℗ PRESTON HIRE – 10 YEAR MILESTONE – ANDY HOPCROFT
1. When did you start? I began with Preston Hire in January 2009 as a boilermaker / Welder running our site fabrication as well workshop
2. What are the roles you have had at Preston Hire? My journey with the company has taken on many roles – all with a challenge accepted mentality, I hold many qualifications as part of my trade background so from welding & fabrication onto crane operating & dogging/rigging as well taking a slightly different direction into sales /operations and further progressions into management with recent roles including state manager too now Regional Manager of both Western Australia & the Northern Territory
3. Most memorable moment(s) at Preston Hire do you have? A multitude of memories from superconferences, major project wins….too many to name however in partnership both the business and my own values are a lined allowing us to work through the challenges & celebrate the wins!
4. Current major task: Preston Hire WA & NT is introducing our mobile crane division to complement our already established mini/hydraulic crawler crane fleets this is a primary focus allowing us to further support our valued clients with their day to day project success
5. What major changes have you seen in the business: It is encouraging to see from early days a strategic growth pathway from 1 or 2 operating centres to a full Australian branch network in all states & Territories that is robust & dedicated, ready to get the job done
6. What makes a Preston Hire person? Determined, Stable, Dynamic are just a few of our core values further to this a person that is willing to stand tall and be proud of what has been achieved
7. What advice would you give new employees? Look, Learn & Listen this allows you to understand the metrics/challenges/tasks that we come across every day once you can process this clearly it allows you to set sail and achieve your outcome & goals
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