077: Aged 34 in 2012, left her marketing job to set up a British-made only gift business. Combined her brick and mortar store with eCommerce, doubled her sales year on year for the first 3 years, and grew from 1 FTE to 3 (Kate Tompsett) fte 1-5 manufacturing podcast sales <$0.5m aud uk Feb 07, 2021

In this episode, I interview Kate Tompsett, the Owner at Happy & Glorious, a small family-run business that sells a variety of British-made gifts. Inspired by the wonderful products that are made in Britain, Kate set-up the business in 2012 when she was 34 to support British...

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060: Invented the only product in the world which can air transport live fish with oxygen, a dangerous good. 3 other businesses in the group. Profit growing 5-7% each year. 2 FTE to 65 now 12 after strategic refocus (Gavin Hodgins) australia fte 51-100 manufacturing podcast sales $20m-$30m aud Dec 05, 2020

In this episode, I interview Gavin Hodgins, the CEO at FloatPac Pty Ltd, a company that offers technologies to a diverse range of pioneering ideas and products across air, land, and sea. The company was founded in 1982 and the founders were making lift bags for the Australian army,...

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041: Joined 2 friends in a garden shed, over 16 years grew sales 10-15% p.a., put family and balance first from day one, uses a T-rex email for big sales, shafted overnight by a Big 4 bank and appearing on The Block almost bankrupt him (Luke Chant) australia fte 6-10 manufacturing podcast sales $1m-$3m aud Sep 30, 2020

In this episode, I interview Luke Chant, the Founder, and CEO of Hotwire Heating, a wholesale distribution company that imports underfloor heating and heated towel rails, and distributes them all over Australia. Hotwire is the recommended floor heating (and/or) heated towel rail supplier for...

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035: Invented a world-leading shoe for horses, sells in Europe, USA, Canada, NZ, and Australia through 500+ stockists. Growing the team from 2 to 11 FTE since starting in 2015. With only 5 competitors, sales have grown 25%-125% p.a. (Annette Kaitinis) australia fte 11-20 manufacturing podcast sales $1m-$3m aud tasmania Aug 23, 2020

In this episode, I interview Annette Kaitinis, the Co-founder and Director of Scoot Boots Pty Ltd, Australia’s only manufacturer of equine hoof boots for barefoot horses. In 2015, she formed a business partnership with her ex-farrier, Dave MacDonald, who in invented a shoe for horses....

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