From the Management Team
With Charles Garner, General Manager of Move Dynamics
Welcome everyone to the February edition of the Red Horse Express! I am sure by now you are starting to wind down from the hectic peak season and to think about what 2016 has in store for us, both personally and professionally.
While the new year may still hold several challenges for the company, I strongly believe that overcoming these challenges will help Santa Fe to become the Market Leader both locally and globally. Let me say that again… “Market Leader”. To emphasise this is important, as it categorically and simply states our main drive for the next five years, and positions us better to focus on what we need to do to get there!
Some of you out there may recall that I started with Wridgways the Removalists (as it was then) in 2008, six weeks after I got off the plane from England and, much to some people’s distress, I have never gone back. I started in sunny Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast as a trainee manager under the expert tutelage of Martin Stanley. From here followed stints in Mackay, Sunshine Coast again, Brisbane with the projects team and finally Move Dynamics in September 2012. So lots of experience in moving and being moved, eleven homes in 4.5 years.
The reason I am sharing this is that I honestly believe that this is a Great Place to Work, full of great people who work damn hard to give the best service that we can to our clients. That Santa Fe is a place of opportunity, where we as individuals can grow is something that we can all be proud of. Just look at our history of innovation and industry firsts, which continues today with the 24 hour services provided by our colleagues in Fiji.
But what about Move Dynamics? In all honesty we are vastly different to what we were and since 2013 we have grown exponentially, increasing from three staff members to seven and hopefully one more very soon. In addition we opened a branch in Darwin where Robert Favretto our NT Regional manager looks after our NT based clients. We have grown our client base and increased our suite of services to include flight and accommodation bookings, and commercial services, in addition to our usual provision of moving and storage services. All of this has helped us to nearly double our revenue in the same period and increase profitability.
Move Dynamics has traditionally provided services to the government sector but as we look to the future, it is now time to include corporations both here in Australia and overseas. To that end I was in Melbourne recently at the Santa Fe Sales Conference presenting to our Business Development Managers. With Global Chief Commercial Officer Mark Burchell also present, this was a great opportunity to raise the profile of Move Dynamics as we try to break into the corporate market in 2016. This is where I believe the next avenue for growth is for Move Dynamics and will also allow us to create some innovative solutions to prospective clients in conjunction with Santa Fe Relocation Services.
If you are interested in the Move Dynamics story then please go to Yammer and join the Move Dynamics group as I am regularly posting updates and information to keep you all in the loop.
I would like to close by wishing everyone the best for 2016 and to remind everyone that we are part of a great Australian and Global business and that we all will play a part in making Santa Fe an even greater success in years to come.