MEET THE BOSS
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...
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!
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...