People make us winners

PHOENIX Group CQ is a company that knows its success and longevity for the future all comes down to the basics - the people.

With a policy of look after your people and your people will look after you, the company provides incentive plans and an attractive payroll but it also cares about its employees.

Chief executive Adrian Hindley, with his wife, Catherine, who is a director of the company, says they wouldn't be where they are today without their staff.

"Phoenix is in its fifth year of business and has been for the whole time growing at a fast rate," Mr Hindley said.

"This has only happened due to having fantastic personnel within the company and giving great results for all of Phoenix's clients."

Phoenix Group is the parent company of five divisions operating locally and nationally: Phoenix Diesel Maintenance, Phoenix Shipping, Phoenix Labour Hire, Phoenix Curtis Coast Training and East Coast Phoenix.

The company has big plans this year, hoping to grab more national market share, with major works in industrial and mineral resources sectors.

As previously highlighted with other Gladstone businesses, holding onto staff is a problem the company acknowledges and they try to combat this with a personal approach.

"A major concern for all business striving to grow with the demand is personnel retention," Mr Hindley said.

"That being said, it is clear that a lot of labour source is being soaked up by major infrastructure going ahead within Gladstone.

"Incentive plans and payroll is always a great tool for retention, but knowing everyone and meeting their needs is another. A lot of local people within the community are looking for the right lifestyle that suits theirs and their family's needs.

"The best asset a company can have is its people, not plant and equipment. Looking after your people and clients' needs will in return look after your company and its growth."

Phoenix Group is also a big player in contributing to Gladstone's local community and national charities.

Last November the company donated $100,000 to Gladstone's Technical College, which will help pay industry liaison officers to find industry jobs for students who plan to go into the workforce after completing Year 12.

"Phoenix highly supports this program as it leads the children to become our next leaders and workforce generation," Mr Hindley said.

Phoenix also last year supported the Victims of Theodore charity event, where they raffled off a specialised motocross bike, plus they take part in the yearly relay for life, Variety charity events and many more.

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