MEET THE BOSS

Dubbo Photo News - - Lovin’ Local -

Po­si­tion: Di­rec­tor I opened my elec­tri­cal busi­ness in Syd­ney in 1974,

moved to Dubbo in 1984 and bought Pe­ter Finn Elec­tric, which I con­tinue to own and op­er­ate to this day. Ap­prox­i­mately 33 years ago, I was work­ing for Mathews Car­a­vans, shortly there­after Ben Braith­waite bought Mathews Car­a­vans and re­named it B&C Car­a­vans, run­ning it suc­cess­fully for 30-odd years. Pauline, my wife, and I will con­tinue to carry on the busi­ness with the same su­perb staff.

Our busi­ness is known for... ser­vic­ing and re­pair­ing car­a­vans and trail­ers and sales

Our best-sell­ing prod­uct is... the high de­gree of ex­cel­lence and qual­ity work­man­ship that our em­ploy­ees carry out on ev­ery job they un­der­take.

My role in the busi­ness is... split be­tween the of­fice and work­shop, whereas Rod­ney Daw­son, our oper­a­tions man­ager, has the role of li­ais­ing with cus­tomers and work­shop staff.

I man­age... B&C with my wife Pauline, a cer­ti­fied BAS agent, book­keeper, along with the as­sis­tance of our two of­fice staff Melinda and Dee.

Ac­cord­ing to my staff, work­ing for me is... In my opinion, the big­gest is­sue fac­ing small busi­nesses is... the very high cost of run­ning a small My se­cret to suc­cess is...

my wife.

I’m most proud of...

the many busi­ness qual­i­fi­ca­tions and achieve­ments that my wife has as­pired to and gained over th­ese many years of book­keep­ing.

If I could, I’d tell my 20-year-old self that... hard work is only a small part of suc­cess – the first is find­ing the right life part­ner.

The best piece of ca­reer ad­vice I can of­fer is... And if I wasn’t in my cur­rent role, I’d...

be buying real es­tate in Hawaii which would be go­ing cheap at the mo­ment!

PHOTO: DARCEE NIXON

part of a fam­ily busi­ness. like be­ing busi­ness, which you have no con­trol over and makes it hard to keep your staff in full-time em­ploy­ment over the lean times. my happy fam­ily life with find a ca­reer or job that you ex­cel at and en­joy, life is too...

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