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Bondi Icebergs – Grew Agility & Profitability
"Anna Was The Team Motivator And A Pillar Of Strength".
Not only was Maurice facing the impact of the pandemic on his restaurant, but he was also opening a new restaurant. It was a deal they had signed prior to the pandemic, and while they could have backed out, it was really important to the team to keep it alive. “One of the most significant things Anna does for me is to reinforce our decision making,” explains Maurice.
ACS Engineers – Sailing Through COVID
Keeping Calm During COVID
When COVID 19 first hit, Angela Harlen, Director of Queensland based ACS Engineers, started to spiral. Like many of us, she was churning through all the possibilities of what a global pandemic might mean to her family, her team and her business. It took one Zoom call with certified Scaling Up coach Anna Samios for Angela to realise that the best course of action was to take a few deep breaths and stay focused. Anna’s advice was exactly what Angela needed to hear at that moment.
Danrae Group – 50% Revenue Growth
Taking Over The Family Business.
The Danrae Group is a proud family business.
It was CEO Daniel Caruana’s father who founded the business and Daniel stepped into his dad’s big shoes to take Danrae Group to the next level.
Daniel first met Anna Samios through the Entrepreneurs’ Program. Anna was the advisor matched with Daniel to create a business improvement plan for his business.
Software Company Easy Agile – Substantial Profit Growth
Software Company, Easy Agile
The entrepreneurs' journey
When Nick Muldoon and his Co-CEO, Dave Elkan, founded Easy Agile in 2018, they were fortunate to have access to a number of mentors who were well connected in business.
That’s ultimately how they met Anna Samios and began their Scaling Up journey.
Hansen Yuncken – Scaling A $1.2Bn Construction Company
Construction Company, Hansen Yuncken.
Hansen Yuncken is an Australian construction business with more than 100 years of history behind it. It’s a mature business with an annual turnover in excess of $1.2 billion.”Even CEO Peter Salveson admits that the business isn’t your typical Scaling Up candidate.
But when Peter stepped into the CEO role 2016, he engaged a coach who recommended he read Scaling Up. Peter was quickly engrossed in the book and the methodology.
Cardionexus – Scaling Up & Embracing Change
Cardionexus - An End To End Diagnostic Cardiac Service Provider
Matt Faint, Founder and Managing Director of Cardionexus, has been carrying his business plan around in his head for the past fourteen years.
That’s not to say that Cardionexus, a company that provides non-invasive cardio diagnostic services across the east coast of Australia, had been sitting on their laurels. In fact, Matt and his team had steered the business through substantial growth and had just secured investment to expand further.
Altis Consulting – Shares His Secret To Success
altis - Simply Australia's Best Data Analyst Consultancy.
When a successful CEO tells you growth is not his number one priority, you immediately ask, what is? For John Hoffman, CEO of Altis Consulting, the answer is definitive – his team comes first. “We will give up growth to make sure that we have an engaged, high-quality team that loves what they do every day.”
For ten years running, Altis Consulting has made the Australian Financial Review’s ‘Best Places to Work’* list. It’s a recognition that validates the company’s founding vision – to grow a living company that would continue to be prosperous in 100 years.
Aider Software Company – Dealing With Lockdowns
aider - Software Company Starting Up During A Crisis.
Launching a new product into the market is challenging, but launching at the beginning of a global pandemic is a whole other ball game.
This is exactly where Brendan Roberts, founder and CEO of Auckland based SaaS start-up Aider, found himself during the first COVID-19 lockdown.
Brendan had already committed to the Anna Samios Scaling Up Leaders’ Program and it turned out to be a silver lining amidst the uncertainty. The opportunity gave him space to assess how he could lead his business through this unprecedented crisis.
Good Thnx – $1 Into $1M Charity Donation
Software Company - Good Thnx - Doing Good
Ante Juricin and Shannon Poulton co-founded Good Thnx, a SaaS start-up with the ambitious goal of being the world’s best gifting and recognition tool, in late 2014. Since then, they’ve enjoyed the steady rise that is every start-up’s dream. And like so many successful companies, Good Thnx started with a simple ‘What if…?’
It all began on a hot summer day in Adelaide when Ante bought Shannon an icy pole to say thanks. That simple interaction sparked an idea between the two friends. What if you took the idea of that token $1 present and turned it into a donation to the receiver’s charity of choice? Good Thnx was born, but Ante says they didn’t start out to build a business.
Nuvo Health – The Transition Towards A Players
Nuvo Health - The Road To A Players
Lyn See is the Chief Operating Officer of Nuvo Health, a Sydney based medical centre group founded by Dr Ryan Vo and Dr Jonathan Phan. The group currently operates 10 multidisciplinary GP family medical centres and 1 specialist clinic.
Nuvo Health was formed 10 years ago and offers both general practice and allied health services including on-site pathology, physiotherapy, dietetics, psychology and podiatry.
Alcidion – Culture Of Success
Alcidion - Developed a connected culture of open communication
Alcidion had recently acquired three other companies. Managing Director, Kate Quirke, knew that they needed to do some work to position the business well for the growth opportunities that lay ahead.
So, she read the Scaling Up book. It resonated with Kate personally as a systematic and proven framework that she could use as the basis for the work she wanted to do within the business.
Rapid Hardware Group – Turning Around A Toxic Culture
Rapid Hardware Group - The Road To Changing A Toxic Culture
David Williams is the Co-founder / Director of Rapid Hardware Group (RHG), an Australian owned manufacturer and supplier of fabricated steel hardware products such as fencing and wire mesh products.
With offices and warehouses in all major Australian cities, New Zealand, and the UK, RHG has expanded its global footprint to include international offices and factories in Hong Kong, Beijing, Qingdao, Nanjing and Ho Chi Minh City.