An Update on Awards, Expos and Additions to the Team from Michael Tyrrell, CEO
Outdoor shows are a great opportunity for Bainbridge Technologies to showcase our products with customers and consumers, and find out what they love about them. So, we were delighted with the response to the launch of the at the National 4x4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo at the Brisbane Showgrounds back in March. Customers were lining up to meet renowned Australian 4WD photojournalist Graham Cahill, and there was a huge amount of interest in the new products from 4WD, camper trailer, caravan and even boating customers. If you missed it, you can catch Graham's video here, and check out our blog about a recent marine installation of the CTEK D250SA + SMARTPASS 120 here.
We were also thrilled to be recognised with the Gold Award for the Terry Mahoney Excellence in Marketing at the Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo in Melbourne back in April; it’s the third time we've been recognised with this award having won Silver in 2015 and Gold in 2013. Thanks go to the hard-working marketing team, and the ongoing commitment to marketing of the whole team at Bainbridge Technologies.
While we’re on the topic of recognition I was also delighted to be featured as an industry legend in a recent AAAA magazine article. Our success comes from always striving to do a better job for customers, building a great team, and innovating; it’s how we do things at Bainbridge Technologies and why every recognition is the result of a team effort. Read the full article here.
Building a great team depends on getting great people, so I’m also delighted to welcome Brad Errington as the new WA account manager. Brad comes to us with over 20 years’ experience supplying the 4WD market, so he's well versed in our industry. Brad loves the opportunity to build relationships that come from business to business sales, so he fits in well with the team at Bainbridge. When he’s not dealing with customers Brad likes to keep up to date with industry developments: “my wife says she reads books and I read technical brochures”, he says, and the rest of the time he’s dad to two daughters aged eight and ten.
Finally, I’m just back from the Queensland Caravan, Camping & Touring Supershow at the Brisbane Showgrounds. It was great to see such a wide range of people at the event, from young families and couples to off-road enthusiasts and grey nomads. Keeping up with trends and developments is crucial to meeting the needs of all our customers, and it's great to see the potential this leisure market offers our industry. I’ll be back next year!
P.S. Talking of meeting customer needs, the BAINTUFF Solar Blanket will soon be available in a variety of colours including original orange, green khaki, and gun metal grey. Get in early to place your order as we only have limited numbers of these new colours in our first batch.