We first opened our doors in Newcastle in 1996. We have a number of divisions within the business; lifting division, Chemical refurbishment and our rapidly growing labour hire division. It was for the latter that we needed the help of Apricity.
With the mining sector opening back up, we experienced a rapid growth in demand for outsourced trades labour hire. As our specialist trades need to be paid fortnightly, we quickly needed to source a new funding stream as we had already invested much of our capital back into our business for growth. Unfortunately, the banks were unwilling to help us with this next growth opportunity, so we were at a stalemate.
Fortuitously, at this time we received an email from Apricity. The business owner saw it and given our situation, he called. That call absolutely saved us. We could get the labour into the mine, which meant we could fund the next part of our growth.
Since then we have seen a 500% growth in trades labour and it’s still growing. We have had a number of new clients come on board because they know we can provide the quality labour they need.
I would 100% recommend Apricity to other businesses in our position, and I have done so on a number of occasions. We recommend Apricity in the strongest possible terms. They are professional, their responses rapid as you correspond with the decision makers. It has been a godsend to us and continues to be.