Episode 8

Published on:

6th Jan 2021

Episode 8: Part 1: Mark Young from Reece

Happy New Year! This week on the podcast Adrian is joined by industry leader and dear friend of TradesFormation, Mark Young. Mark is the NSW Operations Leader for the Reece Group, Australia's largest plumbing and bathroom supplies business with over 800 branches across Australia, NZ and the US and more than 5000 employees. Mark has been with Reece for 15 years, having first started at the company as an inwards good storeman at Waterloo branch and working his way up through various management roles from there. He even did a 3.5yr stint in Reece NZ as the Region leader of Auckland!

Beyond plumbing, Reece services a large range of trades through their numerous business units including waterworks, irrigation an pools, HVAC and refrigeration, heating and cooling, bathroom life and commercial works. Most importantly, Reece pride themselves as a people and customer centric business that focuses on promoting from within to shape future leaders, and creating customers for life.

In part one of this two part series Mark and Adrian talk about Mark’s journey over 15 years at Reece Plumbing, and his experience and advice for tradies looking to grow and nurture their team. 

For more from Reece make sure to head to their website https://www.reece.com.au/ and check them out on social media:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reeceplumbing/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ReecePlumbing

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About the Podcast

The ultimate podcast for maintenance tradies.
Adrian Fadini, business owner and coach at TradesFormation has spent the last 5 years supporting maintenance tradies to implement the best sales processes and systems to completely transform their businesses. A plumber by trade, he owned his own plumbing business, Plumber to the Rescue, which he successfully sold to the biggest competitor in 2012. Adrian hopes to help re-write the narrative of the trades industry so that young people who undertake trades apprenticeships can feel as proud, excited and celebrated as any other young person taking on another career path. By empowering tradies across Australia with the best sales and business knowledge, he has helped hundreds of businesses to systemise their business, double their profitability, and become leading examples in the industry. In this podcast, Adrian speaks with business and industry experts who have influenced his own approach to business, to share their knowledge with the next generation of trades business owners.

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Adrian Fadini

After building his own plumbing business, Plumber To The Rescue, from the ground up, Adrian worked hard to make it one of Sydney's most reputable trade businesses.

He soon realised that a key ingredient to success was regular training. Adrian developed a passion for training and trained his team weekly always looking for ways to fine-tune his training.

After selling his business to his largest competitor in 2012 Adrian entered into 2-year contract, as a condition of sale, where Adrian was responsible for bringing in account clients such as strata companies, chains of pubs and clubs and other businesses that required ongoing plumbing and electrical services.

Once this contract period ended Adrian became a full-time business coach and sales training expert, he wanted to make sure the mistakes he learned from, along with his many hours of research, networking and testing could be turned into a teachable set of workshops to help others.

Adrian understands the day to day struggles of running your own small business. He knows how to overcome them, and how to build a successful, profitable business.

Using his experience in the trades industry, combined with the skills in training and coaching that he has honed over many years, Adrian can add significant value to your small-medium business.