Say hello to a friendly new face in town, Gus Romero

Meet Agustin ‘Gus’ Romero, pro­pri­etor of Har­vey Nor­man’s Com­puter and Mo­bile Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Su­per­store Toowoomba — a man with a lot of love for his city and his fam­ily MEET NEW LO­CALS AROUND THE RE­GION

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Gus, where are you from?

I’m orig­i­nally from Bris­bane but have lived in mul­ti­ple cities due to busi­ness such as Lim­er­ick in Ire­land, Ade­laide, Rock­hamp­ton, Yep­poon, Gold Coast and I lived in Spain as a teenager.

Tell us about your fam­ily.

I have three amaz­ing boys. Our el­dest, Gus Jnr, is 14 and has just started at Gram­mar. Then there is Will he is six years of age and has also just started Prep at Mid­dle Ridge State School. Last is Cooper, [who is] four-years-old — there is never a dull mo­ment with Cooper. My beau­ti­ful wife Cherie is the un­sung hero of the fam­ily — there is noth­ing she can’t or won’t do for her fam­ily — I’m amazed by her daily.

What is your work­ing back­ground?

I have done it all — I started work­ing when I was 16 in a bak­ery then moved onto bar work and clean­ing. When I hit the age of 20 I re­alised I wanted a more ful­fill­ing job so I joined the army and did that for five years. I spent a fair bit of time away with the army and my wife and I agreed we needed a change. That’s when I had the op­por­tu­nity of join­ing Har­vey Nor­man and never looked back.

How long have you been in this in­dus­try?

I have been in IT re­tail with Har­vey Nor­man coming on to 17 years.

What do you think earns suc­cess in busi­ness?

Ded­i­ca­tion, drive, and will­ing­ness to do the hard yards. For a busi­ness to suc­ceed and achieve its goal you must plan for the goal you’re try­ing to achieve and once you have a plan you have to fol­low it up with ac­tion. If a busi­ness has staff you should never ask your staff to do some­thing you wouldn’t do your­self. As a busi­ness owner you must know and un­der­stand every facet of your busi­ness.

What do you pride your­self on?

Al­ways giv­ing back when I can — no amount or ges­ture is too small. Also, re­main­ing grounded.

What do you love most about Toowoomba?

It would have to be the peo­ple. The peo­ple I have had con­tact with so far such as staff, cus­tomers, busi­ness as­so­ci­ates and the school com­mu­nity have made our tran­si­tion to Toowoomba a breeze and ex­tremely wel­com­ing.

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