Real Tradie Stories

TIB045 Real Tradie Guys with James from JKB Installs all the way from Unzud

By |2019-09-18T05:09:14+00:00September 18th, 2019|Podcast episode, Real Tradie Stories|

We love a good Kiwi joke. What we love even more is a Kiwi who's doing great stuff in their business and today's Real Tradie Guy interview is a classic example. After recognising a gap in the market, James Berryman along with his very patient wife Linda, launched their own niche business... installing rangehoods! James

TIB043 Real Tradie Wives with Lydia from Barr Autos

By |2019-08-29T00:24:43+00:00August 29th, 2019|Podcast episode, Real Tradie Stories|

What's more intimidating than running an automotive mechanical business? Buying one off your Dad...when you're his daughter! Lydia from Barr Automotives had been working in partnership with her Mum and Dad in their two businesses, before purchasing Barr Automotive outright. Join us and Lydia as we explore the highs and lows of working with family

TIB042 Real Tradie Guys with Mal Barnes from Chek Air

By |2019-08-19T22:19:05+00:00August 19th, 2019|Podcast episode, Real Tradie Stories|

Can you imagine doing your trade training not once, but twice!! Our guest Mal Barnes from Chek Air had to do when arriving in Australia from the UK. Mal and his wife Jill run a successful air conditioning business but in order to get his Australian qualifications, he had to work all day and then

TIB040 Real Tradie with Kim Halbert-Pere the actual Handy Girl

By |2019-08-12T22:10:05+00:00August 12th, 2019|Podcast episode, Real Tradie Stories|

What do you do when you're a girl, and you're handy? Create your own business called Handy Girl of course! Now with more than 15 women all working on the tools as handy-people, Kim is looking at taking her business national! Not only is Kim an inspiring business woman working in a male-dominated field, she's

TIB039 Real Tradie Guys with Justin Geange – from Qld Rail sparky to Buck the Bronco and Australia’s Got Talent this bloke has seen it ALL

By |2019-08-05T03:56:07+00:00July 29th, 2019|Mindset, Podcast episode, Real Tradie Stories|

Ever wondered what it takes to don the big foam mascot suit for a footy team? Well, wonder no more because Coxie and Waz interview 'Buck The Bronco' otherwise known as Justin Geange. Justin's a former Qld Rail plumber and got the gig in the big horse suit for the Brisbane Broncos more than 10

TIB037 Real Tradie Guys with Wojtek Stainwald. From fleeing communism to literally building a life in Australia and learning to fail successfully

By |2019-07-16T22:41:05+00:00July 16th, 2019|Podcast episode, Real Tradie Stories|

We are loving the 'real tradies' interviews that have shown up lately here at Tradies In Business HQ. Today's guest is no exception. Wojtek Stainwald is the son of Polish migrants and his last memory of his home is being woken up in the middle of the night as a young boy... to flee Poland

TIB035 Real Tradie Wives with Nicole Hurkens of Overlanda Caravans on working with family and the importance of the numbers in business.

By |2019-07-08T00:48:28+00:00July 8th, 2019|Cashflow & Finance, Podcast episode, Real Tradie Stories|

What do you do when your dad needs help with the finances in his business? Well, you become his business partner of course! After he experienced some rather tough business lessons, Nicole Hurkens' dad took her on as his business partner. Nicole is a whizz with the numbers and finance side of the business as

TIB033 Real Tradie Guys with Vetea Tiare. A homeless school kid makes it on his own.

By |2019-06-26T23:58:10+00:00June 17th, 2019|Construction, Mindset, Podcast episode, Real Tradie Stories|

When it comes to the school of hard knocks, people either take the lessons and move on or they get stuck in their past. Today's real tradie guy has certainly moved on which is an incredible feat given the knocks he's had in his life. From living on the streets at age 16, to learning

TIB031 Real Tradie Wives With Katrina Hamilton From Bunyip Glass

By |2019-06-26T23:58:10+00:00June 3rd, 2019|Podcast episode, Real Tradie Stories|

Wowee! Waz and Nic knew their 'real tradie wives/guys' episodes would make for some great stories but this one's a cracker! Katrina Hamilton not only stands beside her tradie-man in their glazing business, she's the mother to their young family, a psychology graduate AND is running her own business at the same time! This really