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What to do when all your projects hit pause

Brad Halcrow   19 August, 2015

Dropping in to see these Journey goers, you never know what news awaits.

Matt Harriden for instance has changed his business name (more on that in an upcoming update), Adam Bell was last seen getting back on the tools, now Boz from BLUi Security has evolved his own model of service delivery brought about by necessity after a string of unexpected events.

Starting from scratch to disrupt the tyre industry

Brad Halcrow   22 June, 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   4 June, 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   29 May, 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   6 May, 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   16 April, 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.

How one engineer banished spreadsheets with simPRO

Brad Halcrow   18 March, 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.

simPRO wins firm three new clients straight away

Brad Halcrow   12 February, 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   6 February, 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.

Slow holidays, tribal villages and too many customers.

Brad Halcrow   3 February, 2015

Writing Journey blog posts is beginning to feel more like for a travel brochure than writing about the Trade industry.