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Starting from scratch to disrupt the tyre industry

Brad Halcrow   June 22, 2015

From corporate to the trades

The story of Road Runner Mobile Tyres is quite different to the Journey case studies we’ve done before. In fact it's the opposite to that of a tradie-turned-business owner.

John Shim and Steve McCarthy have known each other for more than ten years, both fresh from a long career in a corporate environment. Backed by an extensive history in consulting and running much larger companies John and Steve decided it was now or never to begin a startup, and what a disruptive startup it is.

Adam is getting back on the tools, and you'd never guess why

Brad Halcrow   June 4, 2015

Too much work is always a nice problem to have but having no-one to do the work isn't exactly what you want at a time when you could be making hay while the sun is shining.

Paul enjoyed the Journey so much he joined the company

Brad Halcrow   May 29, 2015

Original Journey-goer, Paul Christie dropped in this afternoon to take care of some business. He’s been doing that bit lately since, well, he’s part of the team now! Literally.

Rock solid platform for growth

Brad Halcrow   May 6, 2015

With an exit in mind, Gavin Walton, owner of Condamine Electric Company wanted to build the business into a genuine SME. Alistair Green joined the business to look at the business structure. It wasn’t long before they realised in order to build structure, more robust tools were required, particularly if they were to effectively manage their projected growth.

Recently the business escalated from 15 staff to 30, next they’re aiming for a century.

Using simPRO to grow two businesses

Brad Halcrow   April 16, 2015

In the early days

Stimson Plumbing are a family owned business based in Dalby, QLD. They've been around for years, becoming Stimson Plumbing as it's known today back in 2003. They service the entire Surat Basin, currently with a team of ten.

When Jody and Damian Stimson joined their father Greg, just like most other trade businesses not too long ago, all the company work and data was being managed with paper.

The story of a family, a refrigeration business and a part we played

Brad Halcrow   March 24, 2015

In January last year Damian Towler of Patrick Refrigeration had simPRO Enterprise implemented into the business. It wasn’t until early April they went live, and he’s glad they didn’t wait any longer.

How one engineer banished spreadsheets with simPRO

Brad Halcrow   March 18, 2015

Network EPS is a family-owned electrical and mechanical engineering business based in Birmingham in the UK which installs and maintains a variety of systems including air-conditioning, commercial heating and plumbing. With up to 10 sub-contractors on the road at a time, managing the business was getting to be overwhelming so director Jeff Scriven stepped up to the simPRO Enterprise job management system.

Electrical installer using cloud to see the big picture

Brad Halcrow   March 11, 2015

Glasgow electrical control system installers Wm. Brown & Co recently moved to simPRO after becoming frustrated with their “random” management systems that didn’t talk to each other. We caught up with them and discovered them revelling in a system that lets them work when and where they want and to really understand for the first time where they are making money.

simPRO wins firm three new clients straight away

Brad Halcrow   February 12, 2015

When Andy Beadle was appointed managing director of Hampshire-based firm Lightning Fire Safety Systems two years ago, the company, which installs and maintains fire alarms and other electrical safety gear, still used a paper-based management system.

24/7 service a breeze with simPRO

Brad Halcrow   February 6, 2015

Industrial Security Doors Ltd (ISD) is a London-based manufacturer and installer of roller shutters, folding shutters and security doors which also provides emergency repairs.