May 2008 – MultiTECH

Outstanding Business of the Month: MultiTECH

Some companies just happen to stand out from the rest and for good reason. MultiTECH, an IT company in Ingleburn, supplies custom built computers or hardware to home users, small business and large corporations that include Bushs Pet Foods, Precision Valve, Pilkington Glass and C91.3. They take the ‘local corner store’ approach by taking the time to get to know their clients and then offer a tailor-made solution.Manager, Graham Nicholls says “Why buy a Ferrari when you don’t own a race track?” Eighty percent of their business is either repeat business or based on referrals.

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MultiTECH has been operating in Macarthur for 13 years under the guidance of Owner Nick Pan and Manager Graham Nicholls. They have hosted an overwhelming 500 work placement students studying Information Technology as part of their HSC.

This begs the question WHY? Their response – “Local business should make an effort to support the local community. It’s a win/win situation.We not only support the community, we get an extra pair of hands (at no charge), and the student gets the opportunity to experience valuable hands on, relevant work.They definitely get their hands dirty fixing computers, reinstalling software, building new computer systems and preparing computers for sale.The students also receive a little spiel on work ethics.”

Graham is passionate about work placement.He has disappointing memories of his work experience as a student.He wants to give students of today every opportunity to learn and get the best job possible.

Many of his work placement students keep in contact with him.One student, Robert, went on to become IT Manager of Scotts Refrigeration.This connection has lead to Scotts Refrigeration becoming a client of MultiTECH.Another win/win outcome!

Both Nick and Graham are residents of Macarthur. Nick for ten years and Graham 38 years.Graham moved from England when he was ten years old.He loves Macarthur.”It’s less stressful than the city and has everything you need.Only one hour to the city, the beach or the mountains” Graham said.

Graham has a message for local businesses not yet involved with MWLP.”As Zig Ziglar said ‘You can achieve anything you want in this world if you help enough people achieve what they want’.So big or small business – help the local students and enjoy the rewards of helping others!”

As this month’s MWLP Local Hero, MultiTECH has received luxurious Gold Class passes donated by Greater Union Macarthur.

To find out how your business can become involved in hosting HSC students for week-long work placements, please phone Sarah Craig at MWLP on 4625 1863 or emailĀ sarah.craig@mwlp.com.au.In particular, assistance is required from businesses in the areas of Business Services, Information Technology and Construction.

 

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