings

Brad Halcrow   December 8, 2016

This is part one of a three-part series that follows Tom from Allfire and his Fire Safety business journey.

Allfire is a twenty-year-old business. Tom Simmonds, Manager Director, bought the business from his father seven years ago. He later implemented simPRO and begun growing the business to where it is today with 22 staff.

Dalton Electrical turns 50 and boy do they have some stories to tell!

Brad Halcrow   December 6, 2016

Dalton Electrical is a company steeped in history – in fact, they’ve just recently celebrated a massive 50 years in business. At their recent celebration, Managing Director Bruce Dalton, along with his father Dave, shared fond memories of the Dalton Electrical history.

Using tablets for national expansion

Brad Halcrow   October 25, 2016

Clarksons Electrical is a family owned company based in Albany, New Zealand, now managed by 2nd generation David Clarkson.

Five years ago, David set his sights on growing Clarksons nationally – and that he’s done. In the five years David has been in the General Manager’s chair, the company’s opened five offices across the country and grown to more than a hundred staff.