Larry and I are proud of what we have achieved since our inception in 1991. We love what we do, but there comes a time when you realise you’re getting older and its time for some changes!
We believe its time to have a better quality of life and to enjoy our hard work and not let our business consume us. Its time to make life easier for us our family and our staff!
(And don’t worry we are both still working! Hopefully not quite as many hours as we have been once everything is in place. You can’t get rid of us that easily!!)
We were recently able to access the Kangaroo Island Commissioner’s Building Better Regions Funds In-Business Grant which contributed to 50% of our recent business review. We haven’t reviewed our business properly for over 20 years!! We were also lucky to have the invaluable expertise of Andy from AL Assist complete our review for us, covering all areas in our business with a view to identifying opportunities for efficiency through automation and better business management systems. The review also discussed succession planning for our future with our kids in our business and retirement etc. Things that are always on on the “gonna do” plan that never get done!!
We are very happy to have already implemented many changes, such as a POS (Point of Sale) inventory management system and improved online order and mail systems. We can already see the benefits from implementing these changes, with better performance and productivity. We hope our online customers see an improvement too!
It has been a challenge for all of us! (so apologies if you get sent a few extra emails than you should!! Please bear with us over this transition thanks!!) Its been great to learn new systems, stimulating our minds and hopefully our performance and productivity in the future.
Our Manager Ella
Ella, our manager, has enjoyed the challenge involved in the setting up of our new systems, incorporating inventory management for our retail shop and e-commerce activities and the integration of our accounting system, to become fully streamlined. It’s great to be able to see everything at a glance. This will also help us look after our online customers better and improve time management.
Father and son effort here! Tristan and Larry working hard. Its been a time consuming exercise bar-coding all of our products, but worth the effort as scanning saves time!
My Sister Coralie and Daugher Mel going cross-eyed counting stock ready to barcode!
They reckon its time for a drink! (It had been a very long day and night!)
I hope you have enjoyed watching us grow over the years!