simPRO gets invited for a hot lap

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Strapping in for an exhilarating ride!
All strapped in for an exhilarating ride!

Laser Plumbing & Electrical are very proud to be the key sponsor of the Laser Racing Porsche Carrera Cup team. As part of their racing programme, Laser invited simPRO’s Brad Couper, Jonathan Eastgate, Mark Alfred and myself, Vanessa Winter, to join them and some of their professional network of plumbers & electricians at Queensland Raceway for some exhilarating hot laps in the 2014 991 Porsche.

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Not another Word!

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Cloud Field Service Management

It’s no secret that here at simPRO we’re fans of the Cloud. That one central point to share one source of information from anywhere is invaluable. So it struck me recently when a business who actually develops cloud software apologised for not getting back to me because they were ‘having problems with their email client’.

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Electrical Industry Tradeshow, New Zealand

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ECANZ 2014

Again this year we’ll be attending Electrical Industry Trade Show in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Who are ECANZ?

The Electrical Contractors Association of New Zealand has a membership of 1,450 electrical contracting businesses. They have ten branches in a nationwide network of electrical businesses operating under the MASTERelectricians brand. MASTERelectrician Contractors are the professionals of the electrical trade.

When: Tuesday 29, July 2014. 9:00am – 7:30pm.
Where: Addington Raceway, Christchurch.

You’ll find us at Stand 310.

Download the brochure here.

Two thousand kilometres in six days on a Postie Bike

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Postie Bike Challenge

Recently appointed General Manager for simPRO AU & NZ, Mark Alfred and myself, have put our hands up to join the existing list of participants in the Laser Group Postie Bike Challenge.

We’ll be riding for 6 days at a top speed of 80 km/h from Melbourne to the Gold Coast in the ‘cooler’ months of the year to raise money for beyondblue.

Donate: Mark’s fund raising page | My fund raising page

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simPRO CEO nominated for top business award

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Entrepreneur of the year
Brad Couper seen here filming for the interview

simPRO is pleased to announce that our CEO Brad Couper is in the running to be named Australian EY Entrepreneur of the Year.

The award, which is handed out by business consultants EY (formerly Ernst & Young) is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs.

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Revising an eight hour day, give or take.

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Golf anyone?
Software in the Field Service management arena has brought with it some phenomenal changes in the way people manage their business and carry out the work. At simPRO we’re often talking of innovation both within the software and from an business advisory point of view.

Innovation in an age-old industry requires thinking outside the box, a new mindset and a new way of thinking about technology, about spending, about work and life and the balance in between.

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