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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Writing Journey blog posts is beginning to feel more like for a travel brochure than writing about the Trade industry.
Meadowcroft Limited is based in Guernsey in the UK. They're a building services company that has been in business for more than 50 years. We caught up with owner and Managing Director Paul Meadowcroft to discuss how simPRO Enterprise has helped him become the first paperless contractor in the Channel Islands and his plans to become the local industry leader.
This Journey is somewhat special for us here at simPRO. Andrew and Prue of Mr A Electrics joined us wayyy back in 2002. In fact, they were the fourth company to begin using Enterprise (back before it was even known by that name). So while we were busy building software to systemise business processes, they were busy systemising.