Category: No. 352 // November 2015

The right thing to do

Michael Brook from Olicana Flooring has worked an illustrious 28 years in the timber flooring industry. We caught up with Michael ahead of his impending retirement to chat about his career, future plans, and the best advice he’s ever heard.

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Back to Bondi

When a family tragedy meant Kerry Renshaw was faced with the decision of moving back to Australia earlier than expected with her young family, little did she realise it would mean acquiring family of a different kind. I visited Kerry and her team in Sydney’s sunny suburb of Bondi to talk about her new business challenge, and making her father proud.

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Haste makes waste: training apprentices

Do apprentices always receive the training and supervision they deserve? By mistaking haste for efficiency, identifying when an apprentice has received the appropriate level of training is something that can easily slip through the gaps unless a conscious effort is made. This could result in a shambolic situation that comes back to bite you.

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A solid survival

Macarthur Frames & Trusses, is a small business with a big heart. After enduring unexpected adversity, the team’s resilience is an example of what’s possible when you learn from previous mistakes and recognise opportunities.

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