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Aider Software Company – Dealing With Lockdowns

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.

Altis Consulting – Shares His Secret To Success

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.

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.

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.

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.

Alcidion – Culture Of Success

How 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.

“I knew the business was about to grow and I understood that we needed to do that in a systematic way,” explains Kate. “Scaling Up just made sense.

I looked up coaches on the Scaling Up website and was drawn to Anna Samios’s profile. I engaged her as our coach to help us implement Scaling Up in the business.